ZocdocAnswersCan hypothyroidism hair loss be reversed?

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Can hypothyroidism hair loss be reversed?

what is the treatment for hair loss in hypothyroidism?

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Fixing the hypothyroidism is the best way to fix the hair loss that can come with either too much or too little thyroid hormone. I recommend that you speak with an endocrinologist. This is because the thyroid is very important to many of the vital functions of the body. In fact, an absence of thyroid hormone for too long can be life threatening, which is why people need to have this hormone replaced if their thyroid gland is removed, and why some birth defects happen to fetuses without thyroid hormone present. The thyroid can affect metabolism by entering into cells and altering the different proteins that they make. This can lead to more energy, more weight loss, dryer skin, and a faster heart rate when the levels of thyroid hormone are up. On the other hand, when thyroid levels are down, fatigue, weight gain, and overall not feeling well can ensue. As hair loss is possible, it can best be corrected by resolving the cause of the thyroid abnormality, if possible, or at least correcting the level of thyroid hormone in the body. An endocrinologist is well versed in this sort of matter, and should be able to help you get back on track and feeling well. Please speak with your doctor.

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