Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
140 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What causes extreme hair loss and weight gain with tiredness?

I have been suffering with hypothyroid symptoms for the last year and a half. Im always cold, extreme hair loss, weight gain, memory, etc. I have seen doctors that have told me my test results are in the normal range. But yest I still have not received anything to help with these symptoms because of the test results. I cant keep going to doctor after doctor and Im sick and tired of being sick and tired. What can I do or is ther anything natural or over the counter that can help? This is effecting my quality of life and work.
Fri, 9 Dec 2016
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
Hematologist 's  Response
Hi, dear
I have gone through your question.
I can understand your concern.

Cold insensitivity, tiredness, hair loss, weight gain all suggest hypothyroidism. You should go for TSH, free T3 and Free T4 test. That will give you exact idea.

If these results suggest hypothyroidism then you need thyroid supplement like thyronorm, synthroid or eltroxin. These all are prescription based medicine. So you have to consult your treating doctor. Sorry to say but it is not over the counter medicine.

Hope I have answered your question.
If you have any doubts then feel free to ask me. I will be happy to answer.
Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you very good health.
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

I ve been having problems such as headaches, blurred vision, hair loss, tingling in left shoulder blade, tingling/numbness in hands and feet,...

Recent questions on  Hypothyroidism

doctor1 MD

hello doctor...I am 28 yrs old. I have keloid problem.i tried some collagen lytic creams and also tried intra lesional steroids. also I have pcos...

doctor1 MD

Sir i am from india.my father(age-50)has been suffering from thyroid problems. before 5 month ago we checked his TSH and it was found near about...

doctor1 MD

Hi, i am 30 years old female having 1.8years old son. Last month of my pregnancy was accompained by cholestasis and now i was feeling depressed and...

doctor1 MD

I am 20 and so embarrassed by my issue, I have no where to turn. I have a couple medical problems: Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Hypothyroidism....

doctor1 MD

I HAVE HAD HYPOTHYROIDISM FOR WHAT SEEMS LIKE FOREVER. I HAVE GONE TO MANY DIFFERENT DOCTORS AND ALL THEY DO IS GO BACK AND FORTH WITH THE DOSAGE...

doctor1 MD

what could cause chills all the time with no fever

doctor1 MD

My Mother is 67 years old. For past few months, she has been suffering from black patches and itching in her lower right leg. She consulted an...