thanks for consulting us.
As you have said your son is suffering from hypothyroidism
for 3 years associated with hair loss.
One major cause of hair loss is problems with the thyroid. Normally, hair growth has three phases, the anagen phase, the catagen phase and the dormant phase. When a person suffers from hypothyroidism or hypothyroidism, the general mechanism of the hair growth process shuts down and loses balance. Thyroid malfunctions can force hair follicles to remain in the dormant phase for a longer period of time than normal. This leads to stalled hair growth and eventually hair loss.
The thyroid is an endocrine gland
, which is located on both sides of the trachea. It secretes the thyroid hormone, known as thyroxin, which regulates the rate of the metabolism. Any disruption in the mechanism can have great impact on overall metabolic activities. Once the metabolism is disturbed, it has been found to cause a series of abnormalities, one being hair loss. Hair loss occurs when dihydrotestosterone
(DHT) shrinks the hair follicles and eventually causes them to disappear. The problem of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism
both encourage the conversion process of testosterone into DHT which accelerates hair loss in men and women.
1. Treat the hypothyroidism with thyroid hormone supplement drug. Maintain the level around the normal range. You should consult an Endocrinologist
. take a second opinion
2. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved only two medications for the treatment of male pattern baldness; these are minoxidil and finasteride. works by binding to 5-alpha-reductase, the enzyme responsible for the conversion of free testosterone to DHT.
3. Hair transplantation- is a good alternative choice. using small grafts of naturally-occurring units of one to four hairs, called follicular units, to move hair-producing follicles to balding areas of the hair restoration
patient's scalp. These follicular units are surgically implanted in the scalp in very close proximity to one another and in large numbers. The grafts are obtained in one or both of the two primary methods of surgical extraction.
4. Laser therapy- There are devices that use low-level laser therapy (LLLT) that claim to stimulate hair growth through "photo-biostimulation" of the hair follicles.
So you may take this advanced option to treat it. Best of luck.