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What Should I Do After Losing My Hair From Low Thyroid
Check Hormone Levels: Verify the active and storage forms of thyroid are at optimal (not just "normal" if you want best results) levels as well as testosterone and dht. Consider topical Minoxidil (rogaine) to help thicken more hairs more rapidly. Rogaine (minoxidil) will not work well in the presence of hormone deficiencies and low zinc. Stress can turn regular hair shedding into all shedding at once and mimic low thyroid too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Testing: Is this new or chronic? Malabsorption and low protien intake will explain the hair loss. Celiac sprue is a possible cause which is an allergy to gluten and other sx include diarrhea, weight loss, fatigue, iron deficiency and vit amin d deficiency. See your primary doctor or a gastroenterologist ( gi) for testing. ...Read more
I'm losing my hair more then normal from stress I think? I have hypothyroidism and take eltroxin at 100MCG what do you do for it?
Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, etc, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more
I am 16 i used to weight about 175 after6 months of diet i currently weight 142 but ive lost lots of my hair if i go to the doctor what would they do?
My thyroid levels are really high and I'm having trouble losing weight what can I do. And how can I get on synthroid (thyroxine)?
my hemoglobin or hgb is 16.6 i male
i need to decrease it shall i donate blood or what shall I do in fear of polycythimia I am 25 yars old?
Yes: Not horribly high, and your specific situation needs discussed with your dr who knows your family history and what your lab values are / have been. If 16.6-ish is where you always are, that is normal for you. If climbing, then potential concern. Can always donate blood while healthy to save lives and if it helps allay this concern as well, great! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a gained a lot of weigh in the past year how do I lower my hormone level I have dark spots on my face from weigh gain I need to loose weight fast my back hurt when I walk or stand what should I do immedeitly to start loosing weight safe?
See your doctor: The number and complexity of your symptoms mandate a face to face visit with your doctor. Its beyond the scope of this forum. ...Read more
I am loosing so much hair I have bald spots, I do use a flat iron on my hair everyday can this be the cause and what can I do ?
See a dermatologist: Hair loss, especially defined areas of bald spots requires expert evaluation. Round patches of hair loss may be alopecia areata (where the body is attacking the hair follicles leading to hair loss). Other lab studies may be needed including: thyroid studies, rulling out anemia and lupus. Bottom line, you need a medical evaluation. ...Read more
After giving birth I am losing a lot of hair. What can I do to reduce hair loss and increase hair growth?
Having trouble losing weight. It doesn't matter how little i eat or how much i exercise. My thyroid levels are fine. Could it be my meds?
Maybe (not) . . .: It depends upon what meds you're referring to. Or as my english teach would make me say, to which meds you are referring. Regardless, Prednisone & similar steroids as well as 2nd generation antipsychotics like Olanzapine are notorious for weight gain. You didn't mention your meds so it's impossible for us to make a truly educated guess. Despite your lack of weight loss, don't stop exercising! ...Read more
Hair loss: Hard to answer that in a 25 year old. At the very least you should see your doctor and you may need a referral to a Dermatologist. ...Read more
How do I stop hair loss related to hashimoto's thyroiditis. I am 45 and have noticeable hair loss in the last year especially. I am very scared!
I don't have dandruff and my scalp is not dry..But my hair is falling at a faster rate. What should I do to stop hairfall?
Be gentle: Avoid over-washing your hair. Don't apply shampoo directly to the roots. Distribute conditioner evenly through your hair. Avoid using hot tools (hair dryer, flat iron) every day. Use a deep conditioning treatment once a week. Do not comb or twist wet hair. Massage in warm olive oil or coconut oil and leave for 30-40 minutes before washing. Always use lukewarm (not hot) to wash your hair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I love my hair, i don't want to loose it I am in early stage of androgentic alopecia, what should I do to remain my hair forever?
Diagnosis first: Hair can shed for a number of reasons, such as iron deficiency, thyroid problems, medications, post-pregnancy, hormonal changes, severe stress, restrictive diets, an autoimmune condition called alopecia areata and a number of other reasons. Some people have seasonal shedding, which happens the same time each year and lasts a few weeks, then goes back to normal. Must have proper diagnosis first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What should I do if I have hypothyroidism and reactions like going to sleep after eating and losing my energy. How can I stop this?
I am having dandruff on my hair and havung hair fall as well please suggest me what should I do and what kind of shampoo should I use?
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