Even though bald spots are associated with men, hair loss is just as common with women, although the reasons for hair loss in women might be slightly different. What is also interesting to note is that with women, hair loss is a lot more emotional an issue than with men, because for women, their appearances are a lot more important. However, when certain health related conditions lead to hair loss, there is little that most women are able to do.

Identifying which health condition could be at the root of your hair loss is the first step to diagnosing it and perhaps also the only way to find a cure as well. You will want to meet a doctor and they might suggest some blood tests to figure out which ailment might be affecting your body. In case it is thyroid that is afflicting your body, your hair loss could be associated with it.

Here is why thyroid could be causing your hair loss:

Thyroid has two categories – hyperthyroidism (where the thyroid is over active) and hypothyroidism (where the thyroid is under active) and both versions can lead to hair loss. The hair loss is normally caused by the imbalance of hormones in the body and when the balance is restored, the hair loss too should cease. It is important to realise that the hair loss can happen from any part of the body, not just the head, although the hair loss is normally most prominent on the scalp. In most cases, when you start taking treatment for thyroid, the hair loss will also start to balance out, but you do need to remember that you will not suddenly go back to a head full of hair, as soon as the treatment starts. In addition, your hair will probably not go back to the same texture, thickness or lustre that it once had been.

Your first step to tackling this type of hair loss will be to meet a doctor and figure out a course of action. You might be prescribed certain medications, which you need to make sure that you take on time and in the prescribed dosage. Along with those medications, there are some home remedies that you can try out, without fear to bring your hair back to life!

If you are wondering how to treat hair loss from thyroid, here are some of the easiest methods:

Vitamins – There are some vitamins which are great for hair, and when these are included in the regular diet, you can be ensured that your hair will feel and look better. Vitamin C improves the immune system of the body and can guarantee that your body is able to protect the hair from within. Vitamin C also helps boost the collagen levels in the body, which are essential for healthy hair and skin. There are plenty of ways of including vitamin C in your regular diet – fruits such as lemon, gooseberry, orange and guava are all great sources. Similarly, vitamin E is extremely beneficial for hair growth and glowing skin. Regular consumption of vitamin E can not only prevent hair fall, it can also promote new hair growth.

Biotin – Also known as vitamin H, biotin is essential for hair growth and is often prescribed for hair loss, especially when it is thyroid induced. In most cases, hair loss is caused by a deficiency of biotin in the body. However, biotin could alter your thyroid tests, which is why if you are planning to take biotin supplements, you need to talk to your doctor first.

Yoga – Yoga is becoming quite popular all over the world, and what is surprising is that it can also help with hair loss that might have been brought about by thyroid. There are several poses which can help with reduction in hair loss and can even encourage new hair growth. talk to a yoga expert and find out which yoga poses will work out for your type of thyroid and start practising the same.

Hair care products – These days you can find several hair care products, which are great for thyroid induced hair loss. From shampoos to leave in conditioners, you will be able to find plenty of options, but make sure that you read the labels carefully, before buying anything. Look for products that are sulfate free and are meant for hair fall.

Natural oils – Coconut oil and evening primrose oils are known to help treat hair loss brought about by thyroid. Both these oils can be used in topical form or can be ingested – you can use these oils to massage your scalp and hair. Alternately, you could take primrose oil capsules or a spoonful of virgin coconut oil, orally.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Kapil Dua, A Pioneer Hair Transplant Surgeon in India & Co-founder of AK Clinics. He loves to help people get the hair back and keeping it healthy all the way.