Health and Fitness
Apart from taking in to account our Diet, Lifestyle and Vitamins pages looking after our physical health is important for everyone, but if you are having hair problems you have to think if it’s something to do with your health.
This may be related to the symptoms of the illness or the side-effects of medication. It may be because of smoking, not getting enough exercise, or other lifestyle factors. Physical health problems can also get overlooked when everyone’s focus is on looking after your mental health. One of the things to think about is where do you buy your food from. It’s worth checking out the World Health Organisation website for information in food safety.
Whatever the reasons, people affected by hair loss often have some of the following problems:
- Weight gain, especially round the midriff
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- high blood glucose levels
These problems may lead to heart disease, diabetes or other illnesses.
dealing with hair loss usually makes you look at other issues in your life. Here are some simple but effective things that you can do to look after yourself.
A healthy lifestyle
A healthy lifestyle means enjoying yourself without risking your health. It also means stopping or reducing as much as possible things that are not healthy (such as smoking or abusing other drugs).
Being physically and mentally healthy in your day-to-day life helps make all the difference, and includes:
- Eating and drinking healthily
- Being physically active in your daily life
- Sleeping well
- Managing stress
- Staying in touch with others
- Stopping smoking or cutting down
It’s worth doing something different, it gets you out and doing something.
It’s a good idea to have a general health check when you first see your GP or psychiatrist.