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What causes severe hair loss during lactation in a hypothyroid patient?

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Posted on Mon, 9 May 2016
Question: I am suffering through hypothyroidism for past 2 years and have a 4.5 months old son. Exclusively breast feeding. From past 1 month I have been experiencing major hair fall which is concerning. The hair fall is from the root.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Normal to loose hair after delivery, will resolve on its own

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at healthcare magic

I can understand your concern but you don't have to worry.

Hair loss is normal 2-3 months after delivery and it usually resolves on its own in next 4-6 months. This pattern of hair fall is called telogen effluvium.

You dont have to do much about it. I usually recommend my patients to take hair supplements containing biotin and minerals for 3-4 months.

You can continue with your supplements and thyronorm and hair fall will stop in few months.

I hope to have answered your query and would be happy to clarify any further doubts.

Regards
Dr Asmeet
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (25 minutes later)
Thank you Asmeet! Can you suggest a supplement that I can start for next 3-4 months
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Tablet keraglo XXXXXXX or tablet follihair

Detailed Answer:
I would suggest you to take tablet keraglo XXXXXXX once daily or tablet follihair once daily.
Continue this for 4-5 months.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Deepak
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (1 hour later)
Thank you so much!
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Welcome!!

Detailed Answer:
Welcome!!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Deepak
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What causes severe hair loss during lactation in a hypothyroid patient?

Brief Answer: Normal to loose hair after delivery, will resolve on its own Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for being at healthcare magic I can understand your concern but you don't have to worry. Hair loss is normal 2-3 months after delivery and it usually resolves on its own in next 4-6 months. This pattern of hair fall is called telogen effluvium. You dont have to do much about it. I usually recommend my patients to take hair supplements containing biotin and minerals for 3-4 months. You can continue with your supplements and thyronorm and hair fall will stop in few months. I hope to have answered your query and would be happy to clarify any further doubts. Regards Dr Asmeet