There are many reasons that people may start to lose hair. It can be due to heredity factors or due to illness. Although you can’t always stop your hair from thinning, you can manage your lifestyle in a way that will prevent you from suffering hair loss due to poor health.
Though you can’t change your genetics, there are things you can change about how you live that may be contributing to your thinning hair, balding or hair loss. If you are suffering from a medical condition that results in hair loss, the effects can usually be remedied once your medical hair loss treatment is complete. The Hair Loss Recovery Program has put together some suggestions to help you stop your hair loss or slow your balding.
Practice Good Nutrition
A poor diet can affect your body in many ways, including causing you to shed hair. When your body isn’t getting the right amount of vitamins or proteins, your hair and skin will suffer. Junk food and crash diets both have an equally negative effect which can lead to hair loss due to vitamin deficiency.
You should make a point to eat a balanced blend of vegetables, fruit, proteins and dairy products on a daily basis. Even if you are on a diet, make sure you are getting at least the minimum amount on a daily basis to meet the nutritional needs of your body.
Maintain Your Health
There are several health issues that can lead to hair loss or hair thinning, such as infections, chronic stress, or thyroid imbalances. To help slow or prevent health-related hair loss you can follow a few of these suggestions:
- Manage stress levels by following mind soothing techniques to help you relax your mind and body.
- For thyroid issues, speak with your doctor about a treatment plan to help manage your condition.
- Ringworm and other fungal infections can affect the scalp and cause hair thinning and hair loss.
- If you have lupus, diabetes or other diseases that affect your hair, make sure you maintain control over them with proper treatment.
Pamper Your Hair
Many habits that people may not even realize can result in dry, damaged, and brittle hair. Using heat excessively, harsh chemicals like hair dyes or perms, or even too much brushing can lead to hair thinning. Avoid harsh products and use a gentle touch when taking care of your hair if you want it to thrive.
Get Medical Attention
If you have suffered from an extreme emotional or physical trauma, or if you are dealing with hormonal changes caused by childbirth, there isn’t much you can do to prevent hair loss until your body reasserts its natural rhythms. Postpartum hair loss tends to fix itself after a year, and most traumatic incidents also will pass through your system in about the same time frame. Once your body is back to normal, your hair should follow close behind.
If you notice hair thinning or hair loss without any of the above causes, schedule a visit with your general practitioner to see if there may be an underlying medical condition that is causing your hair troubles.
How We Can Help
The Hair Loss Recovery Program is always here to help when you have questions regarding hair loss, hair thinning, or balding. Give one of our knowledgeable hair specialists a call at (416) 439-4247 to find out more about our treatment options or how we can help.