You are what you eat; this is usually said to people who eat foods containing too much fat or sugar. You are not what you eat. In some cases hair loss and hair fall are usually connected to fatigue and to the immune system troubles. Other cases the reasons are genetic as male boldness; this is why we are happy to provide you with some reasons behind hair loss and hair fall, which may be due to nutrition related issues and some ideas for nutrition treatments for hair loss/ fall. After reading this article; please contact your doctor to inquire about the methods of getting enough nutrition.
What is hair? The answer is protein. If you are not getting enough protein in your diet you have to change that. Getting more protein into your diet; means getting immediate results in reducing hair fall.
Due to the fact that hair is protein, human body produces hair during the phase of resting, more than it produces hair when the body is hyperactive in order maintain the percentage of protein.
Reasons behind protein deficiency are numerous, to name a few are changing the diet into a vegan one or going on a diet… this diet should be broken; and should replaced by having all different kinds of juice especially lemon for several days and sometimes for weeks.
The good news about hair fall caused by protein deficiency it is curable by going back to having foods that contain protein; so having two to three portions of protein daily is preferable.
If you are a person who eats meat; you meal should consist of at least 1/3oz. of beef, chicken or fish. Other protein sources for vegetarians are eggs, peanut, cheese and some grains.
Iron deficiency is also another reason behind hair fall especially for women. Iron has a major role in producing hair protein. Having sufficient iron may seem as a difficult task for some people. The best way to maintain sufficient iron is by including meat and oysters. All other forms of meat are also considered as good resources for biological iron which the body absorbs easily.
Not having meat in a person’s diet makes it hard for him/her to obtain beneficial iron. Iron for vegetarians is not that hard to obtain as well; leafy vegetables and beans along with some seeds are good sources for iron. But the kind of iron obtained from vegan sources is not the same iron obtained from meat; this means that the body may not have its sufficient need of iron.
Your doctor can help you identifying weather your hair fall is connected to iron deficiency and can also help you finding efficient ways to get enough amount of iron in your diet.
Iron deficiency is very common with women before Menopause. Monthly periods are the main cause of iron loss.
In the study conducted by Cairo University a connection was found between hair fall and vitamin D levels. Women who went under this study were suffering from hair fall and their vitamin D was low as well as iron levels. Low levels of vitamin D and iron were more present in cases of hair fall. Vitamin D plays a role in organizing genes that encourage and help growing the Capillary pores, not including enough vitamin D in your diet may prevent roots of growing the way they should.
Having enough vitamin D maybe hard, one of the main sources of this vitamin is the sun but sun exposure may lead to skin cancer or may cause the skin to age. But vitamin D is easy to obtain from other sources like milk, orange juice and salmon.
Sometimes finding out the reason behind hair loss is not easy, and for that it is considered a good idea to see a specialized doctor who can provide you with the exact diagnosis and who can recommend the best nutrition treatments and best solutions to your problems. Hair loss caused by some nutritious deficiencies is treatable by improving the patient’s diet system and if hair loss is caused by other factors the patient might need a hair transplant.