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Underactive Thyroid And Hair Loss
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
My wife has underactive thyroid and also lack of hemoglobin. Treatment has been continuing for 25 days but she suffers from hair loss.What's reason
Multiple causes: If she's only 21 years old and has anemia, the source of her anemia needs to be discovered and corrected. Most commonly in females, it it is due to heavy menstrual bleeding. Either way, anemia of any source can cause hair loss. Given her anemia, she should have her iron levels checked and possibly take iron supplements if needed. Similarly low thyroid hormones can cause hair loss. ...Read more
Underactive thyroid, thinning hair, chronic fatigue, body ache/pain, occasional dark patches on skin, difficulty concentrating/remembering. Ideas?
I have one: See your doctor for some testing and appropriiate medication if needed. ...Read more
Diagnosed 8 years ago with underactive thyroid recently had blood test take 100mcg. But always feel unwell and tired hair falling out why?
I'm sure that your: Tsh level is closely monitored and medicine dose adjusted by your dr . Sometimes the dr makes the adjustment of the meds not only based on the TSH but also on your symptoms. Perhaps, there are other autoimmune and psychological issues- anxiety, depression, insomnia etc- that contribute to your problem. Discuss these in detail with your pcp.Take care! ...Read more
Have underactive thyroid.Eating healthier, more active.On levothyroxine.Why am i not losing weight.Only my hair!
I've been taking 50mcg a day of levothyroxine for an underactive thyroid for a year now. My hair has steadily gotten worse. Coarse & brittle.
TSH level: The proper dose of Levoxyl (thyroxine) is determined by the TSH level on blood testing. Your md determines what that dose should be after the TSH results are known. If your TSH level is still too high(normal=0.5 to 5)you may need more than 50mcg of Levoxyl (thyroxine) per day. ...Read more
I have excessive sweating of the face and head, i was diagnosed with underactive thyroid last month, could this cause the sweating? Any other ideas?
No: Under active thyroid will not cause this. ...Read more
Excessive sweating of the face and head. I have underactive thyroid and kidney disease. What could cause this sweating only on my face and head?
Hormone excess?: Face and head sweating is more common in women that are taking hormones. It can be from excess sympathetic tone or from volume changes being monitored by internal pressure receptors as might be your case with renal disease. Check hormone levels and consult with your nephrologist or endocrinologist. This link may help but is complicated http://jap.Physiology.Org/content/100/5/1692.Long. ...Read more
What hormone imbalances can cause excessive face/head sweating? I have underactive thyroid, kidney disease, & low cortisol levels. Can these diseases?
Will taking pumpkin seed oil supplements 1000mg for hair loss, negatively effect my thyroid functioning? I have hypothyroidism taking 75mcg synthyroid
Not studied: Hi. No one has studied the effect of pumpkin seed oil (PSO) on thyroid function; just like no one has studied its effect on hair loss! So take PSO to your heart's content; you're enriching some snake oil salesperson, but I seriously doubt it will have any effect on your thyroid function tests or l-thyroxine dose. Good luck! ...Read more
Weight Gain: Hypothyroidism (low) is associated with gaining weight, because your metabolism is too slow and sluggish. The most common cause is autoimmune, called Hashimoto's. Other symptoms include fatigue/lethargy, muscle aches, menstrual irregularity, constipation, feeling cold, dry skin, depression, and coarse hair. you may have a goiter/enlarged thyroid. Blood tests can show anemia, high cholesterol. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not clear: There are studies that show a correlation between vitamin d levels and thyroid disease but correlation does not imply causation. In other words, it isn't clear there is a cause and effect relationship. It's good to keep your vitamin d level above 20, but low levels are may be indicative of a problem, not a cause of it. ...Read more
Underactive thyroid: Weight gain (usually no more than 10 to 15 pounds) and difficulty losing weight; cold intolerance; dry hair and skin; decreased sex drive; fatigue; weakness; muscle cramps; depression. Patients with mild hypothyroidism may not have any symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid: Get ur thyroid profile drawn. Ur pcp should be able to treat if levels are abnormal. ...Read more
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