What Does Your Hair Say About Your Health?

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Daily Mail

While we may all want to have shiny locks, it can be hard to maintain as we age. Even if your hair doesn't look like it's right out of a shampoo commercial, dull, limp strands could indicate a bigger health problem that you don't want to ignore.

Hair loss and graying

While both hair loss and graying hair are signs of aging, they could indicate something more serious.

A recent study has shown that men who had coronary artery disease were more likely to prematurely bald or go gray.

The participants in the group with a heart condition were found to experience male pattern baldness, as opposed to the healthy population.

Stress and certain medications can cause you to lose your hair, but usually it will regrow within six months.

Dry or brittle hair

If you notice your hair is dry, brittle or splits easily it could be an idication that you may be getting too much sun exposure. The effects are stronger with those who have light hair, including gray and blonde. If you already have thinning hair, being exposed to the sun without a hat increases your risk of sunburn on your scalp.

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