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Thyroid Disease and Hair Loss

If you suffer from severe, prolonged hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, there is a chance that you will experience hair loss because of your condition. Typically, a thyroid problem will result in hair loss across the entire scalp, rather than in specific sections, unlike other hair loss disorders. While this side effect may fade over time with treatment, thyroid problems tied with autoimmune disorders may cause alopecia, a more permanent form of hair loss. However, despite the common misconception, thyroid problems do not often result in hair loss – this only occurs in extreme cases.

Some people also report hair loss because of the medication they use to treat their thyroid disease. Medications such as carbimazole and propylthiouracil may cause hair loss. They may also increase the life cycle of your hair, making it thin more easily. It’s difficult to tell, though, if you begin medical treatment, what the specific cause of hair loss could be.

As unfortunate as it may be, hair loss is simply a side effect of aging. Though there may be extenuating circumstances (such as hair loss from hormone changes in pregnancy or male/female pattern baldness), hair loss, for the most part, is a part of life. Often people will try to cope by attributing hair loss to other health conditions such as a thyroid disorder, but more often than not, their hair loss is a side effect of age.

The cause, however, does not impede your ability to find a solution. At Hairline Ink, we have developed a treatment that combats all types of hair loss, from thyroid disease to just standard hair loss. Using microneedles and a specially developed pigment, our technicians are able to provide the look of a real 3D hair follicle. In just two to three treatments, our patients find a permanent solution that leaves them happy and confident for life. Visit our homepage or live chat with us today to discuss how we can help you.

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