Coarse Hair

Coarse hair is part of a long list of hypothyroidism symptoms.

In some studies, up to 75% of people with hypothyroidism have coarse hair, making it the second most common hair change in an individual with hypothyroidism, after hair loss.

Hair Loss

There can be many causes of hair loss, and hypothyroidism is among them. Both coarse hair and hair loss are hypothyroidism symptoms. Thyroid hormones have a direct impact on the skin’s tissues, and if they not produced in adequate supply, coarse hair and hair loss can ensue.

Talk to your doctor

If you are experiencing coarse hair or hair loss, you may have an undiagnosed thyroid issue and should get your thyroid tested as soon as possible.

Other Thyroid Symptoms

Are you experiencing any of these other common hypothyroidism symptoms?

Other Thyroid Symptoms

Are you experiencing any of these other common hypothyroidism symptoms?

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