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Experiencing intense hair breakage/loss lately haven't had thyroid levels checked in v long time, is the hair problem due2 hyper or hypo levels?

Experiencing intense hair breakage/loss lately haven't had thyroid levels checked in v long time, is the hair problem due2 hyper or hypo levels?

Hard to say: Thyroid problems are 1 cause, but there are many Poor diet is also a cause, (eat a variety of fruits and vegetables 7-8 servings a day,etc.) Other diseases can cause hair loss as well as some medications. See your doctor and get a good evaluation with the appropriate blood work to find out if there is a medical cause. (Also to much bleaching, dying, blow-drying, tight pony-tails etc can do it. ) ...Read more

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What can cause thyroid symptoms normal testing T4 free 1.26 and TSH .316! cold (iron) normal, hair breakage, period changes, weight loss 20lbs in 5m?

What can cause thyroid symptoms normal testing T4 free 1.26 and TSH .316! cold (iron) normal, hair breakage, period changes, weight loss 20lbs in 5m?

Many things: Thyroid is not the cause for everything that happens in your body. Your TSH is slightly low; it could be a recent bout of thyroiditis which caused some or all of your problems, but you doctor will need to look beyond the thyroid. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to stop severe hair breakage? Im losing a lot of hair suddenly. I hve chemically treated hair. But i havnt done anything to it recently

Is there anyway to stop severe hair breakage? Im losing a lot of hair suddenly. I hve chemically treated hair. But i havnt done anything to it recently

Try moisturizer: Unfortunately, the damage may have been done with the chemical treatment, even if it was some time ago. The hair shaft away from the growing part near the scalp may be dried out and fragile. I expect you may have tried a moisturizer for your hair already, but if not, that is where i would suggest starting. Also, avoid further irritation such as even things like blow drying hair with high heat... ...Read more

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I've hair breakage & hair fall, but no dandruff.

I've hair breakage & hair fall, but no dandruff.

Many possibilities: You did not explain how you treat your hair. Do you use curling irons a lot? Have you had it straightened and colored in addition? Those could certainly make your hair break. In terms of it falling out you need to be analyzed whether or not your thyroid is normal, your ferritin level is normal and whether or not you have lost a lot of weight recently or have been under a great deal of stress. An e. ...Read more

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34 year old african a female trying to get my hair breakage under control and want it to grow. Condition daily also biotin 5, 000 mg. Suggestions!

34 year old african a female trying to get my hair breakage under control and want it to grow. Condition daily also biotin 5, 000 mg. Suggestions!

Hair Breakage: Harsh chemical treatments, a poor diet, stress and heat are some of the many factors that can cause hair breakage. A common reason for hair breakage is that the ends are excessively dry. You need to find the right hair conditioner for your hair. ...Read more

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What causes extreme hair breakage, and a change in hair texture? Im not on any medications, I have no illnesses. 60 years old. Menopause for 6 years.

What causes extreme hair breakage, and a change in hair texture? Im not on any medications, I have no illnesses. 60 years old. Menopause for 6 years.

Hair problem: You need a good metabolic evaluation. Iron deficiency is very common and could result in the problem you have. Of course, the character of your hair will change as you age, but what you're describing needs further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can hair breakage and head pain and pressure be related?

Can hair breakage and head pain and pressure be related?

No: Very certain the hair breakage is not related to pain and pressure in the head. Causes of pain and pressure in the head are multiple. First rule out hypertension. stress, sinus disease, etc.. Have a good physical examination. That should determine how far to go with investigation of head pain and pressure. Brain inflammation and tumors are rare but on the list of possibilities. ...Read more

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Hair breakage at root. Kinky hair texture. No chemical treated hair for 3 years. Breaking from roots and down entite hair shaft. Lives in NYC?

Hair breakage at root.  Kinky hair  texture.  No chemical treated hair for 3 years.   Breaking from roots and down entite hair shaft.  Lives in NYC?

Well: this could be several things from chemical damage the hair and thyroid disease to autoimmune disease to fungal infection even autoimmune disease.recommend evaluation by a physician primary care or dermatology ...Read more

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Is it possible for thyroid problems to cause hair breakage and texture change?

Is it possible for thyroid problems to cause hair breakage and texture change?

Low thyroid: Having low thyroid hormone levels (hypothyroid) can cause hair to become thin and brittle. It would be reasonable to have your thyroid hormone leves checked along with a tsh. ...Read more

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Does taking Plaquenil and/or Cymbalta cause hair breakage/shedding? I've been experiencing it since I was put on them.

Does taking Plaquenil and/or Cymbalta cause hair breakage/shedding? I've been experiencing it since I was put on them.

Not necessarily: We need to know more about your health and why you're taking his medications. It may be the underlying medical problem is the cause for you to have the symptoms. I would with not initially expect these two medications to cause hair breakage but consider more your medical problems discuss this with your physician and if necessary see a dermatologist ...Read more

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Any good product, medication, or vitamin for severe hair breakage? I hve chemically treated hair. I've NT done anythng durastic 2 it latly. Thyroid okay.

Any good product, medication, or vitamin for severe hair breakage? I hve chemically treated hair. I've NT done anythng durastic 2 it latly. Thyroid okay.

Hair health: Supplements may help with new hair growth, but once hair is grown it is dead, and if chemically damaged it can not be repaired except by cutting it off or treating with conditioners. ...Read more

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I have dry scalp and hair breakage causing thinning of hair. What would be treatments for this?

I have dry scalp and hair breakage causing thinning of hair. What would be treatments for this?

Depends on Diagnosis: For example, seb dermatitis of the scalp may cause this and medicated shampoos may benefit and improve your condition, but a proper diagnosis should be made first before any treatment. good luck. ...Read more

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I have been takn ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo for 4.5mos. I have had severe hair breakage/clumps for 3ish months. Is there any connection? Can it weaken hair?

I have been takn ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo for 4.5mos. I have had severe hair breakage/clumps for 3ish months. Is there any connection? Can it weaken hair?

Hair breakage: Progesterone present in birth control pills cause hair loss in women. However, ortho tri cyclin contains the progestrin drospirenone and has lower anti androgenic effect and its effect is less than other birth control tablets. ...Read more

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I am experiencing hair loss or breakage, after a hair dye and two texturizers?

I am experiencing  hair loss or breakage, after a hair dye and two texturizers?

Damage: These procedures may have damaged your hair. Recommend seeing a good beautician to assess your hair further. ...Read more

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Thyroid removed level at .406 now on meds have a lot symptoms of low thyroid, hair loss and breakage dry skin constipated doc says fine y i feel bad?

Thyroid removed  level at .406 now on meds have a lot  symptoms of low thyroid, hair loss and breakage dry skin constipated doc says fine y i feel bad?

Not sure.: Could be that you are underdosed in your thyroid replacement hormone. I am not sure if 0.406 is your current TSH or not. If it is, it is hard to explain. If this doesn't clear up in a short while you might consider repeating your TSH and using a small dose of t3 (liothyronine). ...Read more

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Is B12 hair color loss reversible?

Is B12 hair color loss reversible?

Unclear question: Vitamin B12 does not affect hair color.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more