How Hair loss can Signpost Major Health issues?


Hair is the symbol of attraction and magnificence, especially for women. And anything that leads to the loss of hair, is really disheartening and upsetting.

In most cases, experiencing hair loss means that there is something wrong within you internally like either you have a medical condition or your body is undernourished.

How can Hair loss Signpost Major Health issues?

As hair loss is interrelated to your health status so it can signpost major health issues. Diet or your daily regime is a major factor in keeping your body especially your hair healthy.

Unhealthy diet can make your body, especially your hair feeble and unhealthy. Because whatever you eat, is visible through your hair.

Hair loss can Signpost Major Health issues, like:

  1. Diabetes
  2. Irregular menstruation cycle
  3. Thyroid disorders
  4. Herat disease
  5. Immune system problems
  6. Enlarged prostate

1.                  Diabetes:

If you are the victim of hair loss then you may have been living with diabetes. Observing your hair becoming thinner than usual, can indicate diabetes.

Diabetes can go for a long time undetected. Until and unless you consult a doctor and a blood sample is taken for your check-up.

Scientists are still trying to figure out the strong evidence between the hair loss and diabetes. But till now it has been found out that your blood vessels which are responsible to supply blood to your hair follicles are damaged due to diabetes, causing your hair to fall out.

2.                  Irregular Menstruation Cycle:

Just as men suffer from hair loss due to the high levels of testosterone, women can also be the victims of hair loss due to irregular hormonal changes just like men. If you have irregular menstruation cycle then you may suffer from hair loss.

3.                  Thyroid Disorders:

If you have thyroid condition either overactive or underactive thyroid, then you may suffer hair loss.

Because your thyroid excretes a hormone which regulates your hair regrowth process. And if your thyroid glands don’t produce the required level of that hormone in your body then you may have to experience hair loss.

4.                  Heart Disease:

The explanation of the link between hair loss and heart diseases is unclear but the researchers suggest hair loss may be a sign of incipient diabetes, chronic inflammation or sensitivity to testosterone, all of which increase the risk of heart disease.

5.                  Immune System Problems:

Autoimmune disorder can also cause hair loss, so if you have irritated immune system problem then you are likely to experience hair loss too.

Because immune system irritation can cause inflammation throughout your body, leading to unexplained hair loss and formation of bald patches on your scalp.

6.                  Enlarged prostate:

The prostate is a gland in your body, it excretes important fluid and is wrapped around the Urethra. According to a survey, 34% people who have enlarged prostate are sufferers of hair loss as compared to people who have the full head of hair.

Visit Trichologist instead of Self-Diagnosis:

Abstain from self-diagnosis or self medication because it can endanger your health and you may have to suffer from many side effects like scaring, inflammation, soreness, irritation, pain, itching etc. So it would be better if you consult a trichologist in time.

Consult the Trichologist at the Hair Transplant Clinic:

Arrange an appointment with the trichologist at the hair transplant clinic. He will inform you about the underlying factor of your hair loss. If your hair loss is still in its footsteps/ early stages then the trichologist may recommend you to follow a healthy regime.

Or the trichologist may recommend you to get an alopecia areata treatment in Dubai to cure your hair loss safely and effectively.

Tip to Combat your Hair Loss:

Prevention lies in maintaining a well-balanced diet. Creating a healthy diet plan is the top tip to combat your hair thinning and to prevent further hair loss.

Because if your body will be in a healthy and fresher state, then you won’t have to suffer from the brittle, damaged, breakage, thinning hair and can suppress the factors that lead to hair loss.


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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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