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Three Reasons Why You’re Losing Hair, And 8 Foods To Help Get It Back!


Do you have very bad hair? There are many issues which can link general health and hair condition. One of the best ways to tell a person’s health condition is by looking at their hair.
Men are usually more susceptible to losing hair, mainly because of their sparseness, but hair loss and baldness is equally present in women, and equally hurting. You can trust me as I’ve dealt with this, and the issues varied from vitamin loss to more serious and unpredictable health conditions.

If this is happening to you the most important thing is not to panic, because there are many ways to treat male or female baldness, and the treatment relies on the reason. What follows is a list of reasons for losing your hair:

Causes of hair loss
  • Pregnancy; it is more common after the baby is delivered rather then while you’re carrying it. The reason for the loss of hair during pregnancy is because giving birth is very stressful and traumatic to the body, so the hormones are fluctuating at a higher rate, which leads to hair loss. The upside of this is that you can expect to gain your hair back in a few months.

Physical stress
  • Physical trauma such as surgery, serious illness or a difficult case of flu can cause your hair to fall out. This is because of the hair growth cycle: growth phase, rest phase and shedding phase. When a stressful event as the aforementioned happen, it makes the hair skip the cycle and go directly to the shedding phase. The loss of hair is visible 3 to 6 months after the injury, but the good news is that it can regrow after recovery.

Enthusiastic stress
You’re more inclined to deal with hair loss from emotional anxiety rather than the physical one, but it does happen. It is currently not known if getting rid of stress can help your hair grow back, but it can’t hurt. Fight with the tension, and stock up on some anxiety killers which can be seen below.

Stress killer foods and tactics
One of the main things that can help stress related hair loss is a healthy diet, which can strengthen the immune system and lower the blood pressure. Food can fight stress in many ways, for example a bowl of oatmeal can boost serotonin, a calming chemical for the brain.

Complex carbs
  • Spinach (and green, leafy vegetables)
  • Non-GMO soy
  • Fatty fish (salmon, tuna)
  • Black tea
  • Nuts and seeds (pistachios, walnuts, almonds)
  • Avocado

Foods rich in vitamin C
Overdose of vitamin A can cause hair loss, so it’s better to avoid foods rich in it.

Male pattern baldness/heredity
Male pattern baldness causes 2 of 3 men to lose their hair by the age of 60. This type of loss of hair can also be attributed to sex hormones and genes.

Female hormones
Just like pregnancy can cause loss of hair, so can birth control pills.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (POS)
The POS is an imbalance in the male and female sex hormones. To counter it, we’ll give you some tips for balancing the hormones. Eating a variety of foods in fatty acids (short, medium or long ones) is most important to keep your hormones in check.

Exercises
  • Avoid chronic cardio
  • Get more sleep
  • Limit the intake of caffeine
  • Heal leaky gut
  • Go off birth control pills
  • Over-the-counter and prescription drugs

Anemia
  • Vitamin B deficiency
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Autoimmune related hair loss
  • Lupus
  • Over styling of the hair

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