They don't rhyme, indeed. But hair and nails come always together, right? Calling the beauty salon, you fix two appointments: manicure-pedicure and brushing. Isn't that the usual scenario? We pay significant amount of time worrying about our look and how confident it makes us. Have you ever thought that this look might be telling you something about your health? Your hair is an index of your health. How? Easy clues for you to note!
You're merely in your twenties or thirties, where did that grey hair come from? Grey hair isn't always a sign of age. It's also a sign of stress! Oxidative stress affects pigment cells, which means instead of growing black/ blond/red/ brown hair, you'll have grey hair. Take it slow then.
Your hair is dry, dull, broken and split ended?! Check your hormones, especially the corticosteroid. Why? because this combination of characteristics indicates the possibility of Cushing syndrome. Keep an eye on your blood pressure, weight and metabolism.
You're witnessing significant amount of hair loss? It's not seasonal, don't be fooled by the sayings. Hair shredding indicates iron deficiency, which means anemia! A blood test never hurt no one. Listen to your hair, don't neglect your health.
If you don't listen to your hair, your nails are also an important indicator of your health.
Discolored nails are a sign of fungus infection. It can develop to thicken nails and crumbled edges. Nail fungus often comes back, so stay alerted and examine your nails before putting any nail polish.
This type of nails indicates iron deficiency. How? Because blood can't reach the middle of your nail so it grows. Again, blood test!!
Are you seeing vertical lines on your nails? It seems like you have several rows next to each other? This is because of your hormonal changes or thyroid problems. Time to do a medical exam? Don't wait!
Your hair and nails are the most obvious health indicator. Skip a beauty appointment and go to visit your doctor!