How does hair health affect the body?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Hair health can be a reflection of your overall health, and problems with your hair may signal an underlying medical condition. For example, hair loss may be a symptom of a thyroid condition, anemia, a hormonal imbalance or other problem. Very dry hair may be a sign of a nutrient deficiency. On the other hand, shiny, bouncy, resilient hair may be an outward sign of your good inner health. If you are experiencing any unusual hair symptoms, consult your doctor.

Hair health does not have much affect on your body. Instead, when you suffer from poor hair health, it is considered a cosmetic problem. However, cosmetic issues can lead to low self-esteem, so a support group may help if you suffer from a hair disorder.

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