posted on Aug, 11 2014 @ 09:44 AM
Here is my story, I had very thick hair as a child and till I was about 20. I started to notice a loss of hair, mainly when I brushed my hair or
washed it. The brush would be full of hair, and the plug hole blocked more often with the amount that I was shedding. My hair got really thin,
mostly at the front. About 18 months ago, I went to the doctor, due to extreme exhaustion. They thought that I might have thyroid issues, but it
turned out that I had celiac disease, which is another AI disease associated with an increased risk of thyroid disease. Celiac disease interferes
with absorbtion of nutrients by the gut. I started on a strict gluten free diet, the only treatment for CD, and after about 6-8 months, I started to
notice that the hair was growing back. It is most noticible at the front, You can still see some light shining of my scalp, and feel the heat
radiating from my scalp, but overall, it has much improved.
Have you been tested for celiac disease? It might be worth it, especally if you find that your thyroid levels are fairly steady, and you are still
tired. How are your nails, they can also be affected by CD, when I went on the GF diet, they started to thicken up. I had a ridge across my nails,
which grew up the nails. Now my nails are a lot stronger, and no longer split so easily. Hair and nails are made of the same material, and if you
have a problem with both, it might not be related to hormones, but a nutrional problem, although some disease will affect both hair and nails.