Constipation and Hair Loss

Question:

It there a possible connection between constipation and hair loss?

I have been suffering from constipation for the last 2 years, and during the last 3 months my hair is falling out much more than it used to.

Answer:

Constipation by itself is not a known cause of hair loss.

But, both constipation and hair loss are possible symptoms of Hypothyroidism, so if you are feeling any of the following symptoms, you might want to go see a doctor:

  • Dry skin
  • Tiredness
  • Slowed heart beat
  • Cold intolerance
  • Hearing loss

Once Hypothyroidism is treated, chances are both your constipation as well as hair loss condition will improve.

One Answer to “Constipation and Hair Loss”

  1. Julia Says:

    From a holistic point of view, there might be a connection between the two.

    Irregular bowl movement means toxins stay in your body much longer than they should. This unbalanced state usually results in the body trying to restore the balance, which could lead to hair loss. I recommend you try massage therapy for your constipation.