Will I End Up With A Thyroid Condition?

I am 15 and a girl and I am african american.Thyroid conditions run on my dad’s side of the family and some of them have wound up with goiters and everything.None of them lost their hair that I know of though.One does have thin hair but I thin that is due to her age.But my other relative who has it has longer and thicker hair than I do.They all gained a lot of weight though.They never lost it either.I also gain weight pretty fast.I am surprised that I have lost this much.I am super scared.All my life,I have always had a weight problem.I weigh about 170 lbs and am 5"7.However,everyone says I look about 140 lbs.I have lost 10 lbs from not really doing anything,I just suddenly lost it and I haven’t gained it back.(I was 180 lbs and now I am 170 lbs.)I have nice shoulder(okay,it’s past my shoulder) length hair and it is permed and I have not noticed any significant hair loss.But I am scared that I will end up losing all of my hair to a thyroid condition in the future.I show a lot of symptoms of it.I know all of you are going to say,just go get tested for it.Is there anything I can do to prevent this?What can I do?If I discover it early,will I not lose my hair?

I am terrified of losing my hair.It took years for it to reach this length.I already have naturally fine hair and I can’t afford to lose any.I have cried thinking about a possible thyroid condition taking this from me.I am almost to break back down in tears just thinking about it.What should I do?Is there a great chance that I will get it?
Can both types of thyroidism run in a family?
Should I be worried?
Has anybody who has this lost any hair?
Do both types of thyroidism cause this?

3 comments

  • kitten lady

    yes me and so dos my sister 16 lost a lots of hair and her eyes b she non my are starting to grow back but we are also diabetic and my man has it to we are on eltroxion 125mg that me she on 50mg

  • RN851

    Take a deep breath and try to chill out a little. You are working yourself up over something you might get in the future. There is no way to know if you will get it down the road and because it runs in your family’s genome there is little you can do to prevent it from happening (if you are destined to have a problem). You are correct that both hyper and hypothyroidism can cause difficulties with hair growth…however if you are hypothyroid you can treat the condition by taking oral thyroid hormone. You say you have a nice, full head of hair right now…that would suggest you do not have a thyroid problem at this time. Enjoy your youth and try not to don’t worry so much about diseases that usually affect people later in life. Try to stay grounded in the here and now…you will live a longer and happier life.

  • micksmixxx

    You really should stop spamming, my friend. You’ve had this question answered many times already.

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