Hair Loss Due To Thyroid Problems And Fungal Infection
Thyroid Disease or hypothyroidism may cause hair loss. In most cases, the person with thyroid disease do not even know that they have a thyroid problem until they experience some hair loss problems. Usually thyroid disease leads to at least thinning of the hair. The first step you have to do is contact a hair loss specialist to find the exact reason for the hair loss and treat them in time.
The pattern of hair loss due to thyroid problem are not uneven, but characteristically increased shedding all around the scalp. Most of the time, the hair loss will decrease if you change your diet with a balanced nutrients, nevertheless it needs some time. There are two reasons for hair loss due to thyroid disease. One reason is the body’s reaction to the disease. Whenever your body have a problem, your hair cells will react quickly by dropping themselves off from the skin to recoup that energy to the needed place within your body. The other reason is that the medications used to treat thyroid disease may have some kind of hair loss side effects. Some of the drugs used for thyroid hormone replacement leads to hair loss. So discuss about thyroid drugs with your doctor before taking it.
Hair Loss Due To Fungal Infection
Hair loss due to fungal infection is commonly seen among younger people. The fungus infects the scalp and causes temporary hair loss. The fungus infections are transmitted from an infected person or from contaminated objects. Bedding and sharing things like brushes, hats, and clothes can spread the infection to others. Swimming pool and shower bath surfaces are very common places where fungal hair infection can spread easily from the infected person to another.
A fungal infection can cause hair loss in patches and eventually lead to balding. The infected area on the scalp may become cherry-red, fidgety and sometimes, it may be blistering. The hair fungal infection results in weaker hair, and the hair falls off quite easily.
There are two types of hair fungal infection:
• Ringworm: this infection affects the scalp and in the starting stage a small pimple may appear. Gradually it grows which leads to hair loss in patches; which can be seen noticeably on the head. The scalp becomes itchy, red-hot and may be blistering in some case. Anti-fungal medications are best to treat this infection.
• Piedra: This fungal infection may affect the body and the venereal area. In the beginning stage of infection, hard nodules come out on the hair. Gradually leads to weaker hair and finally results in patchy hair loss.