Check Health Through Hair

image Changes in hair doesn’t necessarily mean you have any kind of health issues. It could just be genetics. Graying early is always thought of being a show of stress, well if your parents grayed early it is a good sign that you may also. But some things that happen to your hair are a direct result of health problems.

Hair thinning can be a sign of protein or iron deficiency. Those suffering with an eating disorder will usually develop visible thinning. Once the health problem is corrected the hair will begin to grow back. Baldness can be inherited but baldness known as Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disease that is linked to genetics. It causes smooth bald patches anywhere on the body, not just the head. This hair will grow back.

Dry, brittle hair doesn’t have to mean you are damaging your hair with hair products. It may be growing thin and brittle. An improper diet can lead to this. Lack of protein and essential fatty acids can lead to your hair look damaged.

A common hair problem is dandruff. Dandruff is usually associated with have a dry scalp but it could also be because of seborrheic dermatitis. This condition is an inflammatory problem of the scalp. Psoriasis and Eczema are other health conditions that can show up as a dry flaky scalp. These conditions all may result in a scaly, itchy, red scalp which will produce small to large flakes.

Keep yourself healthy and your hair will show it. If you ever start to notice major changes in hair seek out a health care professional for help. It may take more than just a trip to the beauty salon.

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