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Hair thinning and thyroid

Patient: I am 48 year old male, having chronic hair thinning problem. Recently did Thyroid test.Readings T3- 78 ng/dl, T4 – 8.9μg/dl, TSH – 1.6mlU/L. Is the hair thinning related to Thyroid

 

 

Symptoms: Thinning hair

 

 

Doctor: Hello. Welcome to ask the doctor.Hair thinning and hair fall can occur in both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.But usually in males, hair thinning occurs as a part of Androgenetic alopecia.It is a kind of hair loss due to male hormones dihydrotestosterone leading to hair thinning and ultimately hair fall. It is also known as Male pattern baldness.I hope I am able to solve your query.Take care

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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