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Are Your Eyebrows Thinning, Too?

If you’re losing the hair on both your scalp and your eyebrows, that’s a red flag that your thyroid is struggling, say experts at Washington’s Emory University. “People think they’ll be exhausted, gain weight or feel chilly if their thyroid isn’t up to snuff,” says Gary S. Hitzig, M.D., a hair transplant surgeon in Long Island, New York. “Yet one of the earliest signs of thyroid trouble is actually thinning head and eyebrow hair!”

Rx: A Doctor!

Get a sluggish thyroid treated and your locks could start thickening in as little as nine weeks, say researchers at the NYU School of Medicine.

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