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Thyroid Causes White Hair
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
Not directly: But could have a common cause, such as iodine deficiency. ...Read more
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
I am 23 yrs old I hv thyroid. N I m hving gray hairs n its increasing. I also hv medi thyronom 25 power. In mng everyday. Pls help for stoping gray hair?
To see an expert, an endocrinologist. This would be the best way to answer your question. Perhaps a dermatologist can help also. But endocrinology is almost a must.
Good luck ...Read more
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?
Gray hair: First thing to know is that genetics plays the biggest role in early graying- we can't change our genetics. To reduce risks of early graying & hair loss: 1. Don't Smoke. 2. Correct Zinc, Vit B or other nutritional deficiencies. Vegans are at risk for Vit B12 deficiencies. 3. Ensure that your thyroid is healthy. 4. Diets> Eggs are rich in biotin. Dark greens are high in Vit A & C. Omega 3 fatty ...Read more
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
I am getting early white hair on scalp as well as beard. What could be the cause and solution for the same. I am just 25 years old.
Some handy facts...: Normal men, women, boys, and girls masturbate (it's universal). It isn't harmful, as the body goes through similar effects during regular sex with a partner (but too much of anything may become a problem). Masturbation does not stunt height, cause hair loss or white hair, make you weak, create heart problems, lower testosterone, affect virginity, lower fertility, alter your weight, or damage eyes. ...Read more
No: I'm sorry anyone told you something this foolish. It will also not make you hairy, bald, short, infertile, smooth, stupid, unspiritual, a loner, psychotic, or a sexual cripple on your wedding night. These are all tales that people with dark agendas tell teens to frighten and control them. Do your own thinking, and maybe even talk with your same-sex parent. ...Read more
Only 22 years old and my hair seems thinner and small part of hairline looks like it's receding. Grows very slow. What could cause this? Thyroid?
Not directly: Thyroid disease is usually caused by autoimmunity, where the immune system make abnormal antibodies that target someone's own proteins. People with one autoimmune condition may have others, including a situation where antibodies target melanin-proding cells in hair follicles leading to hairs without pigment (white or gray). ...Read more
Yes.: Yes, some patients on imatinib report graying of the hair due to the drug. The good news is that CML patients taking imatinib have the possibility of living long enough to get gray hair from old age, an option not available before that drug was developed. So keep the side effect in perspective. It is safe to use hair dye while on imatinib. ...Read more
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
I am 18 years old and I have recently found about 5 strands of white hair on my head. What is the cause if this?
Usually: Genetics, check with family about how young people were when they turned grey. Not many medical issues cause "white hair" in an adult ...Read more
My 1year 2month old boy has 1 white hair growing. He had a tonsure at 1.is the white hair cause of conCERN? What reasons?
Is one that has run out of pigment. It is common to have a stray white hair or even a patch or tuft. This is not something to worry about. Have you other concerns about your child? Growing? Gaining weight? Eating enough to make all grandparents happy? Developmental milestone OK?
I wouldn't start doing a lot of blood tests for one white hair if that's the only thing. ...Read more
I have patches of white hair growing randomly in my facial hair. Is there a cause, cure please. What next step should I take.
No specific cure: There are no specific cures for this. If associated with a skin condition, you may want to consult with a dermatologist. ...Read more
Hi I discovered about 5 grey hairs in my head, I'm 19. My parents did not grey early. Does this mean I have white hair by 20s. Does stress cause this?
Exam needed for diag: Your question is missing a lot of information which is necessary to make this diagnosis. The chief one is a photograph. A dermatologist's main tool is his eyes looking at the lesion. There are so many causes for such a thing that it's impossible to tell you. Frankly I don't want to give misleading information. ...Read more
PLUCKING WHITE: NOT TRUE. . .Get a more detailed answer ›
Thyroid level: Difficult to say as there may be other causes. ...Read more
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