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Hush Hairloss - Wigs and hairpieces Aberdeenshire

There are many reasons for hair loss in women. Hormones, medicine, genes, age and the chemicals in our food  are common culprits. Hair loss can also be experienced after childbirth and can be   associated with menopause. 
The focus today is on hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism and the link to hair loss in women. The hair loss gradually happens and eventually affects the entire scalp. In many cases hair loss will occur uniformly across the scalp. Once the thyroid condition is treated hair regrowth can happen but it may take several months and may never return to its original  lushness. 
Due to the long hair cycle the hair loss may not be immediately apparent and as a result the thyroid medicine is often blamed. Prematurely stopping the medicine may lead to more hair loss, especially if it hasn't been confirmed that the medicine is to blame.
However, some thyroid medicines can cause hair loss and the interaction of 1 or more of these drugs could worsen it. It is likely that the thyroid medicine may not be the cause of the thinning hair. It is best to do research and monitor your reaction to the medicine. Most people find that keeping a medicine diary can help with monitoring adverse reactions. Having a thorough and honest discussion with your GP or endocrinologist is the best option, especially after you have done your own research to fully understand all the dimensions of your treatment.
It is possible that the thyroid related condition may be an autoimmune thyroid disease. In this case it is more likely that you will also have Alopecia areata (another autoimmune condition). If you have Alopecia Areata  hair loss may be more patchy, often circular and can cause significant baldness. Other autoimmune conditions (e.g. lupus erythematosus) and Polycystic ovarian syndrome can also cause hair loss.

British Thyroid Foundation website:  http://www.btf-thyroid.org