Is thyroid condition to blame for your hair loss?

Is thyroid condition to blame for your hair loss

Thyroid disorder occurs when your thyroid gland either becomes overactive (produces excessive hormones) or underactive (does not produce enough hormones). Both the cases lead to many health disorders, along with hair loss.

Thyroid gland might be a small organ but it plays a vital role in regulating some critical functions of the body. It produces hormones to regulate metabolism, growth, and development of the body. Whenever the thyroid gland tends to produce lower or higher quantity of hormones, it can cause several disorders in the body.

Hyperthyroidism is the condition in which the thyroid gland tends to produce more than required hormones. The most common symptoms of such condition include weight gain, fatigue and scalp hair loss. Similarly, when the thyroid gland becomes underactive it causes hair loss along with several other symptoms.

The hair loss caused by thyroid is normally reversed after your hormones level becomes normal. So, it is suggested to see a hair loss specialist to know the exact culprits behind your hair loss condition.

How does thyroid conditions cause hair loss?

Thyroid conditions if left untreated for a longer period can trigger hair loss or hair thinning issues. To understand how thyroid condition actually causes hair loss, we need to understand the normal growth cycles of hair first.

Hair grows out from the hair follicles on your body. The blood vessels supply the growth factors to the hair follicles, creating more cells and grow hair. The grown hair remains there for a while and then falls out. When hormones production is disrupted, it affects the normal body functions, including the development of hair at the hair follicles.

Alopecia Areata is a hair loss condition that often occurs with thyroid conditions. Alopecia Areata Induced hair loss normally occurs in patches on the scalp and all over the body. In such condition, your immune system abnormally attacks your hair follicles and damage them. As a result, there remain fewer hair follicles that produce less hair.

Symptoms of hair loss due to thyroid conditions

Hair loss due to hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism develops slowly. You would not experience drastic shedding or bald patches in these conditions. However, you may suffer from excessive hair thinning from all over the scalp. Fortunately, the hair loss due to thyroid disease is temporary and the hair regrows once the behavior of thyroid gland comes back to routine.

Treating hair loss due to thyroid conditions

Since the thyroid conditions take longer to trigger hair loss, in the initial stages of this condition you may not notice hair loss or hair thinning. Once you start experiencing that your hair is getting thinner, talk to your doctor in order to identify the real reasons behind your particular hair loss condition. There are few treatments that can treat the thyroid conditions and help you grow back your hair.

PRP therapy

It is a non-surgical hair loss treatment that promise completely natural results by stimulating the growth of hair follicles.

The treatments start with your doctor taking a sample of blood from your body. The obtained sample is then inserted in a centrifuge, which separates the PRP form the blood sample. After that, the PRP is injected directly into the bald and thinning parts of the scalp.

There exist many other invasive and non-invasive treatment options that can provide effective results. These include Mesotherapy, laser hair therapy, and hair transplantation procedure.

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If you want to get professional assistance on your hair loss and baldness, avail a FREE consultation with the top hair loss experts at Hair Transplant Dubai clinic. In this session, your scalp will be examined to identify the reals reasons for your hair loss behind suggesting you a treatment for your particular condition.


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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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