Hair Loss due to Iron Deficiency

Hair loss is not a rare occasion. However, it has especially become frequent in non-menopausal women from 35 to 50 due to iron deficiency according to some clinical studies.

Remarkable, that iron deficiency is rather rare when it comes to men. But women, especially from the following three categories:

•    joggers,
•    pregnant women,
•    women after labour

are the most predisposed to it. Moreover, anemia means that you are most likely to lose your hair and therefore if you have been diagnosed prepare yourself to it.

Iron deficiency can be evoked by blood loss, or body’s lack of iron absorption, or it can be decreased iron intake. In case it is blood loss, this may have happened due to the digestive tract bleeding resulting from ulcer or gastritis; or bleeding during pregnancy. A lot of blood is lost during menstruation period. Severe injury can also lead to iron deficiency.

Ferritin is responsible for iron storage in the body. It is a protein and its level (the amount of it in the organism) is directly proportional to the iron that is stored in your body. Therefore it is a batter way to detect the levels of iron by a ferritin test by than by blood test. Long term body iron status will be more accurate with this test.

Iron deficiency induced hair loss can be treated with the alternations in the diet plans and adding more foods rich in iron and vitamins in general. Such foods are red meat, dried fruit, broccoli, raisins, clams, oysters, and spinach. Moreover, one can take iron supplement pills and the amino acid l-lysine.

Also, it is recommended to refrain from tea at least for an hour after eating. Tea contains tannin which can influence the absorption of iron. besides, hair loss can also be helped by drinking up 8-ounce glasses of water every day. we all know how important water is for our organism as it transports vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other nutrients and therefore make sure that you are well-hydrated. And you will see how your hair feels better.

If your hair loss is excessive and all these methods do not work, consult a dermatologist to find out that is the problem, perhaps, it is nor iron what your hair needs.

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