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Dry, thin and breakable hair? These 4 endocrine diseases affect hair health

by Thomas P. Russell
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Is there always a clump of hair in the drainage hole after washing your hair? Is the hairline at the top of your head or at the corners of your forehead starting to recede? Your hair is still as frizzy as a straw even though you condition it heavily? Young, but wildly gray hair? Beware these problems are related to your health!

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Four endocrine diseases that affect hair quality

Irregular work and rest, high stress, unbalanced diet, and hormonal changes can all lead to hair loss, frizz or gray hair at a young age. There are 4 endocrine problems that also affect hair quality:


Thyroid is an important hormone in the body’s metabolism. All the body’s metabolism, such as protein synthesis, requires the assistance of thyroxine. The main component of hair is also protein. If there is thyroxine deficiency, the body synthesizes hair problems, hair is easy to thin, dry, easy to break.

It is recommended that the people pay attention to whether they have other symptoms of hypothyroidism, such as weight gain, fatigue, chills, etc. If relevant symptoms occur, they can seek medical evaluation and diagnosis.

Iron deficiency anemia

Iron deficiency anemia will cause insufficient oxygen carried by red blood cells, affecting hair follicles, and the scalp will be dry and prone to hair loss and dry hair. Iron deficiency anemia may be caused by many reasons, such as excessive menstrual blood, gastrointestinal bleeding, cancer and so on.

Cushing’s syndrome

Women who are unfortunate enough to suffer from Cushing’s syndrome, there will often be similar to the performance of excessive male hormones, the hair becomes more varied and curly, the distribution is mostly based on chest hair, mainly perineal hair, while the skin will be more oily, and acne will also occur.


Gigantism refers to the growth hormone secretion, and growth hormone will promote the scalp hair follicles to produce hair. When the excessive secretion of growth hormone, it may lead to hirsutism.

Black, shiny and smooth hair is the pursuit of many women. In addition to improving the quality of life and daily care and maintenance of hair problems, stress and endocrine improvement are the foundation of health. Everyone should take good care of his endocrine status and find the right hair care. For example, supplement the nutrients related to the hair in an appropriate amount, and choose the appropriate hair shampoo and hair care products, avoid excessive perming and dyeing, and have a good rest and sleep quality to help hair grow.

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