Does Your Thyroid Affect Your Hair Growth?
Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism are two thyroid conditions that are quite common and yet often forgotten when it comes to discussing struggles with hair growth and hair health.
Hypothyroidism is said to affect 5 out of every 100 Americans over the age of 12 years old. Hyperthyroidism is said to affect 1 out of every 100. While these numbers may seem low, they actually represent many millions of people.
The Thyroid Gland is responsible for the production of Triiodothyronine, (also known as T3) Tetraiodothyronine (also known as thyroxine or T4), and Calcitonin. When the Thyroid becomes either under or overactive, the production of these hormones is affected.
What is Hypothyroidism?
Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid becomes underactive. This results in a reduction in the production of key hormones. In the early stages of Hypothyroidism symptoms may be mild and undetected. Over time, symptoms may begin to present themselves. Some commonly reported symptoms include:
Fatigue and exhaustion
- Weight gain
- Difficulty tolerating cold temperatures
- Dry skin
- Dry or brittle hair
Hypothyroidism can be caused by a number of things but the most common cause is Hashimoto's Disease, which is an autoimmune disease.
What is Hyperthyroidism?
Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid becomes overactive. This results in an over-production of certain key hormones. As with Hypothyroidism, the early symptoms experienced with Hyperthyroidism may be mild and go undetected. Over time, symptoms may begin to present themselves. Some commonly reported symptoms include:
- Feeling tired but unable to sleep
- Intolerance to heat
- Frequent urination
Hyperthyroidism can be caused by a number of things but the most common cause is Graves' Disease, which is an autoimmune disease.
What should I do if I think I have either of these conditions?
If you believe you may have a thyroid condition, it is important that you visit your doctor. They will be able to run and request certain tests to investigate your concerns thoroughly.
Can these conditions affect hair health and hair growth?
Yes, both Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism are known to affect overall hair health. If your thyroid condition has gone untreated, you may experience some degree of hair loss, hair shedding, or hair thinning. Fortunately, your normal hair growth rate should resume once the underlying thyroid condition is treated.
What can I do to better support my hair growth?
While there are many ways you can support your hair health (like using a satin pillowcase, reducing heat styling, and reducing hairstyles that pull on your hair), there are two easy ways you can support your healthiest hair.
1. Take One Tru Bloom a Day
The Tru Bloom Vitamins are vitamins that support your hair health and growth from the inside out. They contain essential hair nutrients and superfoods to provide your hair with what it needs to grow longer, stronger, and thicker.
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As with any vitamin, we do recommend that you consult your doctor before adding this to your diet.
2. Use the Beach Goddess Hot Oil Hair Mask Weekly
The Beach Goddess Hot Oil Hair Mask is a truly one-of-a-kind hair mask. It is formulated to deeply penetrate the hair's innermost layer, meaning it repairs each strand from the inside out.
This hair mask is formulated with incredible superfood ingredients to deeply nourish the scalp and stimulate hair growth. Simply warm it up and use it once weekly for just 20 minutes to enjoy softer, silkier, and healthier hair.
Can I buy these two hair growth products together?
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February 06, 2023
This is so interesting! It’s fascinating to learn more about how our thyroid can affect hair growth. It’s important to stay informed and know the signs.