Thyroid hair loss

7 reasons why you have thyroid hair loss.

Is your ferritin low? It might be the reason for your hair loss!
Iron deficiency causes low ferritin in your blood. Your hair stores ferritin and when you have low or insufficient ferritin in your hair then it becomes weaker, brittle and its texture may change. People with low ferritin could suffer from thyroid hair loss and other hypothyroid symptoms.

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Iron deficiency symptoms

  • No energy/fatigue
  • Pale skin
  • Breathlessness upon even minor exertion
  • Dark undereye circles
  • Dizziness
  • Thin, brittle or peeling nails
  • Restless legs
  • Cold hands and feet

Nutrient deficiencies

  • Protein
  • Magnesium
  • B-12
  • Zinc
  • Iodine
  • B2
  • Vitamin C
  • Selenium
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin A

When you’ve been diagnosed with hypothyroidism have your doctor check these nutrient levels. Find out together why your thyroid is low in the first place and adjust your diet accordingly.

Your medication and drugs could cause thyroid hair loss. Check this list:

  • Thyroid medication
  • Acne medications containing vitamin A (retinoids)
  • Antibiotics and antifungal drugs
  • Antidepressants
  • Birth control pills
  • Anticlotting drugs
  • Cholesterol-lowering drugs
  • Drugs that suppress the immune system
  • Drugs that treat breast cancer
  • Epilepsy drugs (anticonvulsants)
  • High blood pressure medications, anti-hypertensives:  beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, and diuretics
  • Hormone replacement drugs
  • Mood stabilizers
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Parkinson’s disease drugs
  • Steroids
  • Weight loss drugs

It could also be adrenal dysfunction. Check this list of symptoms:

  • Not feeling refreshed after waking up even though you had more than 8 hours of sleep
  • Difficult to deal with emotional and physical stress
  • Craving salty foods
  • Experiencing an energy boost in the late afternoon or evenings
  • Weakened immune system

Thyroid Sex hormone imbalance
Your adrenal, thyroid and sex hormones have complex interrelationships with each other. The thyroid gland not only affects your food metabolism but also sexual function. The majority of female sex hormones are produced in the ovaries, but a very small amount is produced in the adrenal cortex. Female hormone imbalance occurs when the two primary female hormones, estrogen and progesterone, are not in balance. Symptoms may vary from person to person, so it’s best to speak to a knowledgeable health care provider who has expertise in bioidentical hormones, as well as adrenal fatigue.

Blood sugar levels with hypothyroidism
Having too high or too low of a blood sugar level (glucose) can lead to various symptoms and health problems. Both high and low blood sugar can cause thyroid dysfunction. High blood sugar can weaken thyroid function and low thyroid function can cause dysglycemia and metabolic syndrome. For the body to function properly you need to have the correct amount of glucose present in your blood. Dysglycemia can depress thyroid function, but thyroid disorders can cause dysglycemia and predispose you to insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome.
It’s important that you take steps to normalize your blood sugar levels!

Tip: which lab tests are best to determine if you have a thyroid problem?

  • TSH
  • Free T4
  • Free T3
  • Reverse T3
  • Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (TPOAb)
  • Thyroglobulin Antibodies (TgAb)

Balanced cortisol levels are very important to our health, so get yourself checked!


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