The hair usually falls more in the changes of season. However, if you observe that it happens throughout the year, it may be due to nutritional deficiencies in your diet
Hair loss: causes and solutions
is a matter that worries both men and women. Hair loss includes problems ranging from mild hair loss to baldness.
The term “anti-hair shampoo” does not stop being a commercial claim. They have no proven effect on hair loss, brands play with the feelings of people suffering from this problem.
If nothing has worked against hair loss , sometimes accept that our hair falls out and not worry so much about this fact, it improves our condition because we cause it or we get worse due to the stress of the situation.
Poor or deficient diet can lead us to lose more than 100 hair daily.
CAUSES OF HAIR LOSS
The hair loss may be due to different reasons ; physical stress, a prolonged illness, a major surgery, a serious infection, a hormonal change, side effects of medications, a medical illness such as lupus, syphilis, a thyroid disease, a serious nutritional problem, alopecia areata, traumatic , etc…
Even some people have a rare psychiatric disorder (trichotillomania) in which they tear their hair or compulsively twist it causing patches of baldness.
There is also baldness due to hereditary patterns or androgenic alopecia.
The cause of hair loss will be diagnosed based on your medical history, the medications you take, the state of nutrition, hairdressing habits and a physical examination.
If your doctor suspects a fungal infection of the scalp, he or she will take a hair sample for a laboratory test.
If your doctor suspects it could be an illness or a thyroid problem, iron deficiency or hormonal imbalance, blood tests will probably be needed.
SOLUTIONS BEFORE HAIR LOSS
In case of androgenic alopecia, ie common baldness, the only treatments with proven efficacy to stop the loss are: minoxidil 5% (lotion) and finasteride (oral treatment), although the second is not recommended for women, and its use its permanent.
Another option to recover the hair is the hair transplant . The technique involves removing hair from the back of the head and grafting it in areas where it is scarce. But not all are candidates, because it is necessary that there is enough hair in the supplier area to cover the scarce area, and the hair takes to leave between eight months and a year.
Other hair loss aids
Wash your hair frequently.
In cases of oily hair , frequent washing is also recommended, to reduce sebum on the surface of the scalp.
In cases of dandruff and grease, when the hair is washed frequently, it is advisable to alternate a shampoo of treatment with another shampoo of frequent use. With the two shampoos you have to make 2 soap. To the second, it is necessary to leave the foam of 2 to 3 minutes, without rubbing. The comb should be wide and separate teeth. Metal brushes should be avoided.
Properly protect the hair from the sun especially in summer which is the time of year when we most punish the scalp.
Take Biotin; biotin is found in large quantities in brewer’s yeast, liver fillets and eggs (as long as they are cooked, because if the egg is raw our body does not absorb biotin).
Taking iron is found in meat, fish and eggs and in foods of non-animal origin, such as lentils and spinach, but in this case it is an iron that is poorly absorbed. To absorb this iron you have to take a lot of vitamin C.
The normal thing is that they fall between 40 and 100 hairs a day. If you take a balanced diet and you drop hair above these amounts, get a blood test and visit your dermatologist.
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