Dr. Maneesh Sonthalia (Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon) (MBBS) (M.S) (M.Ch)


Thyroid Disorders and How They Lead to Hair Fall

Hair fall is really a sad thing, and it is so dreadful when this happens uncontrolled. Reasons could vary from genetics to the wrong lifestyle, more importantly, unhealthy diet. There are a number of factors that lead to hair fall in both men and women. And the association between thyroid disorder and hair loss is a popular thing of discussion, now. In other words, thyroid disorder is a major factor which is linked with thinning of hair, hair fall and changes in hair texture.

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The thyroid is a small gland located in the neck and releases hormones into the bloodstream. With improper functioning of the thyroid, the body can’t metabolize food into energy and this leads to hair fall and related problems.

Some thyroid disorders which can lead to hair fall problems are:


Under this condition, the thyroid gland is less active and produces lesser thyroid hormones which lead to thinning of hair and hair fall.


Rapid hair fall could be a result of hyperthyroidism. Under this condition, the thyroid gland is too much action and produces more hormones than needed.


This condition is caused due to bacterial or viral infection and leads to thyroid inflammation. This severely affects the thyroid gland and caused hair fall problems.


Unchecked hair fall and balding can be due to a serious medical condition like “myxedema” which happens due to both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.

To understand the biochemical part of the hair cycle is essential to learn about the connection between hair fall and thyroid. The hair cycle has three stages:

  • Growth
  • Resting
  • Shedding

Due to a thyroid imbalance, the resting phase extends and interrupts the growth phase. This causes thinning of hair, hair fall, and baldness.

Some symptoms of a thyroid disorder include:

  • Sudden weight change
  • Abnormalities in menstruation
  • Pain in neck or swelling
  • Mood swings leading to irritability, nervousness, and anxiety
  • Lethargy or insomnia
  • Dry skin or hair

If you are worried about your hair falls and thinning of hair, that is continuing, you need to consult the best hair transplant expert with good experience in restoring normal hair growth.

About Dr. Maneesh

Dr. Maneesh Sonthalia, one of the renowned cosmetic surgeons in Kolkata has performed several hair transplant with successful results that has left the patients with natural looking hair without any scars. He holds his graduation degree from Kolkata Medical College and is a Master of General Surgery from PG Hospital. Later on he achieved his M.Ch in Plastic Surgery also from PG Hospital.

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