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Old 04-30-2008, 08:40 PM   #1
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Thin Hair

When I was 13 I got my thyroid removed because I had Hyperthyroidism.
My hair became quite thin when I became sick.
It has been 5 years since my surgery and I still have think hair that barely grows.
I take thyroid replacement.
So why is my hair still thin? Will it ever become thicker? It makes me very sad.

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Old 05-01-2008, 07:24 AM   #2
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Re: Thin Hair

You might want to have your ferritin level checked. Sometimes the hair loss etc. is a result of low iron stores.

My hair was falling out and I got on an iron pill and within 1 1/2 weeks it stopped and slowly but surely it is growing back in and starting to thicken back up. Very very slow process.

From what you say it sounds like you aren't experiencing anymore hair loss but that it just is not growing back.

You have to be careful taking iron supplements though. They can cause constipation. I experimented around with several before I found one and the right dosage.

Check with your doctor about getting your ferritin level checked first. It is possible to take in too much iron and you need to know what your level is for sure first.

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Old 05-01-2008, 07:53 AM   #3
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Re: Thin Hair

Hi , I had half of my thyroid removed due to goiter a few years back and half of my long hair fell out and has been thin until recently. My levels were out of whack for 2 years. I am using Nioxin shampoo, cond. and scalp treatment( Wal Mart) also cod liver caps once a day. Before that I used Kerastace age rewind. They all worked. My hair is coming back thicker and you can no longer see through it. I also have to take estrogen so I have alot going against beautiful thick hair. I also color my hair and the nioxin is great for that. I hope this info helps you. As women our hair is our crown and glory and we love it and want it beautiful. Bless you.

Old 05-01-2008, 09:09 PM   #4
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Re: Thin Hair

I don't have low iron because in the past six months I've donated blood twice and they checked my iron levels which were normal.

And should I go to a dermatologist or something? What doctor can help me with hair?

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