Several years ago from a stressful situation, my hair started receding. I then found out that I am hypothyroid. Over the years it stabilized, but recently due to severe dieting, it started receding some more. What can I do to stop the recession and what can I do to have some of the hair regrow? Thank you.
You provided the answer to your own question. The recent weight loss may have precipitated the hair loss you reported and you will certainly need a proper diet with a positive protein balance before the hair loss can be reversed (assuming that the weight loss is responsible). Radical diet alterations to get a jump on weight loss is something that is common in our overweight society and weight loss of just a few pounds can cause of hair loss. You can imagine where the genetic process exists, extreme dieting can accelerate what may take years to unfold on its own. Some authorities believe that short term loss, by as little as 4-8 pound, can precipitate hair loss in men or women.
You will also need to be sure that your thyroid and other endocrine organs are functioning normally, including hormonal balance in the various female hormones. Although you didn’t specifically say if you were a man or a woman, judging by the name you gave, I’m going to assume you’re female.