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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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I have been taking hydrochlorothiazide to control blood pressure for

I have been taking hydrochlorothiazide to control blood pressure for nearly 10 years. I hair has been shedding a lot for the about the same amount of time. Even though I never see this listed as a side effect, could there be a connection. I might also mention that I have had my parathyroids removed and have multiple nodules on my thyroids for 25 years. I take no medication for thyroid issues.
Tue, 2 Oct 2018
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