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What kinds of health problems cause hair loss? Mine has been shedding for 3mths. I lost 47lbs since march. Thyroid is fine. When will it stop

What kinds of health problems cause hair loss? Mine has been shedding for 3mths. I lost 47lbs since march. Thyroid is fine. When will it stop

Stress: Stress is the best cause for these problems but make sure that your doctor knows about this much weight loss. It could point to a serious medical problem. ...Read more

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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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Can u experience hair loss and headaches with a thyroid problem?

Can u experience hair loss and headaches with a thyroid problem?

Thyroid problems: Yes, the hair problems in some cases are related to thyroids problems and some patients present headache , check with your dr, and family physician. We have to check and determine others possible causes, including but not limited to visual problems, hormone imbalance, anemia, vitamins deficiency, food intolerance ..., . ...Read more

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Took cytomel 5 weeks don't have thyroid problem noticed hair loss so I stopped how long will it take for my body to go back to normal ?

Took cytomel 5 weeks don't have thyroid problem noticed hair loss so I stopped how long will it take for my body to go back to normal ?

CYTOMEL: (fortunately) is fast acting and quickly eliminated ( a lot sooner than other forms of thyroid hormone. Your perscribing Health Professional can "measure" your return to normal function by following your TSH levels. I would allow at least 4 weeks for the effects of Cytomel to be negligible. Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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I have hair loss problem. And dandruff on my head. Can't get rid of dandruff. Is my hair fall due to dandruff? Thyroid is ok. No heredity of hair fall

I have hair loss problem. And dandruff on my head. Can't get rid of dandruff. Is my hair fall due to dandruff? Thyroid is ok. No heredity of hair fall

Separate problems.: The real name for "dandruff" is seborrheic dermatitis. Effective otc shampoos all contain either tar, salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide, or a combination of them, so look for those ingredients. Dandruff does not cause hair loss, so that is a separate issue, with many possible causes. Your dermatologist will have to run some tests to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have hair loss problems and so depressed about it.I don't have problems with my thyroid.And there is no vitamin deficiency. Please help me!

I have hair loss problems and so depressed about it.I don't have problems with my thyroid.And there is no vitamin deficiency. Please help me!

Yes, you do: Start by seeing the family doctor to rule out any physical cause for your depression. Your family doctor can refer you to a psychiatrist for a full psychiatric evaluation and to a psychologist for psychotherapy. Please don't postpone this too long. The longer you wait the harder depression can be to treat. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm male 28 my thyroid test results is t3 (liothyronine) 109.53 t4 6.85 tsh 1.362 is it normal and healthy level ? My hair loss problem is not due to male pattern ..

I'm male 28 my thyroid test results is t3 (liothyronine) 109.53 t4 6.85 tsh 1.362 is it normal and healthy level ? My hair loss problem is not due to male pattern ..

Thyroid levels: Regrettably thyroid test results can vary from one laboratory to another. Please ask the doctor who ordered the thyroid levels to share the information with you. It could be normal or abnormal and you must find this out from your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm hypothyroid. When on birth control alone,I noticed dat my acne &hair loss improved little. Is dis pos? Iv heard dat bcps worsen thyroid problems?

I'm hypothyroid. When on birth control alone,I noticed dat my acne &hair loss improved little. Is dis pos? Iv heard dat bcps worsen thyroid problems?

BCP and thyroid: BCP do not worsen thyroid problems. Presumably you are taking levothyroxine for your hypothyroidism. BCP increases the amount of thyroid binding protein in the blood. In some of the older blood tests, this altered some of the values, but if a TSH or FT4 is measured, there is no problem with interpretation of lab values. ...Read more

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4m pp, thyroid levels normal, thyroid enlarged, u/s today. How long until normal pp hair loss and exhaustion level out? I am bf'ing

4m pp, thyroid levels normal, thyroid enlarged, u/s today. How long until normal pp hair loss and exhaustion level out? I am bf'ing

Could be months: Your hair is not lost, just breaking off. It should grow out normally, but may take several months since hair grows intermittently not continuously. Give it time, and avoid chemical treatments. Continue the iron to build your blood count back toward normal. ...Read more

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Can thyroid medication lead to severe hair loss?

Can thyroid medication lead to severe hair loss?

Other way around: Overactive or underactive thyroid levels can lead to hair loss. Restoring your thyroid level to normal can return your hair to normal, but it can take many months. ...Read more

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What causes hair loss and how can I fix it to grow an get thicker, besides dose increase of thyroid medication?

What causes hair loss and how can I fix it to grow an get thicker,  besides dose increase of thyroid medication?

Too much thyroid is-: Too much thyroid is more likely to causes fine hair with hair loss. Hypothyroidism is associated with thick course hair, and is not as likely to causes hair loss as too much thyroid! ...Read more

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I had my thyroid removed and its been 3 years. I'm a female and i'm still experiencing hair loss. What can I do to reverse this?

I had my thyroid removed and its been 3 years. I'm a female and i'm still experiencing hair loss.  What can I do to reverse this?

See your doctor: It might not be the thyroid causing this anymore, especially if you are adequately replaced on thyroid pill. You might need lab testings to confirm this and to look for other causes. ...Read more

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Do certain hair loss solutions actually work or will I be getting ripped off due to clever marketing? Noticing hair loss maybe from thyroid

Do certain hair loss solutions actually work or will I be getting ripped off due to clever marketing? Noticing hair loss maybe from thyroid

Hair loss: Thyroid levels should be in normal range for healthy hair. Low thyroid/ hugh thyroid can csuse hair fall.if thyroid is in normal range, taking B vitamins can help hair fall ...Read more

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Will thyroid replacement stop hair loss?

Will thyroid replacement stop hair loss?

Maybe: If the hair loss is caused by hypothyroidism, then thyroid hormone replacement will stop the hair loss. Often time, the thyroid is not the cause of the hair loss. In that case, thyroid hormone replacement will not do much. You will know if you have thyroid problem through a blood test. If thyroid hormone is low, i would treat it to see if the hair loss will improve. ...Read more

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Does biotin help reverse thyroid hair loss?

Does biotin help reverse thyroid hair loss?

No: Correct the thyroid dysfunction, and the hair may regrow. Biotin has no effect on thyroid hair loss. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Thyroid (Definition)

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