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A 26-year-old female asked:

My hair suddenly changed to coarse hair. i treat it chemically and dye it once a year. my hair has a lot of white dots, and split till middle. help me

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Dr. Jennifer Glassman
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Change in Hair: One's overall health can be reflected in the hair quality. Systemic conditions like thyroid disease, anemia or nutritional deficiencies can cause change in the texture and amount of one's hair. Of course, chemicals can also affect the health of the hair, but it's safest to rule out medical causes by seeing your family physician.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Thyroid check: One of the causes of change in hair texture is a thyroid disorder. Have a good beautician at a hair salon check your hair and advise you about its condition and care.

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