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A Healthy Diet For Hair Loss — an article on the Smart Living Network
October 20, 2007 at 1:36 PMComments: 1 Faves: 0

A Healthy Diet For Hair Loss

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It's true: eating certain foods can prevent hair loss.

Hair loss, or balding, a large portion of the population, and most men aren't happy about it. Receding hair from the sides of the forehead is referred to as classic male pattern baldness. Other common ways of balding include a bald patch in the center of the head. Balding can spread to most or all of the head. The rate of balding varies from person to person. While it usually doesn't begin until age 25, it can begin as early as puberty. Stress, genetics and other factors can account for accelerated hair loss. Balding happens when one of the primary sex hormones, DHT, begins closing the width of the hair shaft in a process called follicular miniaturization. When the shaft becomes too narrow, no hair can grow. There are many radical procedures for preventing hair loss and men willing to try them. Surgery is painful and irritating, and often time-consuming as it involves several transplants of hair follicles. Prescription drugs often have negative side effects, including sexual dysfunction or scalp irritation. Some methods don't seem to work at all. However, there are a lot of simple things you can do to help prevent hair loss, like exercising. One of the biggest causes of balding prematurely is having too much stress in your life. Exercise naturally increases blood flow, makes you healthier over all, and decreases stress. It also decreases androgen production, which is a contributor to hair loss. Eating right helps. There are certain vitamins and minerals that, when taken in their proper amounts, can significantly help with keeping the hair you have while maintaining a happy, healthy scalp.

MINERALS

  • Calcium: Calcium is extremely important for a lot of your body's basic processes, including hair growth. Copper: Copper helps prevent hair loss. Zinc: A deficiency in zinc can hurt your hair! Sulfur: Sulfur is one of the things your hair is made of.

VITAMINS

  • A: Promotes healthy skin and hair.
  • E: Essential in the circulation in your scalp.
  • C: Promotes healthy skin and hair.
  • B6: Helps avoid hair loss.
  • B12: Helps avoid hair loss.
While many of these vitamins and mineral are readily available in the food we consume on a daily basis, some are not. And it's not always easy to get the maximum amount of vitamins possible in one meal. For that reason, supplements exist that contain many essential, hair-helping components.

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Sources:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hair-loss/DS00278/DSECTION=causes

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  • So I can help prevent my baldness by eating better. I figured there was nothing I could do in my everyday life to stop it. Reducing my stress can help my hair not fall out but i stress about my hair loss. So knowing eating better can help me not lose my hair will lower my stress.

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