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How can hyperthyroidism cause hair loss?

How can hyperthyroidism cause hair loss?

By affecting metabol: Hyper thyroidisum results in a speeding up of metabolic processes this result in hair loss in many cases. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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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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Is there is a medication for hyperthyroid that doesn't have hair loss as a side effect?

Is there is a medication for hyperthyroid that doesn't have hair loss as a side effect?

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

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Will biotin help hair loss from hyperthyroidism?

Will biotin help hair loss from hyperthyroidism?

Hair loss: Biotin is not deficient in hyperthyroid states correction of thyroid status will restore hair loss after 12 to 14 weeks once normal thyroid levels. ...Read more

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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.

Correct the thyroid: There is no easy answer here. The thyroid problem needs to be corrected and it sounds like you're on the right track. The hair loss should improve as your thyroid is controlled. ...Read more

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Why is my hair loss getting worse after an increase in levothyroxine? Had tests, haven't gone hyperthyroid & serum ferritin level is good.

LEVOTHYROXINE HAIR: UNFORTUNATELY, ABOUT ONE IN A HUNDRED PEOPLE DEVELOP SOME KIND OF HAIR LOSS WHEN TAKING THIS THYROID MEDICATION.
DO YOU TAKE ANY OTHER MEDS? ...Read more

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Can I have hyperthyroidism even if tests have been negative? Symptoms of rapid weight loss, hair loss, fatigue and dry circular skin patches.

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

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I have hyperthyroidism. Could my head tremors and hair loss be from my thyroid issues. Should my dr. Be checking t3, (liothyronine) T4 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

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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?

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

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3 months without period (not pregnant/having sex), hair loss, fatigue, extreme irritability, unintended weight loss, anxiety--hyperthyroidism?

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

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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??

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??

See a dermatologist: A. Areata is not caused by thyroid disease. It is an autoimmune disorder. People with 1 autoimmune disease are at increased risk for another. Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease. Treatment of each problem is specific and separate. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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How long does hair loss occur after you stop taking nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?

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

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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 prolonged swelling swelling of the leg unrelated to vascular issues cause hair loss in said leg?

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

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How much and for how long should I take Biotin, Selenium and zink for hair loss/damage due to previously taking Depakote?

Nutrition: Depakote and other similar medications can deplete B vitamins and other nutrients. These can be measured in lab tests to determine if supplements are effective.
Hair loss can also occur to hormonal imbalance, heavy metal toxicity and thyroid conditions. ...Read more

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Does fluocinonide help with hair loss? How long does it take? What is the likelihood of it working for a 19 year old female?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Check hormones first: Before you contemplate any costly interventions better if have a hormonal evaluation by dermatologist or endocrionogist to look into any possible medical causes of hair loss (such as thyroid, testosterone, iron, etc). Good luck. ...Read more

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I am facing hair loss from last 3 years. What I can do to stop it.

I am facing hair loss from last 3 years. What I can do to stop it.

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

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How long does it take to inhibit the effects of DHT which causes hair loss?

How long does it take to inhibit the effects of DHT which causes hair loss?

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

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Do prescription drugs for hair loss cause long term effects?

Do prescription drugs for hair loss cause long term effects?

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

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How long do you need to use rogaine (minoxidil) to see a noticeable improvement in hair loss?

Not: Everyone is going to respond, improvements occur mostly in the crown area and it may take several months. ...Read more

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Could the use of PRP, for hair loss and for many years, provoke long term effects on nervous system?

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!

Examples:
J Cutan Aesthet Surg. 2014 Apr;7 (2):107-10.
Platelet-rich plasma in androgenic alopecia: myth or an effective tool.

Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:760709. Epub 2014 May 6.
The effect of autologous activated platelet rich plasma (AA-PRP) injection on pattern hair loss: clinical and histomorphometric.. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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?

Not the medication: Hair loss can be a sign that your thyroid hormones are not balanced. The hair usually grows back once the thyroid disorder is treated. Have you TSH and free t 4 checked to make sure you are on the proper dose of levothyroxine. ...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.
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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid, " is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked ...Read more