Nzuri Hair Booster
Thyroid Support is a unique combination of vitamins, minerals, herbs and amino
acids formulated to help maintain normal thyroid activity.
HAIR LOSS associated
with autoimmune thyroid disease
Most people with hypo-
or hyper-thyroidism have autoimmune thyroid disease. If a person has one
autoimmune disease, it is more likely than others that he or she than could
develop some other autoimmune condition such as ALOPECIA AREATA. ALOPECIA
AREATA s an autoimmune condition that causes HAIR LOSS that occurs in people
with autoimmune thyroid disease more often than expected by chance.
This type of alopecia
often causes circular, areas of HAIR LOSS. In most cases this is transient and
does not progress, but unfortunately it can cause significant baldness. There
are other rare autoimmune conditions that can cause hair loss through scarring
(e.g. lupus), which are associated with autoimmune thyroid diseases. Polycystic
ovarian syndrome is also associated with autoimmune thyroid disease and may
manifest as diffuse hair loss; other features are obesity, irregular periods
The thyroid is part of
the endocrine system and is frequently referred to as a butterfly shaped gland.
Situated in the lower neck just below the Adam's apple and wrapped around the
windpipe, it is composed of two lobes surrounding the isthmus (the bridge
between both lobes). Each lobe preforms the same function, and like the kidneys
can take over the work load should anything go wrong with the other lobe.
Though small in size, weighing approximately 1oz, it plays a vital role in body
function as it affects every cell in the body.
The single function of
the thyroid is to produce hormones which are released into the blood stream.
Thyroid hormones regulate energy levels and reproduction of all cells. For
instance, it helps the body stay warm and keeps the heart, brain, muscles and
all organs fully operational so that we can feel well and remain in GOOD
Hypothyroidism, or an
under active thyroid, is considered one of the most common health problems in
the US. Simply put, it means that there is not enough thyroid hormone (T3
and/or T4) in the body. Hypothyroidism can present in varying stages from mild
and moderate to severe.
The low levels of
thyroid hormones reduce the activity and the ability of the body to regenerate
cells. Iodine insufficiency in the developing world is a primary cause of
Women are five times
more likely to be diagnosed with hypothyroidism and the odds increase with age.
Listed below are some of
the many symptoms of an under active thyroid as it relates to hair skin and
General Fatigue even
when you have slept
Hair Changes. The hair
frequently becomes dry and brittle with obvious signs of thinning, These
symptoms are what brings many women in particular to seek the help of a
Trichologist. You may experience other hair changes in the body as it relates
to HAIR GROWTH, for example eyebrow, leg, arm and pubic hair.
· Brittle nails, and
ridging may present
· Dry, rough and itchy
Hyperthyroidism, or over
active thyroid, is as a result of the overproduction of the thyroid hormones T3
and T4. A very large percentage of all hyperthyroidism is caused by Graves'
disease - an autoimmune disease. This condition occurs when your immune system
considers the thyroid as a danger and starts to attack it. Thyroid Stimulating
Immunoglobulin antibodies are produced with no controlling factors and unlike
TSH which responds to the levels of T3 and T4 in the blood, TSI causes and
signals the thyroid to produce too much T3 and T4 hormone.
Listed below are some of
the many symptoms that could signal an overactive thyroid.
THINNING HAIR and excess HAIR LOSS /shedding
Increase in sweating
Sensitivity to light
Thyroid growths called Goiters
Enlarged protruding eyes
It is wise to suggest
that if you can say yes to three or more of the symptoms on either list it is
time to speak with your DOCTOR and discuss the need for a thorough evaluation.
It is not the single
serving that is the issue but long term accumulation and ingestion that can
impede thyroid function, a classic example of this is mercury. Mercury is the
enemy to the thyroid gland. Because mercury is chemically similar to iodine the
thyroid will store it and it can potentially trigger a thyroid autoimmune
disease such as Graves' or Hashimoto's.
As is the case with all
potential health challenges, getting a proper diagnosis, establishing a
treatment protocol, and following up is particularly important with a thyroid
Additional things that
can help in your HAIR REGROWTH journey:
Listen to tips from
qualified and experienced hairdressers.
Take care in washing,
treating and grooming your hair.
Be wary of home use
products, and use recommended professional products for dye, highlights and
conditioning. Use wide toothed brushes or combs.
Do not exceed
recommended dose. Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under 18, and
individuals with a known medical condition should consult a physician before
using this or any dietary supplement.