Healthy Diet Can Help Slow Down the Hair Loss

Hair is the key feature of beauty for any person either male or female. Hair loss or baldness can impact one’s self esteem. But there’s no need to worry since there are many treatments and remedies available to cure the hair loss. The unhealthy and improper diet is the key reason for hair loss. The unhealthy, improper, lack of vitamin and fast foods are the main causes for hair loss.

hair-lossIn women it’s difficult to point the cause of hair loss problem as they are many. Excluding diet there are other reasons too that lead to hair loss problems like dying the hair, use of chemicals and stress. These are the controllable factors of hair loss. In women there are three main reasons for hair loss:

  • Hormone imbalance
  • Pregnancy and childbirth or taking birth control pills
  • Excessive dieting

If you want to control your hair loss you have to forget about using the chemicals, dying and experimenting with your hair. You must start the intake of vitamin supplements. You should change your shampoo and choose some different method of birth control.

Sometimes hair loss problem is genetic so you have to rely on the natural medicines for the cure. According to Arthur C. Upton in Staying Healthy in a Risky Environment, Vitamin E, Golden Maidenhair, red sage extracts and intake of fruits and vegetables reduces the hair loss problems. Normally man sheds between 50 and 100 hair strands daily. But if hair is shedding more than that, means now you need to check your diet.

According to experts Americans have more cases of baldness because of their diet rich in fat and protein and excess intake of salt. The access use of sugar in their diet is another reason for baldness as too much sweet flavored food causes hair fall. The poor appetite and digestion, under eating, skipping meals etc leads to the deficiency of calorie, vitamin, mineral, protein leading to hair loss. According to Dr. Klaper low fat diet helps in slowing down the baldness problem.

Excess intake of vitamin A can be toxic to the body, mainly to the liver. The fungal infections of the scalp and nails can lead to permanent hair loss. There are many diseases because of which you have to face hair loss or baldness as

  • Alopecia areata: sudden hair loss in scalp or beard.
  • Alopecia universalis: body hair loss.
  • Alopecia totalis: all body hair from the top of head to toe.

Alopecia term is used for baldness or loss of hair. Androgenic alopecia is common pattern of hair loss in males that is usually inherited. Andro-genetic alopecia is genetic process that causes hair loss in men and women. This type of hair loss is permanent. Telogen effluvium occurs in women due to styling treatments and twisting or pulling of the hair. Cancer is one of the causes of hair fall. These patients should intake vitamin E as it positively effects in cancer. Rapid weight loss, severe dandruff, iron deficiency, low protein intake, serious illness, physical stress such as childbirth, cancer, use of drugs, heredity, hormones and aging are also the reasons for hair loss.

We should take good care of our hair and consult a physician to prevent hair fall. Till now only one western medicine, minoxidil has won approval as a hair loss cure. The natural remedies used with the consultation of doctor helps to slow down hair loss or increase hair growth. In ancient times Egyptians used castor oil plant and Copts used the root of the plant as the treatment of hair loss.

Aloe Vera juice, olive oil, equal amounts of rosemary tea and olive oil, onion juice, or onion juice mixed with honey was also the remedies used for the treatment of hair loss. Silicon is also useful to stop hair loss. Asia, red sage is a hair restorer and hair-care helper and is used in several shampoos. Hair loss can also be prevented by removing stress, doing exercise, being vegetarian and neglecting intake of bad food. There are some additional ways to cure hair loss as transplantation.

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  1. October 10, 2013