What Causes Hair Loss : Hypothyroidism

What Causes Hair Loss : Hypothyroidism Dr. Ronald Goldenberg MD, FRCPC, FACE Endocrinologist

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What Causes Hair Loss : Hypothyroidism Dr. Ronald Goldenberg MD, FRCPC, FACE Endocrinologist
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What Causes Hair Loss : Hypothyroidism Dr. Ronald Goldenberg MD, FRCPC, FACE Endocrinologist

Presenter: Dr. Ronald Goldenberg, Endocrinologist, Thornhill, ON

Local Practitioners: Endocrinologist

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What Causes Hair Loss : Hypothyroidism

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Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid doesn't create and release enough thyroid hormone into your bloodstream.

Explanation:

Hypothyroidism is a common condition where the thyroid doesn't create and release enough thyroid hormone into your bloodstream. This makes your metabolism slow down.

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Hair loss in hypothyroidism is caused by the impact of thyroid hormones on the skin’s tissues.

Explanation:

Thyroid hormones impact your skin’s tissues. When hormone production is disrupted, it can affect the development of your hair at its root. This can cause coarse hair and hair loss.

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Hair loss from hypothyroidism involves specific areas, not the entire scalp.

Explanation:

Hair loss from hypothyroidism involves the entire scalp, not specific areas. It usually grows back when you treat hypothyroidism, although it can take a few months.

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Hypothyroidism does not affect your mental health.

Explanation:

The body's control of the thyroid levels helps stabilize mood. Patients with hypothyroidism may experience symptoms of depression, restlessness and anxiety. Studies have also found that people with bipolar disorder often have abnormal thyroid function.

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Boosting your iron intake may help prevent or stop hair loss from hypothyroidism.

Explanation:

Low iron levels can cause low ferritin, which is a blood protein associated with hair growth. Getting more iron from food and/or taking an iron supplement might help.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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