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Angeliquet07734

319d

Has anyone experienced hair loss with Hashimoto’s disease? I used to have long thick hair but over the past three years it’s gotten very thin and oily. It falls out in clumps when I wash it. Is there anything I can do to stop this from continuing?

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    • Angeliquet07734

      247d

      @kittycrime I’m on levothyroxine but I am due to get my levels checked and I’ll be doing that this week. I’ll have to look for that rice water shampoo and conditioner, thanks for the advice!

    • wrenishere

      251d

      just a heads up to those suggesting biotin supplements - my endocrinologist has advised me that taking those can alter thyroid blood results and can produce inaccurate diagnosis - so please just with your specialist before starting any supplement. I have been told by my hair dresser that rose hip oil used topically can help with some hair thinning. I haven't tried it yet since that is not easily accessible in my area

    • kittycrime

      253d

      My mom takes biotin supplements and uses a rice water based conditioner, and dries her hair with a microfiber towel to prevent breakage. If you're not already on thyroid meds, starting them or seeing about a higher dose might be something to ask about because that might be the most effective way to combat the clumps that fall out. But biotin and the rice water conditioner/shampoo helped with thinning and dryness/breakage.

      • Angeliquet07734

        247d

        @kittycrime I’m on levothyroxine but I am due to get my levels checked and I’ll be doing that this week. I’ll have to look for that rice water shampoo and conditioner, thanks for the advice!

    • Mayflower22

      262d

      I know people suggest biotin and it does help some. It actually can mess with the thyroid levels on a blood panel though and can do more harm than good sometimes.

    • WearyBun

      305d

      Definitely get your ferritin levels checked. I read that it should be at least 50 for hair growth. My hair was falling out in clumps, but after I started taking Standard Process Ferrofood, it's gotten much better. You can get a prescription from your doctor as well for ferrous sulfate.

    • Havoc

      319d

      I would like to suggest trying the use of biotin to start with, as well as some vitamin e. Biotin is good for your hair skin and nails, and vitamin e is also good for your skin. You also can never go wrong with a tad bit of coconut oil as a leave in to restore dry or damaged hair. 😅😊

    • Binb

      319d

      Yes. I use to have tons of thick hair. Now it’s kind of thin and falls off a lot. It is depressing to see myself losing my hair.

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Yes, some people with Hashimoto's disease have experienced hair loss. One suggestion is to alleviate stress and ensure you're getting all the vitamins and nutrients your body needs through diet. Increasing your intake of foods rich in vitamin B may help. Additionally, checking your iron and ferritin levels could be beneficial, as hair loss can be a symptom of low iron levels. It's important to consult with your doctor for personalized advice and treatment options.

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