There is a saying “The hair is a women‘s crown” and based on this many women fret when they start to lose their hair even if it was a strain or two – what more to say when excessive hair loss in women occurs.
Although it seems unbelievable but yet it is true and profound with each year women are made to believe that there are possibilities of them losing their hair.
Stress can have a debilitating effect on the body. It can lead to insomnia, cause depression, raise cortisol levels and lead to weight gain. But it can also have an impact on hair. If you have an illness or a major surgery, hair has a tendency to fall out due to the stress. However, this type of hair loss is usually temporary.
The sudden loss of most, if not all, of your hair could be due to a condition called alopecia, which can be triggered by rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, thyroid disease and, some believe, stress and trauma. Some people have abnormalities in their immune systems that can lead to auto-immunity. In the case of alopecia, the immune system turns on the hair follicles and attacks them, causing hair to fall out. In some cases, the hair grows back and in other cases, it doesn’t.
If you are on a certain medication, it may cause you to experience hair loss. Medications for heart disease, high blood pressure, and depression are known for causing hair loss. Try to lead a healthy lifestyle, so you can avoid taking these medications. Eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and control your stress.
Prescription medications are used to treat symptoms of an existing problem. They may be effective, but they can also lead to other problems as well–such as hair loss. Some particular ones are blood thinners, chemotherapy drugs, antidepressants, gout medications and birth control pills.
It you are iron deficient (anemic), this can contribute to hair loss. You need adequate amounts of B vitamins in your system to nourish your hair, nails and skin. Biotin is a B vitamin, which helps prevent hair loss and thinning. Doctors recommend taking 3 mg a day, particularly if you aren’t getting enough B vitamins via your diet. Foods that contain B vitamins are mushrooms, Brewer’s yeast, salmon, carrots, egg yolks, legumes, sardines and cauliflower. Biotin is required in your system to form glucose and fatty acids, which produce energy.