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Hair Loss and Hypothyroidism: Will My Hair Grow Back Again?

Question:

Hi, I have been suffering from hair loss for at least 3 years. I was using minoxidil then last year I started to lose more hair. I had a blood test 4 months back and it was found I had a Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) level of 11 (hypothyroid). Now my TSH levels are normal again but I am not sure how long I was hypothyroid (could be years).

My question is; how long does it take to recover from thyroid related hair loss?

Answer:

I’m happy to hear that your TSH levels are normal again. In some cases, the hair may never be as full as it once was after a thyroid disorder but it's very rare for hypothyroidism to result in permanent balding.

Hair growth after a thyroid disorder can take three months to start. Once you begin to regrow hair, it may take several more months to restore fullness.

David (TakingThePlunge)
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