Your Questions About Weight Loss Tips For Women With Thyroid Problems


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Maria asks…

why is my hair really brittle and balding while blood tests show fine?

my hair has been very brittle and thin – especially at crown over past few years. I have had a few blood tests because I went to different GPs, but the tests always came back normal. The last test was the 1st one that came back differently. It apparently said that there was no sign of any disease, however, they said it showed that my antibodies were attacking my cells. They said that there is no cause for concern, and no need to do anything about this whatsoever. They said that my immune system is fine – levels are not too high or low I was told. The only thing they kept saying was that if I end up ill or needing an operation after an accident etc. that I should advise the doctors/hospital. They said that I have no illness yet due to this problem, but that in the future problems might or might not develop. I complained that my hair is falling out, and that I am exhausted with dry skin and that my hands keep changing colours/multicoloured at once and that they are often freezing. The GPs that I have spent years going to all seem to be useless …. Can anyone advise me why I have terrible hair and blotchy skin with snappy bones ! ?????????????????????????? PLEASE

Power Health Tips answers:

Here are common causes of thinning and hair loss:

1. Seasonality. You’ll lose the most hair in the fall — typically November and December when hair reaches maturity in its growth cycle.

2. Anemia. I know of at least two women whose hair started falling out. Blood tests showed both women were anemic. According to dermatologist George Cotsarelis, M.D., director of the University of Pennsylvania Hair and Scalp Clinic, iron deficiency is a common cause of hair loss. The Mayo Clinic reports about 20 percent of women suffer from an iron deficiency.

3. Aging. Marc Avram, MD, a Manhattan hair transplantation specialist, told Elle Magazine, “As we get older, follicles shrink, producing skinnier, shorter strands; then the follicles start to die off. That rate and the extent of that process is a matter of genetics.”

3. Pregnancy Some women experience hair loss with pregnancy or as part of post-pregnancy hormonal changes. Other women experience hair loss when going on or off (usually off) the birth control pill.

4. Illness or intense stress Sometimes hair loss occurs as a result of illness. Stress, excessive weight loss, iron deficiency and thyroid problems can also cause hair loss.

If you’re really worried, ask your doctor, however, experts say you really only need to worry if your part is getting wider or you can see your scalp through your hair. For severe cases, you might consult a “trichologist,” a physician who specializes in hair loss.

Extra tip: If you’re a woman you won’t experience male-pattern baldness. Women’s hair tends to thin all over. The only FDA-approved hair loss treatment is minoxidil. Minoxidil works in 60-70 percent of cases by improving the follicle’s ability to produce hair.

Ruth asks…

Why is my sister hai falling out she 14 and and gettIng bald patches ?

Hi my sisters 14 and still really young and is getting Bald patch at the top of her head and her hair falls out a clump a day :/ what should I do and why is this happening ? Thanks x

Power Health Tips answers:

Before you go to the doctor
worried about a major vitamin deficiency,
take deep breaths. Hair loss is typically
normal, especially in the fall months. Why?
Read on.
Everyone loses between 40 and 120 strands
a day, depending on how much hair you
have, your age and your hair’s growth
cycle. People with fine hair tend to have
more of it and
therefore will
lose more of it
than their thicker-haired sisters and
brothers. Your hair also thins as you get
older, particularly after menopause for
women. But unlike aging men, the thinning
tends to stop after awhile.
Here are common causes of thinning and
hair loss:
1. Seasonality. You’ll lose the most hair in
the fall — typically November and
December when hair reaches maturity in its
growth cycle.
2. Anemia. I know of at least two women
whose hair started falling out. Blood tests
showed both women were anemic.
According to dermatologist George
Cotsarelis, M.D., director of the University
of Pennsylvania Hair and Scalp Clinic, iron
deficiency is a common cause of hair loss.
The Mayo Clinic reports about 20 percent
of women suffer from an iron deficiency.
3. Aging. Marc Avram, MD, a Manhattan
hair transplantation specialist, told Elle
Magazine, “As we get older, follicles shrink,
producing skinnier, shorter strands; then
the follicles start to die off. That rate and
the extent of that process is a matter of
genetics.”
3. Pregnancy Some women experience hair
loss with pregnancy or as part of post-
pregnancy hormonal changes. Other
women experience hair loss when going on
or off (usually off) the birth control pill.
4. Illness or intense stress Sometimes
hair loss occurs as a result of illness.
Stress, excessive weight loss, iron
deficiency and thyroid problems can also
cause hair loss.
If you’re really worried, ask your doctor,
however, experts say you really only need
to worry if your part is getting wider or you
can see your scalp through your hair. For
severe cases, you might consult a
“trichologist,” a physician who specializes
in hair loss.
Extra tip: If you’re a woman you won’t
experience male-pattern baldness.
Women’s hair tends to thin all over. The
only FDA-approved hair loss treatment is
minoxidil. Minoxidil works in 60-70 percent
of cases by improving the follicle’s ability
to produce hair.
It could also mean she is pulling out her hair by BRUSHING OR HEAT OR PULLING OR IF THE RUBBER BAND IN HER HAIR BROKE AND IT RIPPED IT OUT

Jenny asks…

HELP, what can i do to produce more hair strands on my head?

okay so what can i do to produce more hair strands on my head? i mean im only 16 and in some spots my hair is thinning because SOME shampoos killed my hair. what can i do, eat, drink to produce more hair strands?

Power Health Tips answers:

Everyone loses between 40 and 120 strands a day, depending on how much hair you have, your age and your hair’s growth cycle. People with fine hair tend to have more of it and therefore will lose more of it than their thicker-haired sisters and brothers. Your hair also thins as you get older, particularly after menopause for women. But unlike aging men, the thinning tends to stop after awhile.

Here are common causes of thinning and hair loss:

1. Seasonality. You’ll lose the most hair in the fall — typically November and December when hair reaches maturity in its growth cycle.

2. Diet. Hair loss can occur through poor dieting. According to dermatologist George Cotsarelis, M.D., director of the University of Pennsylvania Hair and Scalp Clinic, iron deficiency may be the cause. He states in the April 2006 issue of “Ladies Home Journal,” it might be worth checking your levels with your doctor and take a supplement if they’re low.

3. Aging. Marc Avram, MD, a Manhattan hair transplantation specialist, told Elle Magazine, “As we get older, follicles shrink, producing skinnier, shorter strands; then the follicles start to die off. That rate and the extent of that process is a matter of genetics.”

3. Pregnancy Some women experience hair loss with pregnancy or as part of post-pregnancy hormonal changes. Other women experience hair loss when going on or off (usually off) the birth control pill.

4. Illness or intense stress Sometimes hair loss occurs as a result of illness. Stress, excessive weight loss, iron deficiency and thyroid problems can also cause hair loss.

If you’re really worried, ask your doctor, however, experts say you really only need to worry if your part is getting wider or you can see your scalp through your hair. For severe cases, you might consult a “trichologist,” a physician who specializes in hair loss.

Extra tip: If you’re a woman you won’t experience male-pattern baldness. Women’s hair tends to thin all over. The only FDA-approved hair loss treatment is minoxidil. Minoxidil works in 60-70 percent of cases by improving the follicle’s ability to produce hair.

Natural Cures for thinning hair – http://www.ehow.com/how_2165837_natural-cures-thinning-hair.html

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Vitamins – Biotin, Pre-natal Vitamins

Sharon asks…

am gettin bald at 21really am feeling down i cant go without a hut on my head?

am soo confused the summer started i cant face the people with hut on my head i look like my grand father really

Power Health Tips answers:

Are you male? Well I’m just expecting you are lol so here it goes =) hair loss is typically normal, especially in the fall months.. =) first you must suss out WHY you’re loosing hair.. Heres the different ways you can loose hair =)

1. Seasonality. You’ll lose the most hair in the fall — typically November and December when hair reaches maturity in its growth cycle.

2. Diet. Hair loss can occur through poor dieting. According to dermatologist George Cotsarelis, M.D., director of the University of Pennsylvania Hair and Scalp Clinic, iron deficiency may be the cause. He states in the April 2006 issue of “Ladies Home Journal,” it might be worth checking your levels with your doctor and take a supplement if they’re low.

3. Aging. Marc Avram, MD, a Manhattan hair transplantation specialist, told Elle Magazine, “As we get older, follicles shrink, producing skinnier, shorter strands; then the follicles start to die off. That rate and the extent of that process is a matter of genetics.”

3. Pregnancy Some women experience hair loss with pregnancy or as part of post-pregnancy hormonal changes. Other women experience hair loss when going on or off (usually off) the birth control pill.

4. Illness or intense stress Sometimes hair loss occurs as a result of illness. Stress, excessive weight loss, iron deficiency and thyroid problems can also cause hair loss.

If you’re really worried, ask your doctor, however, experts say you really only need to worry if your part is getting wider or you can see your scalp through your hair. For severe cases, you might consult a “trichologist,” a physician who specializes in hair loss =)

Extra tip: If you’re a woman you won’t experience male-pattern baldness. Women’s hair tends to thin all over. The only FDA-approved hair loss treatment is minoxidil. Minoxidil works in 60-70 percent of cases by improving the follicle’s ability to produce hair.

You could also have Alopecia which is what my Dad has, he’s 45 though lol. But anyone can get it. You can get needles in your head which make your hair grow back =) x x

Chris asks…

iam trying to loose weight but ive got a under active thyroid is there any tips to give it a kick start?

iv joined a slimming club and stayed the same the 1st week ive stuck to it this week again and am due to be weighed wednesday i want to loose 28 lbs or there abouts then i will be at my ideal weight. iam on medication for my thyroid ive been on this for 8 weeks and my doc says this ie the right one for me

Power Health Tips answers:

Well, one thing, I wouldn’t do the herbalife thing…that IS scary doing diet drugs when you’re on thyroid meds. DON’T DO IT!! Not tryin to put any other answerer down, it’s just that someone with low thyroid is different from someone who has a normal thyroid. We tend to get heart palpatations, panic attacks, hard to breathe…this can all happen if we have to high of a dosage, or even if we take a diet pill!
It’s not good to suggest diet pills to those who shouldn’t take them!
I also want to mention~ If your doctor won’t listen to YOU-and most don’t, get a new one! YOU KNOW when your body is good & when it’s not! I refuse to listen to someone who won’t listen to me…because they think they know it all since they “went to school for the degree”. Well, they didn’t go to school & study MY BODY! So, get a new doc, and don’t feel bad about it. What if something bad happened to you? Would you hesitate to let that doc know at that point? DON”T LET IT GET THERE!

Anyway, as far as diet, I don’t really have a diet for my thyroid problem. I have lazy thyroid, as you call it, also. I think moderate excersice would be helpful. I take 300 MCG per day!!! So mine is REALLY lazy! It takes a lot for me to get going, and if i miss a day or 2, i really pay for it!! I really do try to follow a healthy eating habit anyway, but not because of the thyroid….only because I feel better when I eat better.

I have given several links below to read & perhaps you can read through & understand the different thyroid symptoms & problems.

Here is some information about myself, plus some symptoms since you seemed to be interested:
I have low thyroid. I’ve had it for 10 years. I got it after I had my second child at about the age of 25. If you have low thyroid…here’s a great question to answer: Can you see the floor of your house? That was what was asked of me at one point, and to my amazement, the answer was no!
My signs are: messy house, no desire to do anything…go anywhere, spend time with my kids or my guy, sleep a lot, hard to keep my eyes open at times, HUGE weight gain that over the past years have not found an easy way to take off…so I give up a lot, I have terribly dry hair & don’t wash it a lot so it stays strong, I have bumps on my face…not like pimples, but I think it’s from dry skin, and perhaps some others that I can’t remember at this time…that’s another symptom–forgetfullness.

Here are the “GENERAL” signs for most people: fatigue and lack of energy. Women suffering from underactive thyroid experience heavier menstrual periods. Sluggishness and forgetfulness are symptoms of underactive thyroid problem. Other symptoms of this thyroid disorder are dry skin and hair and constipation.

If you have high thyroid, or an overactive one, the signs are: increased body metabolism. This is followed by weight loss and excessive warmth and sweating. Persons suffering from overactive thyroid experience trembling hands, irritability and rapid heartbeat or palpitations. Women with overactive thyroid or hyperthyroidism may experience shorter or lighter menstrual periods.

I sadly will have to take 1 pill everyday for the rest of my life.
I hope i’ve helped you!!

Charles asks…

my hair is falling drastically, wat should i do?

pls. tell me some easy remedy to cure my hairfall. do these hair grow again if they fall? i am 20.

Power Health Tips answers:

First see the reason or the very root why you have falling hair.,,.

Most of the reason why young people are having falling hair is that htey have dandruff.,
so if you have dandruff better to treat it..there are many products out in the market to choose from

there are some who are undergoing a medical treatment may cause the hair fall..once you have stop having treatment ar have completed it ..you may regain your hair..

Excessive intake of vitamin a and antidepressant theraphy may also be one cause.,because you are having hormonal imbalances,.

~~`~see if it is reaaly falling or just breaking off,.,
if it breaks off it may be because:
Too much heat from blow dryers, curling irons and hot rollers. Chemical damage from perms, color, bleach or chemical relaxers. Too much exposure to the sun. Poor brushing and/or combing habits. Always brush or comb gently especially with wet hair. The oldest and weakest parts of the hair are the ends. Frequent trimming helps prevent split ends from splitting up to the newer hair. Your salon professional can give you more detailed advise on breakage and the best products to use for the problem.

~~~~some other causes of abnormal hair loss.,.,.~~~~
First, I must tell you that your hair care professional is your best source of advice and information. He or she may even refer you to a doctor for more detailed help and information. Here are some reasons for hair loss.

>Genetic: Can be inherited from your mother’s or father’s side of the family.

>Nutrition & Diet: Too much animal fat in the diet. Rapid weight loss. Deficiencies in some vitamins & minerals. (Consult your doctor.)

>Stress/Trauma: Stress or trauma can constrict blood supply to the capillaries which can cause lack of oxygen and nutrients. (Relax.)

>Environment: Air pollutants, water pollution, chlorine, metals and over exposure to the sun. Ask you stylist for best course of action. I am sure your salon can recommend products to help.

>Medications: Side effects of some drugs can cause hair loss. Some hormonal therapy can potentially can cause loss. Steroids, specific chemotherapies as well as many blood pressure, diabetic and even some acne medications. (Consult your doctor.)

>Health: All healthy people don’t have beautiful healthy hair. Malfunctions of the thyroid gland is one of the only known health related causes of hair loss. Side effects of the medications used to treat thyroid diseases can also cause hair loss problems. (Consult your doctor.)

~~~~some more other reasons~~~~
Hair loss has also been found with fluctuations in hormone levels due to birth control pills, menopause and some over the counter drugs. (Consult your doctor.) Rough scalp treatment such as rigorous hair brushing and styling or rough scalp massages. Pulling, twisting and binding hair too tight. Poor scalp hygiene.

~~SOME TIPS~~
>>> PRODUCTS FOR HAIR LOSS
Nioxin hair and scalp products for hair loss problems for men or women. Much of the information supplied on this topic is from “An Educational Look Into The Causes Of Hair Loss” by Nioxin. My advice is always, “Talk to your hair care professional and/or your doctor for the best course of action to take for your hair loss problem.
>>>THE RIGHT BRUSH
*Paddle Brush: Flat and wide. Best for brushing out long hair and creating straight smooth styles. Not good if hair is layered and you want volume.

*Cushion Brush: Good for medium lengths which is naturally straight. You won’t get much bend with this brush.

*Sculpting Brush: Good for backcombing to get volume.

*Thermal Round Brush: Comes in different sizes and has a metal core. When heated acts like a roller to create bend or curl depending on size. It is not as strong when compared to hot rollers or curling iron.

***Brush tips: It is best not to use brushes to untangle wet hair after shampooing. A wide tooth comb is best. Use brushes that have ball tips on the end of the bristles. The ball should be molded into the tips of the bristles not glued to the bristle tips.

Daniel asks…

why does my hair fall out so much at just 13 years old?

any tips plz coz i used to have really thick hair but its starting to thin, and its starting to get greasy as well even though i wash it every other day…and i eat healthily and exercize and by the way is there any good solution for me and is tresemme shampoo any good

Power Health Tips answers:

Find the cause before you find solution. Eliminate the cause and your hair will improve.

Reasons why that might have happened, below is a short form of why.

1. During the last 3 years, OK 2, how have you been styling or have you been straightening & dyeing or highlighting your hair?
Google FDA website Hair dye & relaxers. Those are 75% the reason why.

2. Have you been taking supplements or using hair oil? Supplements ($42 billions are wasted and could hurt your lungs, liver, organs even HAIR LOSS). FDA has found that from face creams to soaps and other items of personal care, cosmetics companies are taking the general public for a ride. Oil could be coming from eels or shark. Another 5% why. CNN, Slate, Consumer Reports, MSN, YAHOO have posted them online for years how people spend $20 billion per year on vitamins and supplements.  According to Everyday Health, here’s an article that will tell you why . . . Those PRODUCTS by any other name do NOT WORK.  It is false advertisements. Google: Are Supplements Good For You? About 3,350,000,000 results results (0.13 seconds).  Google: Are vitamins & supplements good for you? About 230,000,000 results (0.14 seconds) Some can actually shorten your life! The Food & Drug do not approve of them!

3. Have you been stressed out or changed your diet? Genetics of balding runs in your family? Another 10% why.

4. Have you been taking medications with testosterone, certain antidepressants, menopause, anti-acne? Even birth control pills can cause hair loss. The medication most often prescribed for thyroid disorders can actually cause hair loss. Another 10% why you have hair falls. All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects.
5. Google “Boise teen goes on Today Show to talk about losing her hair.” She’s got Alopecia, 100% why you have hair loss.

Dove hairfall facts:
1. Humidity makes hair dry and brittle, leading to hairfall
2. Colouring the hair damages the hair strands leading to breakage
3. Pollution is also an unseen killer of healthy hair
4. Tangled hair is the most common reason for hair fall
5. While shampooing cleanses your hair, regular conditioning is required for adequate moisturization. Regular use of conditioner post shampoo also solves the problem of entangling which is the major cause of hairfall.

For women: A simple blood test can reveal the root of the problem. Unfortunately, those who do see a physician right away make the mistake of going to a dermatologist rather than their primary care physician. Most dermatologists will review the physical signs of hair loss and diagnose it as female pattern baldness.  Your primary care physician will run tests to diagnose the problem so you can take steps to correct it.

Eliminate cause and your hair will improve. Not overnight, it could take weeks, months, even years, since it took that long to start the hair loss.

If you think they’re from your beauty or hair products:
Take it back to where you bought it.
Stop using it ASAP.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs & cosmetics to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Google: Glossary of Hair Loss Terms. There are 179 entries in this glossary. Stress is just one of the 179 listed.
Again, a simple rule of thumb: Look for the American Hair Loss Association seal when considering purchasing any product or service to treat your hair loss.

Survey says two-third of women in UAE suffer from hair loss
This is significantly more than the other most-reported beauty problems experienced by UAE women, including weight gain (45 per cent of those surveyed), dark circles (31 per cent), eye wrinkles (28 per cent) and ageing (26 per cent), said the research which was commissioned by INVERSION and conducted by research experts Nielsen.
The research is based on a survey of one hundred Dubai and Abu Dhabi-based women aged 25–60. It includes UAE nationals, Asians, Western and Arab women.
The survey results showed that hair-fall concern was highest amongst expat Arab women, with 92 per cent experiencing some degree of hair loss in the UAE.  Expat Asian women were similarly affected with 80 per cent experiencing hair loss.
Many different environmental culprits are held responsible for the concerns of the UAE’s ladies, who are thought to be amongst the most beauty conscious women in the world.  Whilst some blame the UAE’s desalinated tap water, others hold the extreme climate of the Emirates responsible.  The truth is probably more complicated, according to esteemed tricologist (hair specialist), Mike Ryan. 3-7-12.

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