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Can thyroid hormone medicine make your hair weak?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe ;)

The thyroid hormone medicine should not affect your hair directly.
However, if your dosage is low, it can indeed affect your hair, as well as cause many other symptoms. If you are having such a problem, some lab tests with your primary doctor should help identify the problem. If you are taking thyroid hormone, you should have your levels checked at least yearly.

In brief: Maybe ;)

The thyroid hormone medicine should not affect your hair directly.
However, if your dosage is low, it can indeed affect your hair, as well as cause many other symptoms. If you are having such a problem, some lab tests with your primary doctor should help identify the problem. If you are taking thyroid hormone, you should have your levels checked at least yearly.
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Not usually

Typically the condition of low thyroid hormone is associated with weak hair. The medicine should help to reverse it.

In brief: Not usually

Typically the condition of low thyroid hormone is associated with weak hair. The medicine should help to reverse it.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Mario Diana
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Thyroid dysfunction

Weak and brittle hair is one of the hallmark signs of thyroid dysfunction.
Accurate evaluation of the current thyroid regimen is necessary if a patient is experiencing more symptoms.

In brief: Thyroid dysfunction

Weak and brittle hair is one of the hallmark signs of thyroid dysfunction.
Accurate evaluation of the current thyroid regimen is necessary if a patient is experiencing more symptoms.
Dr. Mario Diana
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