Person pulling hair out of hair brush from hair loss

Beware of Your Hair

Too often we neglect signs that our body is in need of a tune-up. Hair loss falls into this category. Hair loss can be stressful, embarrassing and even isolating, yet it is drastically undertreated. Hair loss is a sign something is off in your system. Listen to your body and take action. Hair loss could mean your thyroid is low, and that you are experiencing anemia or auto-immune conditions. It could mean you are at an increased risk of diabetes. It could mean that you are low in B vitamins and other amino acids. Hair care is health care! Don’t ignore signs that your body is giving you. Listen to your body, watch your hair, and be aware!
There are several conditions that can cause hair loss. Some of these conditions include hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Hodgkin’s disease, hypopituitarism, Hashimoto disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, Addison’s disease and celiac disease1. Alopecia areata is another condition that can cause hair loss. It is a disease that happens when the immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair loss2.

If you are experiencing hair loss, it is important to be checked for these conditions as they may be an early warning sign of an underlying health issue. Hair loss can also be caused by stress34. It is important to take care of your body’s health and use your hair as an early warning system.