While people generally think of hair loss as a problem for older people, it can also affect adolescents. As with any other form of hair loss, a medical evaluation is recommended to determine if it’s due to an underlying health condition, stress, genetics, etc.
Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are two types of thyroid disease that have been known to cause hair loss. Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid doesn’t produce enough hormones and hyperthyroidism is when the thyroid produces too much. When hormones are not in balance in the body, metabolism is not regulated and other functions are thrown off which in turn can cause hair to thin all over the scalp. To learn more about how thyroid disease might cause hair loss, take a look at some of our blogs below.
There are a lot of things that go through a patient’s mind when they’re losing their hair. One question they often ask themselves and ask us here at RHRLI is, “Why?” Patients want to know what causes their hair loss and they also want to know what kind of permanent solution they can find. When you’re looking at causes of hair loss, you’ve probably heard mention of hormones. Hormones can affect hair loss, but the involvement of hormones in the most common cause of hair loss is a little bit complicated.
Hair loss in women may be caused by a number of problems, including thyroid disease. Thyroid problems can also cause hair loss in men. The thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate the metabolism, among other functions. Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can both cause hair loss. Hyperthyroidism refers to the overproduction of thyroid hormone, which can cause the hair to become very fine. It also results in thinning hair all over the scalp. You can hear more about hyperthyroidism and its role in causing hair loss when you watch this video….