A healthy person shows signs of physical vigor and is radiant in their appearance, which includes healthy looking hair.
The type of hair loss that is mostly seen in people with thyroid imbalance is diffused hair loss, which may affect not only the hair and scalp but also the hair on other parts of the body.
Your hair cannot cope with much stress. As you know, too much of anything for too long can have negative effects. As explained earlier, thyroid hormones regulate metabolism for cellular nourishment. If there is a prolonged imbalance to these hormone levels, the amount of nutrients needed by the cells will be delayed, affecting the hair, skin and nails. These are less vital organs, when compared to the nervous, cardiac or respiratory systems. It is because of this mechanism that persons will experience hair loss. Is hair loss related to thyroid dysfunction treatable? Yes! The main key is to correct the imbalance.
Hair growth is a long cycle; it takes a while for new healthy hair to grow. It is important to continue your recommended medication for the thyroid issue to ensure relief from the real underlying condition and symptoms.
Always remember that your hair is the most rapid growing tissue in the human body and may be the first casualty of many illnesses.
There are many causes of hair loss.Hair loss from thyroid disease is always assoociated with blood test evidence of hypothyroid TSH > 10
or hyperthyroidism with TSH < 0.1. Richard guttler MD,FACE,ECNU