Hair Loss from Hashimoto's Thyroiditis? What causes it and how to stop it - Dr. Westin Childs | Thyroid & Health Supplements That Work

Hair Loss from Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis? What causes it and how to stop it

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Hair Loss from Hashimoto's Thyroiditis? What causes it and how to stop it

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Hair loss from Hashimoto’s thyroiditis should be differentiated from regular run of the mill hypothyroidism.

It should come as no surprise to you that dysregulation of thyroid hormone causes hair loss.

The main difference is that about 30% of Hashimoto’s patients also suffer from other types of hair loss which can cause confusion.

And these other causes may or may not be related to your current thyroid function. So you could be taking the right type of thyroid medication and STILL suffer from hair loss.

Can thyroid hair loss be stopped? The answer is yes, but it may require some time, effort, and energy on your part.

Here are your next steps if you suffer from hair loss:

#1. Ensure that you are taking enough thyroid medication.
– If you aren’t taking enough thyroid medication you may suffer from hair loss but it’s also true that too much can cause issues. Because of this, you need to find what is optimal for your body.

#2. Ensure that your thyroid medication is not contributing to your hair loss.
– It’s also important to understand that the side effect of some thyroid medications is hair loss. This can be confusing because you need to figure out if your hair loss is from too much medication, not enough medication, or because of your medication.

#3. Reduce inflammation and autoimmune attack on your thyroid gland.
– Updating your lifestyle can reduce inflammation and improve your overall nutrient status. This may have positive effects on both your thyroid gland and on your hair loss directly.

#4. Look at your ferritin.
– Ferritin is a marker of iron storage and may be the most important factor when it comes to hair growth/hair loss. You need at least a certain amount of ferritin for hair growth to occur.

#5. Don’t give up
– Be patient and don’t give up. It can take several weeks to months for you to notice an improvement in your hair loss and to start seeing hair growth.

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I’m Dr. Westin Childs and I focus on thyroid health, hormone balance, and weight loss. I write about thyroid disorders, weight loss, insulin resistance, estrogen/progesterone balance on my blog. I truly believe that hormone balance is the key to managing your weight, your mood and your quality of life which is why I’m so passionate about it.

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This video is not intended to be used as medical advice. If you have questions about your health please consult your physician or primary care provider. Dr. Westin Childs goes to great lengths to produce high-quality content but this is NOT a substitute for medical care.

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