The answer to your hair loss problems may not always lie inside a bottle of new shampoo or with hair oil therapy. Quite often, the underlying reason behind hair loss problems is deeper than we think. One thing we must understand is that hair is just like other parts of our body. It very much relies on the overall function and health of our internal system. Therefore, if you find all the hair care products and hair treatment tips failing, it may indicate a problem rooted inside of your body.
As a matter of fact, even the slightest flu or fever can affect the health of your hair. However, the damage is neither too severe nor is it permanent. Once your body recovers from these types of illnesses, your hair growth process will also restart naturally. Yet, if you are facing continuous and significant hair loss, it is best to consult a proper physician.
Typically, hair loss problems can be caused by the following three diseases:
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory disease associated with bowel and gastrointestinal tract. There is currently no permanent cure for this disease. However, with proper medication and treatment it can be kept under control. Crohn’s disease and similar inflammatory diseases restrict the absorption of nutrients in our stomach. As a result, the whole body, including hair, suffers from nutritional deficiencies that can limit growth.
When hair follicles do not receive proper nutrients, they cease to grow and enter their resting phase. If that continues for long periods of time, it may result in significant hair loss. However, if the disease is controlled, the hair growth process restarts.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Lupus is a systematic auto-immune disease that affects not only the immune system but also the cells, tissues and organs inside the body. This may also include our hair follicles. Lupus is more common in women than in men. Both men and women suffering from Lupus may experience hair loss problems. The hair starts to become brittle, weak and breakable. Hair follicles may shrink and ultimately cease to function.
Lupus, like Crohn’s disease, does not have a permanent cure. However, with proper medication and treatments, it can be controlled to a great extent. Once the disease is controlled, hair loss problems may eventually start to disappear.
A lot of what happens with the hair on our head depends on what’s going on with our hormonal system. Diseases that affect hormones in our body also affect hair growth and hair health. That is why people suffering from an underactive or hyperactive thyroid gland also suffer from hair loss problems. The thyroid gland is very much responsible for hormone production and balance in our body. Also, thyroid disorders are quite common these days. If you are experiencing hair loss for no apparent reason and a constant decline in your hair’s appearance and health, it is best to get your thyroid checked and to take appropriate measures before you decide to go for a hair transplant.
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