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Posted on 04-10-2018
So much of what is happening outside of our body reflects what is going on inside of our body. From skin problems to weight gain or loss, your body is trying to communicate something to you. Depending on the severity of the problem, when it comes to our physical appearance, our confidence can really be shattered when we don’t feel attractive. Often, we want to quickly find out what the root cause is to either prevent further issues or to reverse what is happening.
This can especially be said about hair loss, or alopecia.
Many people view hair loss as a male problem, but both men and women experience hair loss- nearly 40 percent of women suffer from alopecia. Overall, as society’s general health continues to decline at an alarming rate, hair loss it is starting to become more prevalent too- indicating that hair’s growth cycle is connected to our physical health. Studies are finding metabolic imbalances and nutrition are culprits to this growing issue.
Hormones are the most common causes of hair loss- male and female pattern baldness are usually the most usual diagnosis. These are both linked to an imbalance in androgen levels. In men, when testosterone is high, balding occurs. In women, when estrogen decreases, hair loss occurs. Another factor to hair loss is stress, physiological and emotional. The hormone cortisol increases inflammation and prevents proper production of important cells needed for hair growth. Every parent has been known to have said the phrase “You’re making my hair fall out!” once or twice to their kids. If they are stressed, this could be the case!
Lastly, nutrition plays a major role in hair loss. Proper amino acids like cysteine and methionine, L-lysine and Histidine in the diet are important for hair growth and prevention of hair loss. Protein deficiency leaves the hair fragile, brittle, and limp. Diets high in sugar and carbohydrates can also increase hair loss. Most of the time, alopecia is just one sign of a much deeper issue going on in the body.
If you are experiencing significant hair loss and are concerned, don’t hesitate to ask our office for more information on how we can prevent your symptoms from getting worse. We want to help you find out what your body is trying to tell you. We want to discover the root cause of your issue so you don’t experience any more problems down the road.
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