1. Reduce Stress and Anxiety
Both conditions are known to impact hair loss though each may not be a direct link to hair loss. Reducing stress is one way to help improve the bodies ability to grow hair. Anxiety is a more urgent case, and people with anxiety should seek out help from a doctor or counselor to help control anxiety. Both stress and anxiety are treatable conditions. Science does not fully understand the role that stress plays within the human body. Mostly because stress does not leave a physical mark, and it acts through other bodily systems to create dangerous conditions that can lead to death. For most of us, we simply need to remove the stressful situations from our lives, which is not always an easy chore.
2. Nutrition and Diet
We are what we eat, and when we do not eat a balanced diet our body is robbed of the nutrients that it needs to keep everything running. For hair loss, diet and nutrition play a huge role. Hair is made up of proteins such as Keratin. A lack of keratin causes hair to become dry, brittle, and thin. Thin hair easily falls from the follicle adding to hair loss problems. To add more keratin to your diet enjoy more servings of beans, eggs, and green leafy veggies like chard and kale.
3. Amino Acids
Every protein our body forms from amino acids. There are nine essential amino acids that our bodies do not make naturally. That means we need to obtain them by eating foods. Keratin requires cysteine, arginine, lysine, and methionine, which are all amino acids. Both methionine and lysine are essential amino acids. Foods that have a high level of lysine are white meat fowl and white meat fish. Foods that are high in methionine include eggs, fish, and seeds. Eating more of these foods can help boost the amino acid levels required to make quality keratin.
4. Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids have a lot of positive impact on the body and the body’s systems. When it comes to hair loss, Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation, and that is key for hair production. Little capillaries feed nutrients to the hair follicle, and that allows the follicle to remain healthy enough also to produce hair. Salmon is a good food source for Omega-3 fatty acids, but it takes a lot of salmon to dose up enough to make a difference. Supplements like Omega 3 are an easier way to boost Omega-3 fatty acid levels too.
5. DHT and Anabolic Steroids
DHT or Dihydrotestosterone is a naturally occurring male hormone that has an effect on hair loss. Typically, this involves male pattern baldness, which is also something women can suffer from too. If you have unexplained hair loss, a good first step is to start with a blood test to see what your hormone levels are. DHT is thought to decrease the duration of the growth phase of the hair follicle. Hair follicles naturally turn on and off, but sometimes they turn off and do not turn back on again. That problem is thought to be an association with anabolic steroids. If you are taking over the counter medications, or a prescription steroid, then check with your doctor about other options.
Of these five causes of hair loss, which are more likely to touch your life?
We have control over most of these, such as diet and nutrition, and even stress. Could your hair loss be something that you can control by changing your diet and adding quality supplements? We owe it to ourselves to reduce stress, eat better and exercise more to gain better health. Why not consider pairing a lifestyle change with the chance to gain health and stop hair loss?
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