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I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.

I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.

Other possibilities.: The Thyroid is not the only endocrine gland that affects metabolism, mood, menstrual cycles and hair follicle activity in women your age. It's quite possible that you are experiencing peri-menopause, or that you have Vitamin D deficiency. Has the enlargement of the thyroid gland been confirmed/examined with ultrasound? If not it should be. Your other hormones and a D level should be checked also. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Sir, my father or mother did'nt have white hair at an early age.N i did'nt have thyroid problem. Then wht is the reason for my white hair at age 19yrs?

Nutrient deficiency: Nutrient deficiencies like biotin and other b vits can lead to premature aging/graying as can built up environmental toxins and heavy metals. Go to a4m.Com and use doctor locator to find a functional medicine doctor near you to help evaluate with specialized testing for nutritional deficiencies like metametrix organix profile and help you correct them. ...Read more

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Helo.I m 23 yr.I hv thyroid .N i hv hair fall.But now i could c i hv gray hair.Not 1 or 2 its more.Pls help.I don't want to do hair color.Proper treatmt?

Autoimmunity: Most thyroid problems are due to autoimmunity, where your immune system makes antibodies that target your own proteins & tissues. Some people w/ autoimmune thyroid disease have other autoimmune conditions as well. One such condition is premature graying. Unfortunate not much can be done to stop this. ...Read more

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Can a thyroid disease cause greasy hair?

No: Unless it's sweats, thyroid disease should not cause greasy hair. ...Read more

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Can a thyroid disease cause oily greasy hair?

Can a thyroid disease cause oily greasy hair?

Thyroid: An underactive thyroid can cause very dry skin and hair but an overactive thyroid can cause oily hair and very smooth skin. Other symptoms of an overactive thyroid include diarrhea, or frequent stooling, loss of hair, rapid heart rate and even irregular heart beat. Check with your doctor and if you have any other symptoms they could run a thyroid test to evaluate. ...Read more

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I m 18 now . I had some white hair popping out when I was 13. What cause it?

I m 18 now . I had some white hair popping out when I was 13. What cause it?

Forelock: This is a genetic characteristic and nothing to be concerned about. It may or may not enlarge over time. If it concerns you you can use a rinse to darken the area. ...Read more

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Is it possible for thyroid problems to cause hair breakage and texture change?

Low thyroid: Having low thyroid hormone levels (hypothyroid) can cause hair to become thin and brittle. It would be reasonable to have your thyroid hormone leves checked along with a tsh. ...Read more

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Does your hair regrow from hairloss (diffuse thinning) caused by thyroid problems.

Thyroid alipecia : Hair loss due to influence of thyroid illness is corrected when thyroid is normal there is a delay of approximately 12 weeks since normal status. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Gray Hair (Definition)

Gray hair is a clinical finding in which a person's hair is gray. This ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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White Hair (Definition)

White hair lacks pigmentation, and usually ...Read more