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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)

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


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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

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 (liothyronine) 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?

Testosterone replacement and hair loss?

Dihydrotestosterone.: Dht, which is converted from testosterone is the culprit in hair loss, leading to male pattern baldness. Propecia, (finasteride) 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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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 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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4m pp, thyroid levels normal, thyroid enlarged, u/s today. How long until normal pp hair loss and exhaustion level out? I am bf'ing

4m pp, thyroid levels normal, thyroid enlarged, u/s today. How long until normal pp hair loss and exhaustion level out? I am bf'ing

Could be months: Your hair is not lost, just breaking off. It should grow out normally, but may take several months since hair grows intermittently not continuously. Give it time, and avoid chemical treatments. Continue the iron to build your blood count back toward normal. ...Read more

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Took cytomel 5 weeks don't have thyroid problem noticed hair loss so I stopped how long will it take for my body to go back to normal ?

Took cytomel 5 weeks don't have thyroid problem noticed hair loss so I stopped how long will it take for my body to go back to normal ?

CYTOMEL: (fortunately) is fast acting and quickly eliminated ( a lot sooner than other forms of thyroid hormone. Your perscribing Health Professional can "measure" your return to normal function by following your TSH levels. I would allow at least 4 weeks for the effects of Cytomel to be negligible. Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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Does biotin help reverse thyroid hair loss?

Does biotin help reverse thyroid hair loss?

No: Correct the thyroid dysfunction, and the hair may regrow. Biotin has no effect on thyroid hair loss. ...Read more

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Stress and thyroid cause hair loss. What else?

Many things: Any acute illness or surgery, psoriasis or other skin disease if it affects the scalp, some meds, genetics, age... ...Read more

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Is it possible for a thyroid disorder to cause hair loss?

Is it possible for a thyroid disorder to cause hair loss?

Hair loss: In some instances hypothyroidism can cause allopecia or scalp hair loss. More often however, allopecia is an associated autoimmune disorder along with thyroid disorders like hashimotos disease. ...Read more

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Can u experience hair loss and headaches with a thyroid problem?

Can u experience hair loss and headaches with a thyroid problem?

Thyroid problems: Yes, the hair problems in some cases are related to thyroids problems and some patients present headache , check with your dr, and family physician. We have to check and determine others possible causes, including but not limited to visual problems, hormone imbalance, anemia, vitamins deficiency, food intolerance ..., . ...Read more

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What are some homeopathic solutions to extreme hair loss from thyroid issues?

What are some homeopathic solutions to extreme hair loss from thyroid issues?

Individualized: You could read about homeopathic remedies such as nat-mur., graph, sil, thuja, etc. Here: http://www.Vithoulkas.Com/en/books-study/online-materia-medica.Html. However, good homeopathic treatment for this condition will require treatment by a trained homeopathic practitioner. A practitioner directory is here: http://homeopathic.Org/resources/practitioners. ...Read more

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I am becoming bald beacuse of thyroid.. There is so much of hair loss. Please tell me some solutions for this...

I am becoming bald beacuse of thyroid.. There is so much of hair loss. Please tell me some solutions for this...

Whoa: If you are hypothyroid, it needs to be treated. Your hair loss will stop and it'll probably regrow. If you've had a lab diagnosis of hypothyroidism and are not being treated, or you have heavy hair loss from something like telogen effluvium or alopecia areata for which thyroid disease isn't the cause, get with a specialist. ...Read more

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Could hair loss be a symptom of cancer have had thyroid checked and its fine.?

Could hair loss be a symptom of cancer have had thyroid checked and its fine.?

Hair loss: Hair follicles are very sensitive to changes in the body. Factors such as changes in sex steroids, cortisol and thyroid hormones can cause hair loss. While cancer of various kinds could influence hormone levels, many other physical and emotional factors could cause these changes as well. ...Read more

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Is prolactinoma/thyroid related hair loss?

If hair loss: Would tend to see with hypothyroid issue, so, you could check to be sure. Also, medication can do this, so clarify. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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


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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more