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How can hair talk about health problems?

Hair is an indicator of the state of our health, thanks to which you can track the harmful processes within the body in time. Earlier, we introduced you to the first part of the diseases that hair tells us about. In the current article, we will continue the selection and discover new symptoms of ailments.

1. Thin and brittle hair

A common problem for any woman. These two factors may indicate malnutrition and lack of protein. Protein performs a number of life-important processes that other elements cannot take upon themselves. Simply put, protein is a kind of brick in the construction of the body. When a significant deficiency of this component is observed in the body, the skin, nail strength and hair strength are seriously affected. To make up for the lack of protein, you need to start eating more fruits, as well as drink a course of omega-3 fatty acids.

In addition to this ailment, there is a more serious factor, due to which the hair becomes brittle. For example, such a symptom refers to Itsenko-Cushing’s disease. But here it should be remembered that others join the above symptom: insomnia, high blood pressure and constant back pain.

2. Oily hair

Most often, oily hair speaks of malnutrition with a predominance of animal fats in the diet. To solve this problem situation, you need to limit the use of meat, fatty and fried foods. In addition, you should refrain from sweets, smoked meats, alcohol and coffee.

If the listed methods of solving the problem were ineffective, then oily hair may indicate a metabolic failure, hormonal imbalance or liver ailment. In this situation, you need to see a doctor.

3. Premature gray hair

We all associate the appearance of gray hair with old age. But, as it turned out, this is not entirely true. In fact, graying the hair most often depends on the genetic predisposition. Basically, this phenomenon is observed after 30-40 years, but there are exceptional situations when hair graying occurs in young people and even adolescents.

The appearance of white hair may indicate severe stress experienced, a long overwork and even an improper diet, when the amount of protein decreases sharply. Based on scientific data, all of the above factors trigger the mechanism of active depletion of melanin, and, therefore, the hair turns gray much earlier.

4. Itchy skin in the head

If this symptom manifests itself, along with the formation of pimples, ulcers and peeling in the head, then this is a serious signal of the necessary consultation with a dermatologist. These phenomena most often indicate psoriasis or eczema.

If itchy skin is not supplemented by other symptoms, then this may be a signal of disorders of the nervous system due to severe stress. In this situation, you need to start taking soothing herbs, as well as vitamins B1 and B6.

Surely, each of us thinks that the condition and appearance of the hair directly depends on the way they are treated and a number of third-party factors. With a thorough study, it becomes known that, in combination with other symptoms, which we most often do not combine, hair becomes a litmus test that successfully and clearly warns of problems within the body. In this article we will discuss the most popular problems associated with hair, as well as what diseases they can signal.

1. Dull and dry hair

The very first and telling reason why hair loses its healthy shine is improper care. Also, frequent staining and the use of heating devices (curling iron, hair dryer, straightener) can lead to this. In addition, the hair loses its radiance and becomes dry in autumn and winter, when there is an acute question of a lack of vitamins and other useful substances in the body. The above symptom may indicate a lack of selenium, phosphorus and sulfur.

To establish the true cause, you should observe the health of the gums and follow the formation of caries: if there are prerequisites for this, then the diagnosis is accurate, and you need to see a doctor.

2. Dandruff

The eternal problem that causes a lot of inconvenience. By itself, dandruff is safe, it only affects the unaesthetic appearance and constant itching in the head area. There are a lot of factors for the formation of dandruff. For example, you can use hair products excessively often and in large quantities, and they simply do not fit your type. Dandruff is also formed due to a craze for diets, especially when fats and carbohydrates are almost completely eliminated from the daily diet.

Other factors in the appearance of dandruff can be problems in the body, for example, severe stress, ailments of the gastrointestinal tract, or weak immunity. If dandruff has a yellowish tint, then this is a symptom of seborrheic dermatitis, the treatment of which is very difficult. To get rid of hated dandruff, it is not enough to use a special shampoo, here you can not do without going to the trichologist.

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