Thyroid Disease

How Hormones Affect Hair Loss

Hormones and Hair Loss

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.

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Is Thyroid Disease Causing Your Hair Loss?

thyroid disease causing hair lossHair 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. [Read more…] about Is Thyroid Disease Causing Your Hair Loss?