Stop Hair Loss
Stop hair loss
Hair loss does not just affect older men with receding hairlines. Indeed, menopausal women can also often be affected as well as people with certain diseases. The general rule: Hair loss can occur at any age. This can often be very stressful for those affected. The hair is after all one of our most striking features and it shapes how we are perceived by others.
Causes underlying hair loss
Often the hair falls out sooner than it should because something is wrong in the body. This means that a nutritional deficiency might make hair loss more likely.
The best studied is the relationship between hair loss and the trace element iron. The body in fact needs iron to make blood. In iron deficiency, blood supply is first restricted in less vital areas of the body – and these include the hair roots. If the hair roots then therefore less perfused, this will promote hair loss. Studies also showed that in people who take more iron can have fuller hair.
Also, a vitamin D deficiency is considered to be another possible cause of hair loss. Experiments on stem cells have shown that vitamin D promotes the production of certain receptors in hair roots that might stimulate hair growth. It still needs to be shown in clinical studies how vitamin D and hair loss are actually related.
For a long time, it was said that the male sex hormone testosterone was also related to hair loss. But more recently researchers have been looking at another hormone: Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is a derivative of testosterone to which some hair roots react sensitively. The relationships are still being studied, but it is easy to see how an excess of testosterone might lead to more DHT and therefore possibly more hair loss.
A common cause of hair loss is androgenetic alopecia. This is associated with an oestrogen deficiency and as reaction to increased androgen levels. Although this form of hair loss is common in menopausal women, it also occurs in men.
Stop hair loss
If you want to stop premature hair loss, it may be a good idea to determine the root causes first – an approach which can decisively determine the countermeasures that may be useful. One way to get to the bottom of nutrient deficiencies or hormonal changes is to use cerascreen®'s self-tests. A specialist laboratory tests a blood or saliva sample taken from the comfort of your home. You will then receive a results report, which will classify the measured values and provide you with recommendations for action. In this way you can start balancing your nutritional and hormonal levels - and in so doing possibly stop hair loss.