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Will thyroid replacement stop hair loss?

Will thyroid replacement stop hair loss?

Maybe: If the hair loss is caused by hypothyroidism, then thyroid hormone replacement will stop the hair loss. Often time, the thyroid is not the cause of the hair loss. In that case, thyroid hormone replacement will not do much. You will know if you have thyroid problem through a blood test. If thyroid hormone is low, i would treat it to see if the hair loss will improve. ...Read more

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Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Alopecia is the loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss. 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 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 thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss. About 60% of people with androgenetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by ...Read more


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What kinds of health problems cause hair loss? Mine has been shedding for 3mths. I lost 47lbs since march. Thyroid is fine. When will it stop

Stress: Stress is the best cause for these problems but make sure that your doctor knows about this much weight loss. It could point to a serious medical problem. ...Read more

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Levothyroxine 50mvg 3 wks.only TSH thyroid tested 5.02. Lost 90% of hair. How long B4 hair loss stops. Please help!

Levothyroxine 50mvg 3 wks.only TSH thyroid tested 5.02. Lost 90% of hair. How long B4 hair loss stops. Please help!

Supposed to resolve: The hair loss is supposed to stop. I do recommend you see your primary care provider and if need be, an endocrinologist. I do think they might increase your Levo dose, but there's a chance you might benefit from T3 hormone to provide symptomatic relief, especially with a TSH of 5.02. They need to rule out other causes of thyroid disease before treatment. ...Read more

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Testosterone replacement and hair loss?

Dihydrotestosterone.: Dht, which is converted from testosterone is the culprit in hair loss, leading to male pattern baldness. Propecia, is fda approved to limit this problem. It is considered a "cosmetic drug" and not covered by insurance. Plans. Have your doctor rx proscar, which is the same chemical, but at a stronger dose. Quarter the pill, take one quarter daily, and your have the same medication, covered by ins. ...Read more

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Can testosterone replacement therapy, such as testosterone gel, cause hair loss?

Can testosterone replacement therapy, such as testosterone gel, cause hair loss?

Yes: Exogenous testosterone can be broken down in the body to a more potent form of the hormone called dihydrotestosterone or dht. Dht can cause hair follicles on the scalp to weaken or shrink causing alopecia (hair loss). ...Read more

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I’m on testosterone replacement therapy. Will asking my dr for finasteride for hair loss offset any gains from supplemental testosterone?

I’m on testosterone replacement therapy.  Will asking my dr for finasteride for hair loss offset any gains from supplemental testosterone?

Not exactly: Finasteride prevents the conversion of testosterone to dht. This only occurs in certain tissues (scalp/skin ; prostate). It is thought that too much Dht causes hair loss. Using Finasteride shouldn't effect your energy level or muscle mass, however there are reports that it can effect your libido. ...Read more

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Can thyroid medication lead to severe hair loss?

Other way around: Overactive or underactive thyroid levels can lead to hair loss. Restoring your thyroid level to normal can return your hair to normal, but it can take many months. ...Read more

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What causes hair loss and how can I fix it to grow an get thicker, besides dose increase of thyroid medication?

What causes hair loss and how can I fix it to grow an get thicker,  besides dose increase of thyroid medication?

Too much thyroid is-: Too much thyroid is more likely to causes fine hair with hair loss. Hypothyroidism is associated with thick course hair, and is not as likely to causes hair loss as too much thyroid! ...Read more

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I had my thyroid removed and its been 3 years. I'm a female and i'm still experiencing hair loss. What can I do to reverse this?

I had my thyroid removed and its been 3 years. I'm a female and i'm still experiencing hair loss.  What can I do to reverse this?

See your doctor: It might not be the thyroid causing this anymore, especially if you are adequately replaced on thyroid pill. You might need lab testings to confirm this and to look for other causes. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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