Hair has more to it than what appears on the surface. Our hair is not just a 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. Prevention along with early detection and appropriate hair fall treatment is often better than cure.
This may be an indicator of hypothyroidism. In some cases, there is hair loss on the eyebrows, especially in the outer third of the eyebrow.
All scales or flakes falling from the scalp are not just simple dandruff. They could be much more than dandruff. It could indicate psoriasis, a common skin disorder. It occurs when the skin goes for a ‘toss’, sending out flawed signals that accelerate the growth of skin cells. The detection of psoriasis can help us prevent and treat it in early stages of the disease. It could prevent the complications like psoriatic arthritis where the joints get very painful and there are severe swelling and permanent deformities in worst cases.
It’s normal to shed about 50-100 hair per day. But when hair appears to be coming out in clumps, it is time for action. A job loss or love 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 hairloss, much before they may be clinically diagnosed.
This may be a sign of iron-deficiency anemia, which reportedly affects 60 percent of Indian women. In patients with hypothyroid and Vitamin D3 deficiency hair and nails tend to break easily.
This kind of hair loss can be a sign of autoimmune disorders, early-onset diabetes and thyroid disease.
This is no red signal to be concerned that you are getting to look old too early. It is a 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.