Did you know the average person loses as many as 100 strands of hair per day? Although it is normal for your hair to fall out, there may come a time when the loss is more than it should be. Often, there is an underlying cause to the problem, such as illness, stress, or hormonal changes. Among the leading cause of sudden onset hair loss is due to a vitamin deficiency. Simple changes to your diet can reverse the problem. When that is not enough, you may need hair loss restoration.
Nutrition and Your Hair
Your diet plays a significant role healthy, thick hair. There are various nutritional issues that may cause changes in your hair’s growth and appearance.
- Too Few Calories
Your body relies on a set number of calories from a constant source daily. If you have recently cut your calorie intake to lose weight, it could have adverse results for your hair. A sudden change causes less blood and nutrients to flow to your scalp, which can cause an increase in shedding.
- Inadequate Protein
Protein is considered the building blocks of your body. Protein and amino acids are necessary for strong, healthy hair. Your hair is mostly made of keratin, which is a type of protein. If your diet lacks protein-rich food sources, your hair will not have the balance it needs to grow correctly.
- Vitamin Deficiencies
Your hair and scalp need a variety of vitamins, including vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, and vitamin E. The vitamins and antioxidants help to prevent damage to the hair follicles. If you are not receiving adequate amounts of any of these vitamins, it can lead to alopecia, which is a form of hair loss.
- Low Iron
The iron in your blood helps your red blood cells carry oxygen throughout your body. If you do not have enough iron, your blood is not as oxygen-rich as it should be. This can result in slow hair growth or an increase in shedding.
- Lacking Biotin
Biotin is linked to keratin production, which is what your hair is made of. If you are not getting enough biotin, it can cause thinning hair.
Treat Your Hair Loss Today
Often, changes to your diet are enough to reverse hair loss. If the problem is not due to a nutritional deficiency, there may be a large underlying issue. To reverse the effects, you may need hair restoration. NeoGraft is a minimally invasive solution to give you lasting, natural-looking results. You can restore your confidence with thick hair using a patient-preferred treatment.
About Dr. Irvin Wiesman
Dr. Irvin Wiesman is among Chicago’s leading hair loss specialists. As a board-certified plastic surgeon and an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, he provides the skills and experience you need to treat your hair loss. Dr. Wiesman offers NeoGraft to treat hair loss in both men and women. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.