The way our hair looks reflects pretty much the way our body feels on the inside. If you notice that your hair is not that shiny and full of life as it used to be, or that it is getting thinner and thinner every day and does not seem to be stopping from falling, then you should consider the possibility of an internal problem.
Hair falling is often a sign for quite a few problems beginning with stress, hormonal unbalance or an improper diet.
The thyroid is suffering
Sometimes when the thyroid is hyperactive, affection called hyperthyroidism or is slow working (hypothyroidism), the consequences are quite the same regarding the hair’s aspect. The hormones the thyroid produces have a major impact on the hair, so when they are too many or too less the hair begins to fall or get thinner.
Luckily a simple blood test can determine the concentration of your thyroid hormones and tell if your thyroid is working properly or needs medical adjustment.
Other hormonal unbalances
Hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy, labor or after menopause can mess up pretty good with your hair. Usually it takes about three or four months for your body to adjust to the hormonal changes that took place, so don’t panic if after a month you see that your hair hasn’t regained its healthy aspect. Most often these hormonal unbalances determine other problems too, besides hair fall: acne, weight gaining and mood disorders.
Impetigo (this is a skin infection produced by a fungus) or syphilis, and even psoriasis can determine hair loss on small scalp areas. Detected on time, these infections can be treated thus leading to a full hair recovery.
Most frequently iron deficiency determines fatigue, dizziness and skin pallor. If you notice your hair is friable and lacks of vitality and your nails are brittle or grooved, talk to your general practitioner about determining your blood iron level. If needed iron supplements will restore the healthy aspect of your hair as well as your general health status.
Poor blood flow to the scalp
This is not a life threatening condition, but can be a problem for the hair. Poor drainage of waste products through the lymphatic system is also another important aspect that should be considered. The solution to these problems would be the scalp massage. If you don’t know how to do it, go to a hair saloon and ask for one there. Hair stylists know best on how to massage the scalp for improving the blood flow at this level.
They can also be a hidden cause for hair fall in women. Usually ovarian cysts are associated with certain hormone excess production and this is why the hair reacts badly to this affection. No need to worry, for your gynecologist can easily diagnose an ovarian cyst and recommend proper treatment.