Thyroid, Hormones And Hair Loss

Hypothyroidism is the medical term for having an underactive thyroid gland and is considered one of the most common health problems in America. Those with hypothyroidism will often see their hair thinning or becoming dry and brittle. These changes can be present not only on the scalp, but in eyebrows, eyelashes, legs, arm, and pubic hair.

Hormonal Thyroid Hair Loss Solutions

The older we get, the more susceptible we are to hormonal swings and excessive DHT conversion.

There are a number of hair loss conditions, each manifesting themselves in different ways. Nevertheless, a hormonal issue is at the root of most of these problems. This is because DHT (dihydrotestosterone)—which is to blame for most hair loss—is created when the male hormone testosterone reacts to the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. Testosterone is present in small amounts in all women, but some women’s particular body chemistry reacts more strongly to DHT, which shrinks hair follicles and eventually kills them. This type of hair loss is frequently referred to as Androgenetic Alopecia or commonly known as female pattern thinning. Looking for Hormonal Thyroid Hair Loss Solutions? Call HPIHair Partners today.

Androgenic alopecia may be caused by a variety of factors related to hormones, including:


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How does the thyroid affect hair loss?

As women age they become especially susceptible to hormonal changes. These changes often show up in the form of more hair on the upper lip or chin and less hair on the head and legs. This is because the older we get, the more susceptible we are to hormonal swings and excessive DHT conversion. Your Thyroid can be related to declining levels of the thyroid hormone which may encourage hair loss in women. The thyroid is responsible for metabolism, which guides many of our physical and chemical processes, including how well and how quickly our cells work. An estimated 40 percent of American women experience hair loss due to low thyroid hormones. If the thyroid isn’t working properly, hair growth will slow and may eventually show up as thinning hair. If we suspect hormonal imbalance or a thyroid condition is at the root of your hair loss, we will suggest a full range of blood testing. Identifying the cause of your hair loss allows us to better formulate a hair loss solution or treatment. The good news is that correcting a low thyroid for hair loss can be a relatively easy fix and natural thyroid support options are available. Unlike many other causes of balding or thinning hair, this one may be cured. If your thyroid and hormone levels have already been tested and ruled normal, you may be losing hair due to stress, aging/menopause, another medical condition, or a medicine you’re taking.