Thyroid problems could and do cause hair loss


“I went to my doctor for hair loss. The doctor said I had a thyroid problem and gave me a prescription for methimazole. The hair thinning continued, and I read that this medicine can cause hair loss. I have stopped taking it. What can I do? I am 50 and a woman.” – G.J.

ANSWER: On average, people lose 100 hairs a day, and 200 on shampoo days. To be certain you are exceeding those numbers, collect the hair from your comb and brush every day and do so for two weeks to see what your count is. That will tell you if you truly have a problem.

Thyroid illnesses can cause hair loss. Your medicine was for an overactive thyroid gland. If there is solid laboratory evidence that your gland is putting out too much thyroid hormone, you had better go back on the medicine or seek an alternative treatment for it. An overactive gland can cause troubles greater than hair loss. Furthermore, although the medicine can cause hair loss, you might not have given it a long enough chance to work.

Stressful situations lead to hair loss. After having a baby, many women experience a tremendous loss of hair. The same can happen to people who have had an illness, particularly ones that cause fever. Such hair loss almost always reverses, given time.

One of the most common causes for female hair loss is the effect of male hormone on the hair follicle. Women do make male hormones. After menopause, when there is a drop in female hormone production, there is a relative increase in the amount of male hormone in a woman’s body. Just as it does in men, it can make hair follicles wither and die.

In order to treat hair loss effectively we would recommend that you have a diagnosis made as soon as possible by one of our experienced Westminster Trichologists. Stress can be an aggravator in almost all cases of hair loss and an accurate diagnosis will always, at the very least, take some of the stress away from you.

Gary Heron says: “You’ll have access to the most effective treatments available through The Hair Centre and at a fraction of the cost of going to other Private Commercial Clinics and Centres.”

When it’s time to see the Trichologist: If you begin losing hair rapidly, and or are cosmetically concerned about baldness, consult your Trichologist about treatment options. You can receive a free hair loss consultation with a Westminster Trichologist at our Hair Centre.

The point is that you are not getting to the real problem and you should seek specific professional advice from a Westminster Trichologist.

“Why buy hair loss treatments over the counter or on the internet when you can see a Westminster Trichologist for FREE and know that you are guaranteed results”

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