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Slow Hair Loss With a Healthy Lifestyle
Slow Hair Loss With a Healthy Lifestyle : At any given time 10-15 percent of the hair in our head is resting phase and after two or three months resting, hair falls out and new hair grows in its place. Many people experience more extensive hair loss. Many people with thinning hair wonder if taking vitamins will stop or slow down hair loss. The answer is a resounding yes.

Slow Hair Loss With a Healthy Lifestyle

Poor diets, combined with too much stress, can certainly affect how well your hair grows. Hair loss can occur when the diet lacks sufficient B vitamins, especially B6, biotin, inositol and folic acid, as well as the minerals magnesium, sulfur and zinc. The B vitamins, especially B5 (pantothenic acid and B3 (niacin), are also especially important for hair growth. Heavy intake of vitamin supplements, in some cases, have resulted in stimulating hair growth. Men who are deficient in vitamin B6 often lose their hair. If they also suffer from a deficiency of folic acid, they might become completely bald. B vitamins are usually found in fresh fruit, eggs, yeast, fish, milk, poultry, red meat and whole grains. These vitamins are water-soluble, which means they don’t build up in your body like vitamin A does.

Taking large doses of vitamin A for a long period of time, on the other hand, can trigger hair loss. In such cases, stopping the vitamin A will reverse the problem. As in case of deficiencies, often the hair grows back when the cause is corrected. Vitamin E also stimulates hair growth. This is an antioxidant that increasing blood circulation to the scalp. An increase in blood circulation makes more nutrients available to the hair follicles so they can grow stronger, healthier hair. Vitamin C also helps your body to absorb iron intake. The most important function of iron in the human body is helping the production of both hemoglobin (the substance that carries oxygen within red blood cells) and myoglobin. Iron-deficiency anemia occurs when the dietary intake or absorption of iron is insufficient, and hemoglobin, which contains iron, cannot be formed.

Essential fatty acids found in flaxseed, primrose oil, and salmon improves hair texture and prevents dry, brittle hair. Quitting smoking also helps to prevent hair loss. Smoking causes your capillaries to contract so less blood can get through to your hair follicles, and therefore less blood means fewer nutrients for healthy hair growth. In addition, eating a balanced diet with lots of whole grains, fresh fruit, and vegetables will not only keep you healthy, but it can help to prevent thinning hair and premature graying.

At the DermHair Clinic in Los Angeles, certified dermatologist and hair surgeon Dr. Umar will be able to diagnose your symptoms and help you plan the best hair loss treatment for your case. For more information about a healthy diet for your hair, please call (310)318-1500, or do a free online consultation.

Slow Hair Loss With a Healthy Lifestyle
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