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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is hair loss expected when newly diagnosed with tjyroidism my level was 10.7and number os supposed to be 4.6?
What causes hair loss and how can I fix it to grow an get thicker, besides dose increase of thyroid medication?
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
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