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How Long Does Hair Loss Associated With Hyperthyroidism Last
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
Eventually: Yes, but it will take a while...Months at least. ...Read more
Find the root cause: I get this question a lot and unfortunately I have to say no about the medications. But i'd like to offer another solution. The goal of hyperthyroid meds is to. ...Read more
In your experience&practice have you noticed hair loss with the med tapezole? What about hyperthyroidism? Have both and read both can?
How do I stop hair loss for hyperthyroidism? I been losing hair for 2-3 weeks. How do I stop this? I'm currently taking propylthiouracil.
Can I have hyperthyroidism even if tests have been negative? Symptoms of rapid weight loss, hair loss, fatigue and dry circular skin patches.
Unlkikely!: If your TSH is normal, and your free T4 and T3 (liothyronine) are normal, it would be quite (no extremely) unlikely that you are hyperthyroid. Illness itself can cause hair and weight loss. I suspect you need an alternate diagnosis. Since I do not know your age, it is hard to make suggestive diagnoses. ...Read more
I have hyperthyroidism. Could my head tremors and hair loss be from my thyroid issues. Should my dr. Be checking t3, (liothyronine) T4 more?
Yes it may be:
Hyperthyroidism can trigger a condition called telogeneffuvium that result in hair loss
and it also causes tremors.
You did not mention what meds you are taking and what your tsh, t3, (liothyronine) T4 levels are
you need to get proper tratment and bring your levels within normal. ...Read more
I think I may have some symptoms of hyperthyroidism e.G pain in knee joints, hair loss, anxiety. Can you recommend any diet supplements for this?
No: Please see an endocrinologist for a proper treatment plan. Feel better. ...Read more
Tsh is 1 but I don't feel ok. Usually have fast heart 90-100 rest-fast breathing-muscle cramps-hair loss. Am I level hyperthyroidism or not related?
Heart beat fast: I would have a complete physical with your primary care doctor. He or she can sort out these issues for you. It is not likely hyperthyroidism. Are you the only bald member in the family? If not, it is likely genetic. Fast heart beat can be anxiety. Are you very stressed? De stress your life. ...Read more
3 months without period (not pregnant/having sex), hair loss, fatigue, extreme irritability, unintended weight loss, anxiety--hyperthyroidism?
Yes: Yes you could have something wrong with your thyroid or something else going on. The symptoms of weight loss and anxiety is usually with hyperthyroidism while symptoms of hair loss and feeling tired are due to hypothyroidism but these are not hard and fast rules of diagnosis. Go to your physician for an appropriate exam and workup. ...Read more
I have alopecia areata due to hyperthyroidism due to which I have bald patches on my beard. I am on neomercazole now. How can I regain my hair??
Hair loss, F- derm said telogen effluvium- bloodwork ok, no other med probs, no fam history of hair loss-no fungal infection. How long can it last?
Ask the derm: The DR who determined you have telogen effluvium should discuss it in detail. Be sure she answers all your questions. What is the specific cause of your problem? There are many possible. This is very important. Typical telogen lasts about 3 months. If present less than 6 months it is acute. If over 6 months it is chronic. The circumstances causing it determine the duration. ...Read more
50 mg spironolactone (for hormonal acne) caused diffuse hair loss for me for last 5 months. Thyroid/iron/autoimmune/etc. Labs all normal. Will this resolve without stopping the med? How long could it take? Would a change in dosage maybe help?
Hair loss: Spironolactone, being antiandrogenic, actually is used to treat female pattern hair loss. Your hair loss may be genetically determined. Any other female relatives with hair thinning pattern? For further evaluation a dermatologist may be able to pinpoint the type of hair loss you have and determine whether hair regrowth may be likely. ...Read more
How long does hair loss occur after you stop taking nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?
Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) Hair Loss: When changes in hormones or hormone treatments (birth control) occur, hair follicles may enter a shedding phase. This shedding phase may last 6-12 weeks on average and might be accompanied by a slight decrease in coverage of the scalp or volume. The severity of the shed is determined by your genetic risk for female hair loss. A non-invasive haircheck measurement can help track the loss ; regrowth. ...Read more
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
Can prolonged swelling swelling of the leg unrelated to vascular issues cause hair loss in said leg?
In short yes: Chronic edema or otherwise noted swelling of the leg / lower extremity can be associated with what's known as stasis dermatitis. In which the skin becomes very tight and thin. Which results in micro tears, with chronic inflammation and metaplasia or changing of the cells, Which would theoretically result in hair loss. ...Read more
How much and for how long should I take Biotin, Selenium and zink for hair loss/damage due to previously taking Depakote?
Does fluocinonide help with hair loss? How long does it take? What is the likelihood of it working for a 19 year old female?
Dermatologist: If you are losing abnormal amounts of hair, consult a dermatologist who will order appropriate tests to find a cause like thyroid disease, skin disease, etc. If no cause is found and no effective treatment is available in your case, visit a skilled beautician who will instruct you on your hair treatment and care. ...Read more
I m 22 (m)having a hair loss. I am taking finasteride side 2 years now. How long should I continue and what are the side effects?
Finasteride: If you have male pattern hair loss and you stop the Finasteride all the hair that grew back and all the hair that was stopped from falling out will eventually fall out. Serious side effects of Finasteride include breast ca, prostate ca, male infertility and depression. The common reactions include impotence, gynecomastia, hypotension and decreased iibido. ...Read more
Vit. B12 was 974 last year, this year 825. (lab range 221-700) 38 F, fibromyalgia and some hair loss. Should I look further into it?
High Vit B12 levels: Although it will probably turn out to be insignificant, there are a few hematologic diseases and liver diseases which can present with a high serum vitamin B12 level. Since yours has been elevated twice now, even though not exceedingly high, it might be worthwhile to undergo a general physical and labs to be sure that there are no underlying diseases present other than fibromyalgia. Good luck. ...Read more
46 yo female have been having 14-22 day menstral periods since January. Also noted significant hair loss. 50 # wt loss in last 9 months?
Menstruation: You must be evaluated by an OB-GYN for your complaints. ...Read more
How likely is it for Levaquin to cause long term/chronic hair loss or permanent damage to my hair follicles? Is med induced hair loss reversible?
My mom, 1sis & I have had progressive hair loss in last 10-15yrs on top, crown & sides of head. Are we 3 females good candidates for hair transplants?
Stopping Hair Loss: The most important step in stopping hereditary hair loss is finding a qualified doctor who can evaluate, treat, track &monitor your situation. Many of our long distance patients find it valuable that we can use email and photos to discuss their hair loss situation, in addition to recommend effective treatment options like Minoxidil 82m, finplus, lasercap, prp, fue neograft hair transplants, etc. ...Read more
4-6 months: Although the inhibatory effect is immediate, because of the length of the hair growth cycle it could take up to 6 months to see a measurable change. ...Read more
Possibly: I assume you are referring to propecia (finasteride). It is relatively safe and free of severe side effects, but any drug can cause problems. Suggest you go on line or ask your pharmacist for a list of specific possible side effects. You also should realize any benefit will be lost if you stop the medication. ...Read more
Could the use of PRP, for hair loss and for many years, provoke long term effects on nervous system?
Platelet Rich Plasma:
Very effective for hair regrowth at this point.
No side effects. It's your own blood!
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Platelet-rich plasma in androgenic alopecia: myth or an effective tool.
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The effect of autologous activated platelet rich plasma (AA-PRP) injection on pattern hair loss: clinical and histomorphometric.. ...Read more
What is best treatment for dandruff? Does it cause hair loss? And how to make my hair thick and longer coz it seems stop growing?
Dandruff shampoo: Regular washes with dandruff shampoo are the best way to prevent dandruff. You may need to shower daily or even twice a day. In order to make your hair thick, eat well (fruit, vegetables, and protein) and take a multivitamin. If that doesn't work, you might try taking Folic Acid or biotin which are essential ingredients for hair growth. Thyroid or other medical problems may also thin hair. ...Read more
Hypothyroid after adding raw broccoli to diet last year, quit eating it 2 months ago and my symptoms cleared up apart from hair loss, will it regrow?
FORGET ALL THIS: Broccoli, raw or cooked, has nothing to do with thyroid. In fact, NO FOOD CAUSES LOW THYROID. You neglected to mention why you think you had hypothyroid or what your symptoms were. Look around and see how many men your age have lost scalp hair. If you think you have a medical problem, see a Dr. ...Read more
23 yr old male. Never had hair loss until I used Rogaine (minoxidil). Used it off and on 2-3 weeks on front hair to grow longer but quit. Will my shed hair grow?
Does levothyroxine couse hair loss and if it does after how long of treatment this side effect have been seen?
Does levothyroxine couse hair loss and if it does after how long of treatment this side effect have been seen?
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?
(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