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I am a 32 yo female that has difficulty losing weight. I am also experiencing ance, brittle nails and hair loss. Pcp tells me my TSH level is normal.

I am a 32 yo female that has difficulty losing weight. I am also experiencing ance, brittle nails and hair loss. Pcp tells me my TSH level is normal.

Not thyroid?: If your TSH and your free T4 are both normal, then your problems are caused by something other than thyroid. Diseases cause symptoms, but symptoms do not necessarily mean a certain disease. There are other possibilities that must be investigated by your doctor. ...Read more

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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I have thin hair brittle nails very pail skin?

I have thin hair brittle nails very pail skin?

A lot of options: This could be nothing but it could also be a sign of some systemic disease. Iron deficiency is always something to consider but there are probably a lot of other conditions that can be considered. I would suggest you have your doctor help you out with this. ...Read more

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I have expired IUD and have had acne, dull hair, brittle nails, mood swings, and cramping, worsened migraines, all occur after expired, related?

I have expired IUD and have had acne, dull hair, brittle nails, mood swings, and cramping, worsened migraines, all occur after expired, related?

No: No there is no relationship between expired IUD and your symptoms. Although you have to remove/replace your IUD but for your symptoms I recommend to see your doctor for some hormonal tests, specially thyroid function tests. ...Read more

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I have expired IUD and have had acne, dull hair, brittle nails, mood swings, and cramping, worsened migraines, horomonal imbalance or thyroid issue?

Need blood tests: I doubt that any of your symptoms have to do with your expired IUD but still it would be good to get it out. You definitely need to see your physician to get some blood tests to see if you have a thyroid or other problem causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Im suffering from hair loss and brittle nails which break by itself, what could cause this?

Im suffering from hair loss and brittle nails which break by itself, what could cause this?

Hair loss: One of the causes of hair loss is thyroid disease. If you have been evaluated by your physician and there is no obvious medical cause, visit a skilled beautician who will evaluate your hair and recommend proper hair care for you. ...Read more

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I have been losing hair and my nails seem to be really brittle. Is this normal? What can I do?

I have been losing hair and my nails seem to be really brittle. Is this normal? What can I do?

Factors for T.E.: This may be related to vegan diet, poor nutrition, and loss of zinc and iron necessary to avoid temporary hair loss called Telogen effluvium, Correct any that apply to you and you should improve fairly quickly 3-6 months or less. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Shari Jackson
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Brittle Hair (Definition)

Brittle hair is hair that is dry and seems to break easily. It may be seen in a number of conditions, such as metabolic or hormonal ...Read more