There are many reasons why hair can fall out or become thin and some can be serious. Women do have a variety of different reasons why their hair falls out.
Iron-deficiency – There are a number of different symptoms with an iron-deficiency including, pale skin, palpitations and indeed hair loss.
- Causes – Heavy periods or an inability to absorb iron efficiently can cause the deficiency.
- Check your GP – Will give you the best advice to help you with your deficiency.
Diet – A bad diet can deprive your body with vital nutrients; therefore hair shafts are weakened, causing breakage and slow hair regrowth. Providing all the nutrients to your body will help improve the condition of your health and hair.
- Avoid low fat diets
- Weight needs to be lost slowly
- Water – Improves hair health
- Detox before losing weight – Toxins can be released and can do more damage to hair.
Underactive Thyroid – Hair loss is one of the first symptoms to an underactive thyroid. The hair starts to appear sparse.
- Contact GP – They will give your medicine to help deal with the problem and tackle the hair loss.
- Iodine intake should be increased - Iodine is essential for thyroid function, it’s found in many food products.
Stress – The stress hormone cortisol will be produced when we become stressed, therefore lowering the progesterone hormone, leading to hair loss.
- Support? The positive thing about stress related hair loss is that it’s reversible, this means that once you overcome the stress then after a while your hair will grow back.
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