If you suffer from a problem related to your thyroid hair loss is one of the common symptoms that you could experience. Whilst distressing though it may be, there are things that you can do to promote new growth.
To begin with, you are probably wondering why your thyroid organ can cause hair loss. When your body realizes that something is wrong, it re-directs its energy resources to the place where it needs in order to promote healing. One of the areas where the energy is diverted from is the hair cells. When the energy stops flowing to the hair cells, the hair becomes weak and begins to fall out.
If you have already been identified as having a thyroid problem and are taking medication, you should consult your doctor. Perhaps your medication amount needs to be changed. Or maybe your hair loss is a side reaction caused by your current medication. Your doctor will be able to tell you for certain and it may be possible to prescribe you a different medication.
Identifying if you do have a thyroid problem should be a simple test that your doctor or another qualified medical professional will be able to carry out. If it is established that you do have a thyroid problem, be it under-active, overactive or enlarged, the good news is that this condition is usually very easy to treat. Once the treatment has begun to take effect, you should see a reversal of your hair loss within a short amount of time.
As well as taking your thyroid medication, you can also actively promote new hair growth by eating a properly balanced diet and keeping your scalp in a healthy condition. What the latter will help to do is when your new hair starts to grow, your healthy scalp will ensure that the growth can penetrate the surface easily, keeping the hair shaft healthy and strong.
Unfortunately though, if you have been diagnosed with a thyroid condition, it is likely that you will have to continue your medication throughout your life. As soon as your stop, your condition will get worse and, more than likely, trigger new hair loss.
Other than a problem concerning your thyroid hair loss or hair thinning could be caused by a number of other factors. If you do believe you are losing more hair than normal, then you should consult a medical professional at the earliest opportunity to establish the cause.