In continuation from the previous article, we will look at some of the other factors that can tamper with your body’s thyroid levels, and cause hair loss as well.
While many people will not associate hypothyroidism with adrenal fatigue, it actually is. If you are constantly tired and are also losing hair, there is quite the chance that both the glands are not working properly. If a saliva test is done, the cortisol levels will be able to provide a clearer indication of whether there are issues with thyroid. If the cortisol levels are constantly low, then there is a high possibility of adrenal fatigue as well as imbalance in thyroid levels as well.
Treating adrenal fatigue will vary from person to person, because individual symptoms will vary. There are numerous over the counter pills that are offered for fatigue, but many of these might not target the precise symptoms of adrenal fatigue. However, certain natural remedies, such as holy basil and ashwgandha might work better. These are also ingredients that will not damage your hair.
The only method to control the rising oestrogen levels is to combat it with progesterone; however the same has to be done in consultation with a doctor. It is at this time, there could be a possible hike in testosterone levels as well, which is why it is crucial that the same be tested. While there is always the presence of testosterone in women too, too high a level or too low a level would cause trouble on the scalp. Hair experts will also talk about DHT or DiHydroxy Testosterone, which is also responsible for hair fall and while testing for thyroid, this too should be checked for.
Now that we have understood a lot about how thyroid and hair loss are associated, it is important to have a checklist of all the dos and don’ts:
Normally, hair that is lost to thyroid imbalances returns after a while, which is why all you need to have is a little patience and a commitment to taking your medicines on time and keeping a positive frame of mind.