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Health.com: What Your Looks Say About Your Health

Hair Loss

Eek! What should you make of that glob of hair at the bottom of the shower? Pregnancy, stress, disease, medications, and changes in hormones all can contribute to hair loss.

Among women in particular, dry, thinning hair may be a sign of an underactive or overactive thyroid. A simple blood test can
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check whether the body is making normal amounts of thyroid hormone.

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/Text: Karen Pallarito)




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