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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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Recently have hair loss prob from synthroid (thyroxine). What can a Dr prescribe? does a dermatologist deal w/this? Many expensive products in store not sure...

Recently have hair loss prob from synthroid (thyroxine). What can a Dr prescribe? does a dermatologist deal w/this? Many expensive products in store not sure...

Synthroid (thyroxine): does NOT cause hair loss. The problems with your thyroid that lead to your needing Synthroid (thyroxine) can cause hair loss problems, but it is hair breakage, not true loss, and will regrow if your thyroid level is normalized. ...Read more

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What can I do for hair loss issue that i think is caused by medication i'm taking? I take .125 mcg synthroid, (thyroxine) sotto pellet HRT injection and accutane.

Hair loss from meds?: Both hypothyroidism as well as hyperthyroidism can cause hair loss. I would recommend seeing a dermatologist or someone expert in the hair loss treatment not due to genetic causes. ...Read more

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Why am I having hair loss and my TSH level are normal? Can it be my Synthroid (thyroxine) medicine?

Why am I having hair loss and my TSH level are normal? Can it be my Synthroid (thyroxine) medicine?

Not thyroid: There are many causes of hair loss. Abnormal thyroid levels can cause hair loss, but most cases of hair loss are due to other things, including stress, genetics, vitamin deficiency, diet, adequate sleep. Work with your doctor (primary care or dermatologist) on this. ...Read more

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I have pain in hair roots when moving hairs or comb.And lossing 75 to 125 hairs daily.Having thyroxine for high TSH .What is the cause of hair loss?

I have pain in hair roots when moving hairs or comb.And lossing 75 to 125 hairs daily.Having thyroxine for high TSH .What is the cause of hair loss?

Most likely: Due to the hypothyroidism which is now being treated. It will take months after your thyroid level is normalized for the hair breakage to stop, but you won't permanently lose any hair. It regrows, but takes months. ...Read more

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Im 36y/o, ttc>9mos. Tsh =0.9 three yrs ago, now its 2.5. Should i be on a low dose Synthroid (thyroxine) to improve fertility? Been having hair loss & cold intol

Im 36y/o, ttc>9mos. Tsh =0.9 three yrs ago, now its 2.5.  Should i be on a low dose Synthroid (thyroxine) to improve fertility? Been having hair loss & cold intol

Probably: While TSH of 2.5 is 'normal, ' a change for 0.9 to 2.5 may not be. I have seen many women improve fertility with low dose thyroid treatment with this TSH level. Also, it is now recommended that pregnant women keep their TSH below 2.5 during the first trimester because the fetus does not make it's own thyroid until after that time. ...Read more

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Hair loss still, synthroid (thyroxine) 50 mcg, TSH 4.4, t4 (18), T3 (2.2.) Why no hair regrowth?

Too little info: to be able to guess. The best place to start would be with whomever prescribed the Synthroid (thyroxine) ...Read more

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Taken 50mcg. Synthroid (thyroxine) 6yrs. New dr. says blood tests show normal range. Stopped taking 3wks ago. Hair loss, sudden eye floaters, flashes.. Cause?

Taken 50mcg. Synthroid (thyroxine)  6yrs. New dr. says blood tests show normal range. Stopped taking 3wks ago. Hair loss, sudden eye floaters, flashes.. Cause?

ALOPECIA TX: RESTART SYNTHROID (thyroxine) Alopecia or hair loss : You need Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid.. Rogaine and Propecia may be helpful. ALSO MASON-PEARSON BOARS HEAD HAIR BRUSH .If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. ...Read more

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TSH w/reflex to T4 was 0.25. T4 free 1.2. T3 free 2.7. 4 months ago TSH 2.01. Synthroid (thyroxine) 137mg year. Fatigue weight gain hair loss. Suggestions?

TSH w/reflex to T4 was 0.25. T4 free 1.2. T3 free 2.7.   4 months ago TSH 2.01.  Synthroid (thyroxine) 137mg year. Fatigue weight gain hair loss. Suggestions?

Not hypothyroid: Your TSH was within normal range(0.4-0.6 ) 4 months ago indicating you were not hypothyroid then and were on the proper dose of Synthroid (thyroxine). Your current Free T4 is within normal limits. However your TSH is slightly low which suggests that your current dose of Synthroid (thyroxine) is slightly too high and can be reduced. YOU ARE NOT HYPOTHYROID and your symptoms are not due to this. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have hair loss during early 20's? Is ther amy prevention or remedies to it?

Is it normal to have hair loss during early 20's? Is ther amy prevention or remedies to it?

Hair Loss: Hair is a protective adaptation of the body to the elements. Hair loss may be a result of numerous factors which may include, genetics, metabolic or exposure to a toxic environment. Medical treatment includes minoxidil, spirinolactone, propecia, (finasteride) etc... There are surgical options which includes implants. Laser therapy may help. Alternative remedies such as fo-ti may also be of help. ...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


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more