What about hypothyroidism?
I've been reading about the symptoms of "subclinical hypothyroidism" and they sound similar to my ownI've gotten some comments from readers of this blog and from other
people about my hair loss symptoms, and I have found them all very
interesting and helpful in one way or another. One thing that I've
started to look at more seriously is hypothyroidism. A close friend
who has it told me that my symptoms sound similar to hers. I figured
that since my TSH
level of .692 was within the .3 to 3.0 range, I have nothing to worry
about. However, I've since learned that there is such a thing as "subclinical hypothyroidism" which involves symptoms of hypothyroidism when the TSH level is within the normal range.
Date: 10/21/2007 3:36:02 AM ( 14 y ) ... viewed 2189 times
have suffered from some of the many symptoms listed for hypothyroidism:
depression, difficulty focusing (a serious and stressful problem when
you're a doctoral student), extremely dry skin to the point where it
cracks, dry and brittle (and thinning) hair, and fatigue. My dietary
changes this year definitely mitigated some of these symptoms: I've
made an effort to drink more water, eat fresh vegetables daily, avoid
processed foods and red meats; these improved my BP, sleep pattern, skin condition and other things.
thing that still throws me is that I noticed the hair loss only after I
turned to the raw diet last year, and it stopped after I went back to
SAD. Then it started again this year with the high-raw. Mere
coincidence? Who knows. It would be great if a raw diet could help
levels but from what I've read, you have to take medicine to correct
thyroid problems. I hate taking medicine. Even vitamins are a pain - I
have to set an alarm to remember to take the B-complex 4 times a day.
But if my thyroid is the problem, then the upside is that I can eat
100% raw again, knowing it isn't causing hair loss. Time to make a
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