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How Your Thyroid Can Affect Your Hair

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How Your Thyroid Can Affect Your Hair

  1. 1. Are you a woman who has been experiencing puzzling hair loss and would like to know more about why it ishappening? Do you think that maybe if you figured out the cause, you could better find a solution and stop the problem now? Well, have you ever considered that it might be due to problems with your thyroid? I know, I know; whats a thyroid anyway?
  2. 2. What is a Thyroid?
  3. 3. The thyroid is a gland in your bodys endocrine system. The endocrine system is a set of glands in the body that secrete different types of hormones in order to regulate the body. The thyroid glands purpose, specifically, is toregulate how sensitive the body is to other hormones, thespeed at which the body uses energy and also the creation of proteins. The functions that are regulated are very important to the body. If one is experiencing a problem with his or her thyroid, they are probably having a tough time "feeling normal". This is because, in particular, thebodys energy use, which is regulated by the thyroid, has a great deal to do with how you feel in general.
  4. 4. What Type of Disorder Would Cause Hair Loss?
  5. 5. Hypothyroidism is one of the disorders typically found to cause thyroid problems. This occurs when the thyroid is not producing enough of the hormones necessary for the previously mentioned body functions. And related to hair loss, hypothyroidism is a common cause of baldness. Often, a hairdresser can be the one to spot an increase in hair loss, but if you pay special attention in the shower as well and notice a greater-than-average amount of hair in the drain, then you should get yourself checked out by a medical professional. Its important to note other typical symptoms that occur with hypothyroidism as well including tiredness, cold intolerance, weight gain and sometimes mood swings because you could save yourselffrom a lot of pain and worry by finding out the cause early enough.
  6. 6. How Can I Treat My Hair Loss?
  7. 7. More often than not, hypothyroidism is treated using athyroid hormone replacement therapy. A patient will takea daily dose of medication, such as the most common one, which is called levothyroxine. A person experiencing this disorder will usually have to continue taking this medication for the rest of his or her life. This type of treatment will take a few weeks to become effective and usually requires the tweaking of dosage over a testing period to determine the correct amount needed on an individual basis.
  8. 8. In the meantime, a patient can only help the process along by eating a proper, nutritious diet of food that stimulates hair strength and growth and strength like proteins, omega-rich ingredients and iron.
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