Hair falling out? It could be stress, hunger, or anemia, and it's fixable, says Philip Kingsley.
Whatever the cause, hair loss can have a profound effect on self-esteem, triggering depression and so, ironically, hindering recovery. It is by no means a shallow act of vanity for someone in the throes of ill-health to worry about their hair.
If anything, finding ways to address the problem can actually be a huge boost to self-esteem and therefore only help the speed at which we get better.
You cannot diagnose illness just by looking at the hair. But it is possible to be completely unaware that you are suffering from a health problem that is causing poor hair growth, and if you are worried visit your GP. Read more