Hair Loss and the Thyroid

Hair Loss and the Thyroid

Would you have ever thought you would be losing your hair because of a thyroid disorder? It’s hard to imagine, but it’s true.  At first, the hair loss is subtle. Then you notice a patch of hair missing. And, then more. It can even affect your eyelashes, body hair, and your eyebrows. After a while, this starts to take on a psychological issue and you start to withdraw yourself socially because you are embarrassed.  Chances are, if you are reading this it’s because you may be experiencing these issues and have come looking for answers. The good news is you have come to the right place.

How is Hair Loss a Thyroid Symptom?

Your hair loss may be a direct result of a thyroid disorder - primarily, hypothyroidism. It is just one example of what may happen when your thyroid isn’t producing the necessary amount of thyroxine or triiodothyronine hormone needed to maintain your body's proper function.  On the bright side, this can be reversed. It may take some time, patience, and dedicated work on your part, but you will need to heal your thyroid from the inside out.  

Signs of Hypothyroidism

It’s important to remember that having an underactive thyroid can decrease or slow down your bodily functions. And it can lead to both subtle and major symptoms. Hypothyroidism can range from subtle to major symptoms. If you are experiencing any of the following, it is important to seek help.

What You Can Do

Below are a few suggestions to help get started on taking care of yourself, physically and mentally.

Remember to take care of your body so your body can take care of you. Learn how to naturally approach your health and heal your thyroid with Dr. Randy Hansbrough and his team. Call (772) 287-7701 to schedule an appointment. Or sign up for a free, 30-minute consultation.

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