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    Thyroid hormones can change human hair follicle properties

    There is evidence to prove that human hair follicles are directly affected by thyroid hormones. T3 or T4 can change the way the hair properties like hair color are changing. They are known to stimulate processing of melanin, which could change the texture of the skin also.

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    Re: Thyroid hormones can change human hair follicle properties

    I can surely say this is true.

    I went from Hyper to Hypo and there was a great change in the texture of the hair plus I've a few grey hair as well. Hypo makes hair more silky and very soft......in fact very thin. On the other side with hyper, hair become quite thick and coarse.

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    Re: Thyroid hormones can change human hair follicle properties

    That's interesting, thanks zowie! My aunt's hair is very wiry and until now I'd not heard that but it could indeed be due to the hyperthyroidism.

    SiD, can I ask about the change from Hyper to Hypo please - is that a common thing to happen? Any idea why it did?

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    Re: Thyroid hormones can change human hair follicle properties

    You have noticed how they affect your hair with the change. Which one do you prefer to have? I guess, the silky and soft one. Am I correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by SiD
    I can surely say this is true.

    I went from Hyper to Hypo and there was a great change in the texture of the hair plus I've a few grey hair as well. Hypo makes hair more silky and very soft......in fact very thin. On the other side with hyper, hair become quite thick and coarse.

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    Re: Thyroid hormones can change human hair follicle properties

    Quote Originally Posted by Savannah
    SiD, can I ask about the change from Hyper to Hypo please - is that a common thing to happen? Any idea why it did?
    I used to have hyperthyroidism but then I went through RAI treatment and it always destroys your gland fully hence you become hypo.

    Now I have suffered from both, I think either way it's not good

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    You have noticed how they affect your hair with the change. Which one do you prefer to have? I guess, the silky and soft one. Am I correct?
    You are wrong zowie, my hair are naturally thick hence initially I thought that silky stuff was good but they started falling because they became very thin. Nope I still prefer my old ones to be honest.

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    Re: Thyroid hormones can change human hair follicle properties

    Quote Originally Posted by SiD
    Quote Originally Posted by Savannah
    SiD, can I ask about the change from Hyper to Hypo please - is that a common thing to happen? Any idea why it did?
    I used to have hyperthyroidism but then I went through RAI treatment and it always destroys your gland fully hence you become hypo.

    Now I have suffered from both, I think either way it's not good

    Quote Originally Posted by zowie
    You have noticed how they affect your hair with the change. Which one do you prefer to have? I guess, the silky and soft one. Am I correct?
    You are wrong zowie, my hair are naturally thick hence initially I thought that silky stuff was good but they started falling because they became very thin. Nope I still prefer my old ones to be honest.
    I gave it a shot any way!!

    I never knew that can fall off. I do know how it feels to lose hair as i have seen my mom losing it while she was undergoing chemo therapy.

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    Re: Thyroid hormones can change human hair follicle properties

    Not only does hypothyroidism cause people to lose hair (go bald), it can make you lose hair elsewhere. Most commonly, it is in the eyebrows. Many lose the hair on the outside of their brows. Also, they generally have less body hair, as in their legs.

 

 

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