Most of people are really concerned about their hair as a very important aesthetic element – undoubtedly it is – far less for this as an indicator of health – that it is too – as long as it reveals the beginning of different types of alterations.
Although hair checking by oneself is complicated and hair loss is not always a symptom of suffering from any disease, the truth is that the hair loss, when it is not due to a change of season, a hormonal change, a period of stress or a genetic inheritance, it should be checked by a specialist as soon as possible.
Possible alterations that may be warning a hair fall
-Anemia: If we lose lots of hair when washing or combing it, we may be suffering from iron deficiency anemia. A mild desease that mostly affects women when they are on special diets or just before menstrual cycle.
-Diabetes: Alterations in blood sugar levels can cause skin and blood flow problems, being the scalp one of the most affected parts. When cases of diffuse alopecia occur, hair loss is especially visible.
-Thyroid: If we suffer from severe problems with thyroid function, we will see how our hair is thinned, weakened and falls in greater proportion than usual. Often there are also higher levels of dryness being the most pronounced falls in the frontal part.
-Lupus: Problems with the immune system such as those caused by lupus, in addition to having an effect on the different organ functioning, also affect hair follicles.
-Cancer: Besides the fall caused by the therapies, the disease also affects the hair growth.
-Intoxication: The use of different drugs or medications with strong components increase hair loss.
However, as we always remember, it is when we notice a visibly weakening of our hair, peeling, hair loss, alterations in the scalp or when we feel pain in the central or lateral area of our head then we should go to the specialist.
How to strengthen our hair
Many times, only a few changes in our diet can reverse mild processes of hair loss. This is due to different deficiencies that, when remedied, have a positive effect on capillary health.
It is particularly important not to neglect the intake of foods such as eggs, whole milk or fatty fish because of their presence of vitamin A, as well as fruit and orange colour vegetables for the same reason.
We should also eat foods such as citrus, strawberry, tomato or pepper as sources of vitamin C or nuts, algae, seeds and blue fish as sources of Omega 3.
Our diet will be well-balanced to get all the nutrients that our follicles need if we eat nuts, legumes and cereals (rich in vitamin V3 and V6), chicken (V8), beets, green leafy vegetables and yeast (folic acid) and seafood and meats with a significant amount of vitamin V12.