Oh Where, Oh Where Is My Hair?
Are you finding chunks of hair on your pillow or shower floor and wondering what’s going on? Are you starting to get concerned about just how much is left on the brush and how little is on your head? When women start losing hair, it can be unnerving, and downright scary. It’s like losing a part of your identity. So why is it happening?
A recent Wall Street Journal article talks about how hair changes as women and men age, and that the most common type of hair loss, or alopecia, is hereditary thinning. What the article failed to address, however, is another very common – and treatable – cause of alopecia in women: hypothyroidism.
How Hypothyroidism Causes Hair Loss
Hypothyroidism decreases the circulation of blood in your body, causing your body to focus on sending blood to the brain and vital organs. All the energy and resources your body can spare are being funneled to the most necessary organs for survival. Meanwhile, other organs and extremities are literally left out in the cold. As a result, you can experience dry and brittle hair.
What Hypothyroidism Can Do to Your Hair
- Premature baldness
- Diffuse hair loss
- Fine, thin, straight hair
- Dry, course, brittle hair
- Thinning or loss of outside third of eyebrows
- Absence of eyebrows
- Hair loss on lower legs, arms, and armpits
- Loss of eyelashes
So What Can You Do?
First and foremost, you should have your thyroid status evaluated. Hair loss, or alopecia, is a very common, yet often overlooked symptom of low thyroid function. By treating hypothyroidism with natural, desiccated thyroid, you can restore your body to a healthy state and reverse hair loss.
Click here to find out if hypothyroidism could be the cause of your hair loss.