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I am a clinical pharmacist currently doing freelance writing on various pharmacy topics. I graduated from Arnold and Marie Schwartz School of Pharmacy in 1988 with a bachelors degree in pharmacy. While practicing as a clinical pharmacist I obtained my Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) from the University of Florida in 2003.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Thinning Of Eyebrows May Indicate Thyroid Disease

Thinning Of Eyebrows May Indicate Thyroid Disease
Eyebrows tend to thin naturally with age, but if outer third of the eyebrows (closest to your ears) start to disappear without plucking or waxing, you should consult your healthcare professional. The eyebrow thinning may be a sign of hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone is critical for hair production. There usually is a loss of hair on other parts of the body, but it is more noticeable on the eyebrows first. The signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism vary widely, depending on the severity of the hormone deficiency. But in general, any problems you do have tend to develop slowly, often over a number of years. At first, you may barely notice the symptoms of hypothyroidism, such as fatigue and sluggishness, or you may simply attribute them to getting older. But as your metabolism continues to slow, you may develop more obvious signs and symptoms. Hypothyroidism signs and symptom may include:
  • Fatigue
  • Sluggishness
  • Increased sensitivity to cold
  • Constipation
  • Pale, dry skin
  • A puffy face
  • Hoarse voice
  • An elevated blood cholesterol level
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness
  • Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints
  • Muscle weakness
  • Heavier than normal menstrual periods
  • Brittle fingernails and hair
  • Depression
Source: Bottom Line Personal Health

1 comment:

  1. I have been taking desiccated bovine thyroid for 15 years, and have never had a side effect or problem. It has help me greatly with my fatigue.


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