What is causing my hair loss and fatigue ? I'm anemic and I have almost reduced thyroid function and depression , and have recently had a baby but I've had these symptoms before and have returned . When they first experienced thyroid tested me and everything was normal .

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  • Dra. Doctuo

    A hypo-active thyroid is a common cause of hair loss, and should always be ruled out this problem. If your thyroid levels are normal, which can be caused by a recent delivery. Hair loss after giving birth is normal, and sometimes can be several months later. It is called "telogen effluvium" and is basically a shock resulted in our system. Usually, hair loss is mild to moderate, and, very rarely, can occur in a complete loss of hair. It is temporary, and the hair will grow after a few months. Besides delivery, the telogen effluvium can also be caused by other stressors such as illness or injury, chemotherapy, or, more rarely, by severe emotional stress. The above usually cause hair thinning and loss. If hair loss occurs in patches, is likely to present another condition.