Often times we attribute our loss of hair to the usual suspects: stress, too many weaves, or tension on the hair. But for women, especially African American, the culprit maybe something else.
The culprit maybe fibroids. Fibroids are noncancerous growths of uterus tissue that often appear during child bearing years. Comprised of firm, rubbery masses of tissue, some grow rapidly or slow and vary in size. Many women are unaware of their existence until they start seeing symptoms, that are often thought to be attributed to other issues. But sisters pay attention. African American women are more common than any other racial group to have fibroids.
A common symptom of fibroids are long and heavy periods. Such periods could leave you anemic, and decrease your oxygen supply to your body. This could result in dry brittle hair, often resulting in extreme hair loss. If you notice unusually large bald spots or thinning areas on your scalp, please contact your physician. Your hair could be telling you more about your overall health than you may think.
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