Q. Can thyroid problem cause excessive hair fall?

Answered by Dr. Geeta Priyadarsini Kamminana and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

 

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Hi doctor,

I have thyroid issues for the past three years. I got this when I was pregnant. I am taking Thyronorm 75 mcg tablet for the last three months. Recently, I have done the thyroid test and my T3 and T4 are normal and TSH is very low. It shows less than 0.01. What does it indicate? First, I was on 50 mcg and before three months I started 75 mcg as the TSH was approximately 6 at that time. Please explain.


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Dr. Geeta Priyadarsini Kamminana
MBBS., MD GENERAL MEDICINE., PGD EMERGENCY MEDICINE
General Medicine, Internal Medicine

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • This appears to be due to over treatment or iatrogenic hyperthyroidism.
  • Here is a list of symptoms experienced due to over treatment. They are tachycardia, palpitations, nervousness, tiredness, headache, excitability, sleeplessness, tremors, anxiety and heat intolerance.
  • If yes to any of the above, then the dose needs to be titrated. Can you upload your previous thyroid profile report?
  • Keeping the point that the T3 and T4 are within the limits, I would advise dose reduction slowly and steadily along with TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) monitoring. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and get the dosage altered.
  • Take 50 mcg of the same medication and go for TSH testing six to eight weeks later. You need not panic.

For further doubts consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist

 

Thank you doctor,

I am having a very excessive hair fall. Can thyroid problem cause hair fall? I have misplaced my old report, sorry for that.

 

Dr. Geeta Priyadarsini Kamminana
MBBS., MD GENERAL MEDICINE., PGD EMERGENCY MEDICINE
General Medicine, Internal Medicine

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • There are many causes for hair loss. Is there any specific pattern of hair loss, such as receding hair line in the front or patchy hair loss?
  • Yes, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and even its medication are directly related to hair loss, but other causes need to be ruled out.
  • Iron deficiency, use of antacids, low stomach acid, hormonal imbalance, PCOD (polycystic ovary disease) and thyroiditis are other causes.
  • Did you check your hemoglobin recently? What is your age? Do you have any menstrual problems?
  • I would advise you take a wholesome meal rich in biotin, zinc, antioxidants and essential fatty acids like egg, fish, carrot and beetroot.
  • Drink warm water and lemon juice in the morning.
  • I suggest Evening Primrose Oil 500 mg twice a day and tablet Trichoton forte once daily. You can see a definite change after six to eight weeks. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent.
  • It is a fact that people lose over 50-100 strands of hair each day. Take care.

For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist

 
 
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