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Does l-tyrosine help with hypothyroidism?

Does l-tyrosine help with hypothyroidism?

Yes, if deficient: Our bodies produce thyroid hormone by combining tyrosine with iodine. Thus, if one is deficient in tyrosine it might cause hypothyroidism. Our body synthesizes tyrosine from phenylalanine, so that deficiency (which is not unusual) can also cause hypothyroidism. If low in tyrosine then supplementing should help: http://ezinearticles.Com/?The-importance-of-l-tyrosine-in-thyroid-function;id=4717866. ...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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How much l tyrosine should I take for hypothyroidism?

How much l tyrosine should I take for hypothyroidism?

No need for extra: The treatment for hypothyroidism is replacement of thyroid hormone; there is no reason to take other supplements such as tyrosine the hypothyroidism is treated appropriately. ...Read more

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With hypothyroidism, does l-tyrosine raise or lower thyroid levels if your at a stable level?(on synthroid) I want to use it for mood support.Thanks

With hypothyroidism, does l-tyrosine raise or lower thyroid levels if your at a stable level?(on synthroid) I want to use it for mood support.Thanks

L-tyrosine: It should not harm you but before you take it please contact your thyroid doctor. Regarding mood - if the doctor says no do not take it. In that case, if you still have mood issues a consult with a psychologist would be helpful. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism. 2500 mcg biotin daily. I just started taking dobble dose . Reason hair loss. Is that too much?!thanks in advance

Hypothyroidism. 2500 mcg biotin daily. I just started taking dobble  dose . Reason hair loss. Is that too much?!thanks in advance

Biotin: Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin, so excess amounts in your blood get filtered out by the kidneys and don't accumulate, so there is low risk of toxicity. Biotin is unproven in improving hair loss, so increasing doses above standard supplements is unlikely to provide any additional benefit. Biotin occurs naturally in leafy green vegetables, particularly swiss chard, and peanuts. ...Read more

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Can hair loss be related with a hypothyroid?

Can hair loss be related with a hypothyroid?

Yes!: Hair loss is definitely related to hypothyroidism. Sometimes the outer edges of the eyebrows can get thin. Hair on your head can become very thin and dry as well. ...Read more

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Will rogaine work for someone with hair loss from hypothyroid disease?

Will rogaine work for someone with hair loss from hypothyroid disease?

Thyroid: Hair change due to low thyroid is treated with thyroid replacement. Rogaine [minoxidil] will contribute very little. Treat whatever thyroid disease is present. Note that there might also be a separate reason for hair change. Age? Menstrual and pregnancy status? Meds and supplements? Birth control? Illness, injuries, fevers in last 6 months? Severe weight change? Family history? Exact details of ty ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism be associated with mild hair loss? I take my 125 of levrothroxine 5 days wk. would taking on weekends to help this ? Is it age ?

Can hypothyroidism be associated with mild hair loss? I take my 125 of levrothroxine 5 days wk. would taking on weekends to help this ? Is it age ?

Hypothyroidism: Hair loss can be associated with hypothyroidism along with many other seemingly diverse symptoms. The best follow-up is monitoring the TSH levels, along with symptoms. Resist self-adjusting dosages without good measurements and your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of hypothyroidism in the beginning stages? So far I have some hair loss, i workout a lot but still have a distended abdomen

What are some symptoms of hypothyroidism in the beginning stages?  So far I have some hair loss, i workout a lot but still have a distended abdomen

Weight gain,: Hot and cold intolerance, dry skin, constipation, sluggishness and fatigue, menstrual irregularity or cessation of periods. There are many others which you can read about on a good medical website like mayo clinic. ...Read more

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I am hypothyroid after having a total thyroidectomy in nov 2012. When will my hair loss stop?

I am hypothyroid after having a total thyroidectomy in nov 2012. When will my hair loss stop?

Under control: Your hair loss should get better once your thyroid hormones are controlled, this is normally achieved via taking a thyroid hormone pill and getting bloodwork, if not, other reasons for hair loss should be checked. ...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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Please suggest me treatment for hair loss due to use of steroids. I also have hypothyroidism and undergone splenectomy..

Please suggest me treatment for hair loss due to use of steroids. I also have hypothyroidism and undergone splenectomy..

Hair loss: What sort of steroids did you use—anabolic or glucocorticoid? The former increase testosterone & may thus increase hair loss; the other type is used to treat hair loss. Hypothyroidism can be associated with hair loss as well. Stress of surgery might also explain hair loss. Suggest seeing an endocrinologist to check levels out & determine actual cause of hair loss & offer treatment options. ...Read more

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When I was hypothyroid(n didn't knw abt it),I had taken Diane 35 for my acne n hair loss. N it helped. But I heard bcps r bad for hypo women?

When I was hypothyroid(n didn't knw abt it),I had taken Diane 35 for my acne n hair loss. N it helped. But I heard bcps r bad for hypo women?

They're not bad: BCP are not any different for hypothyroid women than for any other woman: they are safe. Women who should not take BCP - regardless of thyroid - are those over 35, with hypertension, smokers, and concerns about estrogen-dependent growths. Thyroid patients are no different, good wishes. ...Read more

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My Thyroid was .14. I was told that was normal but I have symptoms of hypothyroid. Palpitations, itchy skin, hair loss, moody, headaches high choleste?

My Thyroid was .14. I was told that was normal but I have symptoms of hypothyroid. Palpitations, itchy skin, hair loss, moody, headaches high choleste?

Hypothyroidism: Your symptoms are not typical of hypothyroidism but are more consistent with hyperthyroidism(overactive). Have a complete thyroid panel done rather than one test done to be sure. An endocrinologist or thyroidologist are experts in the field of thyroid disorders. ...Read more

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Will taking pumpkin seed oil supplements 1000mg for hair loss, negatively effect my thyroid functioning? I have hypothyroidism taking 75mcg synthyroid

Will taking pumpkin seed oil supplements 1000mg for hair loss, negatively effect my thyroid functioning? I have hypothyroidism taking 75mcg synthyroid

Not studied: Hi. No one has studied the effect of pumpkin seed oil (PSO) on thyroid function; just like no one has studied its effect on hair loss! So take PSO to your heart's content; you're enriching some snake oil salesperson, but I seriously doubt it will have any effect on your thyroid function tests or l-thyroxine dose. Good luck! ...Read more

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My TSH fluctuates goes to 5.5 with 12.5 mcg comes down to .27 on 25mcg. anti thyroid antibodies +ve. how to titrate.only hair loss no hypothyroid symp?

My TSH fluctuates goes to 5.5 with 12.5 mcg comes down to .27 on 25mcg. anti thyroid antibodies +ve. how to titrate.only hair loss no hypothyroid symp?

Dosing: Hi. Most systems are not that sensitive! I would suggest trying 12.5 mcg on even days of the month and 25 mcg on odd days of the mont. This will give you an average daily dose of 18.75 mcg, and should give you a nice, normal TSH. But to reiterate, most systems are not that sensitive. Make sure you're well equilibrated (dose at least 6 weeks) before testing. Good luck! ...Read more

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My TSH is 6.43 and T4 is 15 I have most hypothyroid symptoms; fatigue, migraines, hair loss, extreme cold&prolactin level of 2200. Should i be treated?

My TSH is 6.43 and T4 is 15 I have most hypothyroid symptoms; fatigue, migraines, hair loss, extreme cold&prolactin level of 2200. Should i be treated?

Needs further testin: I am concerned that your prolactine is high. I would recomend further eavluation. Your symptoms could also be explained by the source of elevated prolactine. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Tyrosine (Definition)

Tyrosine is an amino acids. Thyrosine and other Amino Acids are joined together to make proteins. Most proteins have ...Read more