Hypothyroidism and Hair Loss

The length, thickness, and color of your hair is often a good indication of the health of the rest of your body. This is particularly true in the case of hormones, as the quality of your hair may be representative of overall hormonal balance. By the same token, hair loss might be an indication that a hormonal imbalance exists. Testosterone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), and thyroid are a few of the hormones that may have a profound impact on the appearance of your hair. Of these three hormones, thyroid is a common cause for hair loss among individuals who have either hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. To better understand why, we must first examine how these three major hormones interact with one another during the hair growth cycle.


Foods for Healthy Hair

Healthy hair growth is the product of a healthy overall body. Things like hormonal balance, emotional well-being, and daily diet each play a vital role in creating the appearance of beautiful hair. In this article, we examine the nutrients and all-natural foods that help our bodies grow hair. We will learn about macro nutrients like lean protein and gluten-free carbohydrates that make up a large portion of daily food intake. We will then explore powerful vitamins like A & E that promote healthy cellular function and longevity. Finally, we will explore essential minerals like iron and zinc that effectively facilitate cellular functions. To learn more about the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that promote healthy hair, visit this article on the Miami Hair Blog.