I know this has been discussed over and over again, but when I came across this article on Real Health I wanted to share. Borrowed from Coco & Creme,this article is worth the read. Having the information could change your whole perspective if you are faced with this or will be facing it in the future. Knowledge is power!
Losing Strands? The Top 5 Medical Reasons for Hair Loss
Yes, both a nutritious diet and growth-encouraging hair care practices are essential for maintaining healthy locks. But sometimes hair loss is a disease’s early warning sign. If so, better to consult a physician than a stylist. How do you know the difference or what to look out for? Coco & Crème reports on the top five disease diagnoses that may explain why your hair’s thinning or—yikes!—falling out.
Anemia. This iron deficiency is one of the most common medical reasons for hair loss. (Many women develop anemia during pregnancy.) Low iron levels reduce the number of the body’s red blood cells and often lead to fatigue. What this means for hair is that the body’s lack of iron weakens hair follicles and that results in hair loss. Although it’s best to consult a physician if you think you have anemia, preventive measures include taking vitamin supplements or eating more iron-rich foods, such as fish, wheat germ and dark green leafy vegetables. (Click here for more about healthy-hair foods.)
Thyroid disease. There are two types: hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) and hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). Both can cause rapid hair loss. The thyroid gland, located in the neck, produces hormones that help control metabolism and growth. When the thyroid supplies insufficient amounts of these hormones, thyroid disease occurs. (To read more about other symptoms of thyroid disease, click here.)
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Stay informed Naturals,