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Have hypothyroidism. Taking Synthroide. Led to hair fall. Reason?

Hello Doctor, I have hypothyroidism , I take Synthroide 75mcg and my thyroid is under control. I m taking medicine from past 6years, i have continues hair fall . My hair strands got so thin i can see my scalp on the top of my head. i tries taking Naturalwellbeing hair loss treatment, it looked working in the bi beginning not anymore. Any suggestions?
Asked On : Thu, 27 Dec 2012
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Hi Sushmab84,
I have read your question,
Generally Synthriod (= Levothyroxine Sodium ) is prescribed for hypothyroidism patients just as in your case . Though the drug is quite effective it does have few side effects and amongst them hair fall is prominent , yet the hairfall is generally a temporary effect and it occurs because your body is adjusting to the medication. This drug does not have any high-risk side effects so you need not worry much.
Since you have said that you have been using the drug since 6 years I think that is a lot of time and as the hair fall problem still persists , I recommend you to consult the doctor who prescribed you this medicine for more clarity.

As it comes to natural treatments for hair fall , applying amla (=indian gooseberry oil ) does tackle this problem effectively and also I suggest you to have a good diet and eat vitamin C rich foods ,drink plenty of water for good results with in weeks.

I hope this helps you and wishing you a good health,
DR.G.Gayatri Devi.
Answered: Sat, 29 Dec 2012
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