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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
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
Levothyroxine for the thyroid. I'm reading side effects & one of them is hair loss. Isn't it suppose to stop hair loss not cause it?
Thyroid hair loss : Recommend 2nd opinion with me so we can figure it out, ...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 (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
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 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?
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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