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Teen Girl Hair Loss And Thyroid
Is hair loss expected when newly diagnosed with tjyroidism my level was 10.7and number os supposed to be 4.6?
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
"what can cause hair loss with a 9 year old healthy well nourished active girl? What can be done?"
Hair loss in 9 y.o.: Conditions that most commonly cause hair loss in a 9 year old child include alopecia areata, telogen effluvium (due to interruption of hair growth cycle by illness, surgery, stress, meds, etc), tinea capitis (fungal infection of the scalp). There are also much more rare conditions as well. Whether something can be done depends on the cause. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more
25 y girl without any chronic medical problem , having no current symptoms except hair loss . What are the causes and solution ?
Many causes: Causes include, but not limited to : vitamin deficiencies, poor diet, thyroid issues, anemia, hormonal imbalances/changes, medications, genetics, tension of hair (pulling back), damage from chemical treatments/dyes, obsessive pulling (trichotillomania) - the solution is find the cause, as each cuase has different treatment. Would talk to your physician and consider labwork. ...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
I wish to have my thyroid tested for hair loss and fluid retention. What is the exact name of the test that is to be done?
Thyroid testing: I am not sure if this question is a joke or not. But in case it is not a joke, you will ask for your thyroid to be tested. It is elemental and basic. I would bet that your physician will be smart enough to know exactly what to order for this common test. ...Read more