Hair Loss treatment for thyroid patients
The condition of your hair is a very precise barometer of your general health.
When you are under stress or sick, hair cells can close down in order to redirect energy to other places of the body, where it is more needed.
Physical conditions that can trigger excessive hair shedding are hormonal changes, bad diet with consequent nutritional deficiencies, different medicines, surgery, and other medical conditions, such as thyroid disease.
Thyroid patients may experience hair problems earlier and quicker than everybody else.
Baldness is often caused by a hormone called DHT, derived from Testosterone.
This hormone attacks the follicles, shrinking them, and reducing them to small unproductive units scattered here and there on the scalp.
In some patients with hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, the conversion of testosterone into DHT is much faster than in healthy people, and some actually complain that quick and severe hair loss is the worst symptom of their thyroid condition.
If you have a thyroid condition, and are worried about your hair loss, here is what you have to do:
- See a good dermatologist, and maybe take an exam called “trichogram” that can help you know exactly how many hairs are in the growing or the resting phase.If the dermatologist is really competent, will run some good tests to indentify autoimmune situations, besides thyroid.
- If you are taking drugs to take care of your physical condition, drugs such as levothyroxine, which is a thyroid hormone replacement, and your hair loss is not stopping, speak with your doctor to find may be a natural alternative to this drug.Hair loss is in fact a side effect of similar drugs, for many people and often simply taking an alternative and natural route, or simply changing medicine, may help improve the condition of your hair.
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