Hair loss is something you might have experienced at least once in your life. You must have heard of different reasons for this. These include poor diet, insomnia, smoking, stress, chemical treatments and hair coloring. But, did you know that you can lose your hair because of thyroid problems? Here, we have discussed what you need to know about thyroid-induced hair loss. Let us take a look.
The link between thyroid problems and hair loss
Thyroid disorders can result in a condition called telogen effluvium, where the hair growth cycle ends prematurely. Thyroid hormones (T3 and T4) control the hair follicle function. Disturbance in the production of these hormones can result in increased hair shedding, hair loss and hair thinning. Studies have linked severe and prolonged hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism to hair loss. (Source: NCBI)
Types of thyroid disorders associated with hair loss
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