Items Tagged ‘hair loss’

Ask the Doctors - What could be causing my hair loss?

June 28, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What could be causing my hair loss?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I’ve been taking thyroid medication for several years, and my doctor says my blood tests are where they should be, but my face feels like sand paper, my nails are brittle, and I’m losing so much hair I can see my scalp. Could there be some underlying problem my physician is missing? Hair […]

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Tags: alopecia, Ask the Doctors, Dr. Robert Ashley, hair loss, iron deficiency, side effects, thyroid disease, thyroid medicine

October 10, 2016

Surgery For Hyperthyroidism “Sure Worth It”

By rpodway rpodway

A routine blood draw ordered by my hormone doctor showed I had an elevated calcium level. This led the doctor to test the level of my parathyroid hormone which also tested high. At this point, suspecting parathyroid issues, I was referred to a general surgeon and had a Sestamibi Scan to look for diseased parathyroid […]

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Tags: blood draw, blood tests, calcium level, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Michael Yeh, elevated calcium level, endocrine, endocrine surgery, hair loss, hormone, hormone doctor, hyperparathyroidism