A woman’s hair says a lot about her – her mood, if she’s in to current beauty trends, her morning hair routine, and sometimes even her favorite color! It’s true that your hair is largely determined by genetics, but other factors also contribute to the health of your hair such as the food you eat, your age, and the weather conditions. Your health can also have a great impact on your hair. Below are some things to look out for because they could indicate something bigger is going on.
Your Hair Is Falling Out
Could indicate: iron deficiency (anemia), polycystic ovarian syndrome, hypothyroidism, pregnancy, menopause, diabetes, or illness such as the flu
Your Hair is Dry
Could indicate: hormonal changes ranging from birth control, pregnancy, to menopause, or a thyroid condition.
Your Hair Isn’t Growing
Could indicate: protein deficiency
You’re Growing a Mustache
Could indicate: polycystic ovarian syndrome
You Have an Itchy Scalp
Could indicate: low sebum level
You Have Scaly Patches along Your Hairline
Could indicate: Psoriasis
If you feel you notice any of the hair issues mentioned above, please make an appointment with your doctor. It may be you are dealing with dry hair and need a moisturizing shampoo or conditioner, or are dealing with other easily manageable hair issues but in case something bigger is going on, it’s best to bring these concerns up to a medical professional.
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