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What Your Hair Can (Fore) Tell About Your Health

By: DrBatrasHealth Posted Dec 13, 2016 General 3972 Views

Hair has more to it than what appears on the surface. It says a lot more about us than what the stars foretell, or the latest hair styles symbolize. In fact, the health of our hair and scalp can provide doctors with insightful cues about a host of ‘latent’ health disorders.

Our hair is not just ‘dead’ protein; it is a pointer to what is happening deep inside our body and mind. In addition, our hair, like our psyche, responds to both physical and emotional stressors, including underlying health deviations, waiting to raise their ‘ugly heads’ — much before apparent clinical symptoms manifest.

Dry, Limp, Thin Hair:

This may be a ‘cursor’ for hypothyroidism. In some cases, the ‘telltale’ sign is hair loss on the eyebrows, especially in the outer third of the eyebrow. Read More:

Scaly or Crusty Patches on the Scalp:

This indicates psoriasis, a common skin disorder. It occurs when the skin goes for a ‘toss,’ sending out flawed signals that accelerate the turnover and growth of skin cells. The detection of psoriasis can help us prevent and treat more serious conditions — especially psoriatic arthritis, or painful swelling of the joints with scaly, psoriatic distress. Read more:

Overall Thinning:

It’s customary to shed about 50-100 hairs a day. But, when hair appears to be coming out in ‘clumps,’ it’s time for action. A job loss can cause such hair loss. Likewise, a bout of flu or fever, illnesses like jaundice, typhoid and malaria can cause hair loss.

Most importantly, diabetes and hypertension can also cause such hair loss, much before they may be clinically diagnosed.

Dry, Brittle Hair breaks easily:

This may be a sign of iron-deficiency anaemia, which reportedly affects 60 per cent of Indian women.

Hair Loss in Small, Circular Patches:

This kind of hair loss can be a sign of autoimmune disorders, early onset diabetes and thyroid disease.

Grey Hair:

This is no ‘red signal’ to be concerned that you are getting to ‘look old’ too early. It is a ‘tell-tale’ sign of stress, depression, or emotional anguish. However, diffuse grey hair at a young age may be indicative of thyroid problems and vitamin B deficiency. To know more in detail about stress induced hair loss, check out the link:

What does the ‘loss’ of hair behind hair loss connote? That it makes sense to consult a trichologist — a doctor who specializes in the science of hair and scalp — the moment you notice any change in your hair health and get your hair and scalp analyzed. In other words, it only means that the health of your hair and scalp needs scrutiny and diagnosis — and, this is best done by a trichologist.

Even a routine check-up, when everything is ‘normal,’ would be imperative. This can be done by a Hair Loss Evaluation Test here -

This hair loss evaluation test will access the current state of your problem and tell you about your scope of improvement with Homeopathy treatment.

Because, prevention — along with early detection and appropriate treatment — is often better than cure.

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