Listening to QVC's beauty channel, in the way that men have sports on in the background, I have noticed a general acceptance that the outer 'tail' of a woman's eyebrows will disappear over time and there are many products for drawing them back in!
This could be as a result of overplucking in their youth but it also a little known symptom of under active thyroid as well as general hair loss. Symptoms of hypothyroid are many and varied and I have borrowed this list from a very helpful website called www.stopthethyroidmadness.com
"Also, some patients have some symptoms; other patients may have others. Some are more common for a majority; others are not.
Losing the 'tail' of our eyebrows can be just the tip of the iceberg but the more people who recognise this symptom the better.
Getting diagnosed is the next hurdle as doctors in both the UK and the US are trained to test and treat by the TSH test (Thyroid stimulating hormone).
If you fall within their very wide band of 'normal', between 0.4 and 4, you will get no treatment at all. If you test as beyond the magical number 4 they will give you Thyroxine or T4, which sounds fine, you have a prescription which will make you better or will it?
Thyroxine or T4 is a storage hormone not an active one. There is a supposition within the medical community that the body will automatically convert T4 to the active form T3 or triiodothyronine, but bodies don't always do what we want them to do, so many patients continue to suffer.
There are various vitamins and minerals which can help the body convert the T4 to T3 and I will cover this in my next blog.