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Doctor insights on: Hair Loss And Hashimotos Thyroiditis

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Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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Hashimotos and thyroiditis and hair loss problems. Are they related?

Hashimotos and thyroiditis and hair loss problems.  Are they related?

Related : Untreated hypothyroidism, which can be caused by hashimoto's thyroiditis, can cause hair loss. This should improve once the thyroid hormone levels have been back to normal, but it won't be immediate because hair growth is a slow process. ...Read more

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Hashimoto thyroditis and severe resistant hair loss, can you tell me about this?

Hashimoto thyroditis and severe resistant hair loss, can you tell me about this?

Thyroid & Hair Loss: When Hashimoto's thyroiditis precipitates low thyroid function, hair loss is one of the hallmarks that you are now HYPOTHYROID. You need to optimize the thyroid function, in particular, tisse/cellular T3 (liothyronine) levels in order to reverse/fix this. Often standard treatment with T4 (Synthroid) will not do this. A T4/T3 (liothyronine) combo or pure T3 (liothyronine) is required. https://www.facebook.com/groups/95847031171/ ...Read more

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Can hair loss be related to hashimotos or is it levothyroxine? Will it stop falling? Can biotin help?

Low thyroid: Low thyroid will cause hair loss which should improve with therapy. Some people with autoimmune thyroiditis also have alopecia areata. Of course many other factors can influence hair loss, including birth control pills or iud or many meds. Many women have hair loss with age & hormone changes. Biotin is a waste of money but a dermatologist may help. ...Read more

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I have Hashimoto's disease and my doctor prescribed me 25MCG of levothyroxine. I have read hair loss happens. I'm scared to take it now. I am 19 yo. ?

I have Hashimoto's disease and my doctor prescribed me 25MCG of levothyroxine. I have read hair loss happens. I'm scared to take it now. I am 19 yo. ?

Take medication: Thyroxine does not cause hair loss. Lack of thyroxine may cause hair loss. Being thyroid deficient will cause a host of other problems as well. Please follow your doctor's advice and take the medication. 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. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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My TSH is 2.4 ulu/ml & ESR is 37 mm/hr my hair is thinning really fast - do I have hashimoto's thyroiditis? Is there hope for my hair? I'm 40/y female

My TSH is 2.4 ulu/ml & ESR is 37 mm/hr my hair is thinning really fast - do I have hashimoto's thyroiditis? Is there hope for my hair? I'm 40/y female

Hair loss 40 y.o. F: Esr is a measure of inflammation and can be elevated by many different things. Tsh 2.4 is within normal limits. Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition that has antibodies that we can test for. Any rapidly progressing hair loss should be evaluated by a dermatologist. A number of things can cause this-hormones, thyroid, iron, medications, inflammatory conditions of the body, etc. ...Read more

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Can tpo antibodies be present in subacute thyroiditis? Or does it mean I have hashimotos. Swollen thyroid Tsh normal. Cold hands fatigue hair falling

Can tpo antibodies be present in subacute thyroiditis? Or does it mean I have hashimotos. Swollen thyroid Tsh normal. Cold hands fatigue hair falling

Anti TPO antibodies: Can be elevated in some people with normal thyroids, and are markers of thyroiditis, depending on the levels and the follow up. Your symptoms don't point to a specific disease and can be common to other problems as well, your best bet is to see your doctor/endocrinologist for assessment and further management, best wishes ...Read more

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Have hashimotos thyroiditis. Unintentional weight loss of 20 lbs over 3 months, and headaches so bad i vomit. Family hist of addisons any correlation?

Have hashimotos thyroiditis. Unintentional weight loss of 20 lbs over 3 months, and headaches so bad i vomit. Family hist of addisons any correlation?

Yes: Both hashimoto's thyroiditis and addisons disease are autoimmune disorders that can occur together. If you have unexplained weight loss, vomiting, low blood pressure with standing you definitely need to be checked for addison's with a Cortrosyn stimulation test and acth level. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Inflammation Of The Thyroid (Definition)

Several common forms of thyroiditis. Subacute thyroidits is from a virus. Your thyroid is tender, transient hyperthyroidism, but then resolution. Hashimotos thyroiditis is usually without pain, eventually causes hypothyroidism, but can coexist with graves hyperthyroidism. Two other forms are post partum thyroiditis and "painless" thyroiditis; transient hyper followed by ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more