Am I losing my hair because of a problem with my thyroid?

Thyroid problems seem to be coming more common and we are seeing a lot more patients who are suffering with a thyroid issue in clinic.

The thyroid is located in the neck and is in charge of secreting Thyroxine(T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). These hormones regulate the speed at which our cells work at (this includes our follicles) and are essential for our heart function, metabolic rate and digestion.

You usually hear people say they have an under active or over active thyroid and this refers to whether too little or too much of these hormones is being produced.