Medics recommend that when hair loss occurs, the first thing to do is to get tested for vitamins in the body.
This is not an accident!
To the sudden loss of hair, as a rule, there is a reason that lies in the state of health of the person. Sometimes the hair loss is caused by stress, sometimes it is caused by a sudden change in diet. This effect is especially noticeable for citizens who have decided to become vegetarians overnight. As a result, their body lacks important vitamins and micronutrients and ceases to cope with its responsibilities. To minimize the cost of maintaining a normal state, it gets rid of “extra”. Sometimes it is the hair.
This version is supported by many nutritionists and trichologists.
There is a disease – no hair.
Olga Kovalenko, a dietician, has called iron deficiency anemia one of the most frequent causes of hair loss. As is known, this condition may be caused by pre-existing chronic diseases (especially autoimmune and endocrine diseases). This includes problems with the gastrointestinal tract or an unbalanced diet. Vegetarians are particularly at risk, according to Kovalenko.
Another factor influencing the state of hair is the presence of an inflammatory process in the body.
However, whatever you suspect is the cause of your ailment, the doctor recommends you not to engage in self-treatment and seek help from specialists.
Take a blood test
First of all, the nutritionist advises taking a test for vitamins and trace elements.
- In the case of hair loss, the first thing to check the state of vitamins B12 and B9, ferritin, hemoglobin, transferin, serum iron, and total protein. Often attention is paid only to one of these indicators – hemoglobin, which does not reveal the whole picture of deficiencies and does not indicate the degree of iron deficiency anemia, – said the expert.
It is equally important to monitor whether the body has enough zinc. This trace element is important for the normal functioning of sebaceous glands, strengthening hair follicles.
It is also important to check the presence of vitamin D, which actively stimulates hair follicles.
In addition to the doctor-prescribed treatment, it is also necessary to help the body to restore hair growth and its competent behavior: establish a healthy sleep, give up alcohol and smoking, eat well, try not to be nervous.
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