The underlying cause and treatment options that work
Hair loss can be frustrating and embarrassing. Many individuals struggle with it, especially men. It can affect just your scalp or your entire body. Hair loss can be caused by hormonal changes, heredity, medications, or medical conditions. If you are struggling with hair loss, VitalLife offers hair restoration in Bangkok to help you have fuller hair.
Hair follicles are small holes in our skin where hair grows from. Hair grows from the bottom of the hair follicle. There are three different phases of the hair growth cycle. They include:
- Anagen or growth phase - This phase lasts three to seven years as the hair grows from the root.
- Catagen or transitional phase - The transitional phase lasts about two to three weeks. Hair growth slows down, and the follicle shrinks.
- Telogen or resting phase - The telogen phase can last from three to four months. Your old hair falls out and new hair grows from the same hair follicle during this time.
If hair follicles are damaged, they will stop producing hair. Certain conditions can also affect the growth cycle of hair follicles or cause them to completely stop producing hair.
Causes of Hair Loss
There are many causes of hair loss or lack of growth. Some of them include:
- Hormonal changes - After pregnancy and menopause, women’s hormones can become imbalanced, which can cause hair loss. As men age, their hormonal composition also changes, which can affect their hair growth and result in male pattern baldness.
- Thyroid disorders - Thyroid disorders are one of the most common hormone-related causes for hair loss. If a thyroid disorder is treated, it can reverse hair loss.
- Stress - Psychological or physical stress can result in hair loss for individuals. For example, childbirth causes enough stress for hair loss even several months after delivery. Mental stress can cause individuals to lose hair, as well.
- Medication - Chemotherapy is the most recognized cause for loss of hair. But thyroid medications, oral contraceptives, accutane and antidepressants can also cause hair loss.
- Nutritional deficiencies - This can also lead to hair loss. Iron and zinc deficiencies are the most common, but lack of vitamins D, B12, C, A, and biotin could also be to blame.
If you have struggled with hair loss and suspect any of these underlying causes, it might be time to visit VitalLife, your Bangkok hair loss clinic, to see if hair restoration is right for you.
It is recommended to take the following nutrient-rich foods to stimulate hair growth.
- Foods high in iron to strengthen hair, such as egg yolks (3 eggs a week) and dark green leafy vegetables like collards and spinach.
- Foods rich in zinc to prevent dandruff and hair breakage; high protein foods such as all types of meat, liver, milk, crab, shrimp, egg, oyster, grains including brown rice, sunflower seeds, sesame; and fruits like apples.
- Foods loaded with biotin (vitamin B 7 or vitamin H), to produce keratin as well as reduce hair loss and premature graying of hair. Biotin is found in liver, beef, white fish, brown rice, corn, wheat bran, eggs, and fermented milk.
- Foods packed with silica to nourish hair and the scalp, for healthy hair and decrease hair loss. These foods include goat pepper, pepper, potato, and cucumber.
- Foods providing high vitamin B, especially B3, B5, and B6, is particularly beneficial for hair nourishment. They are found in eggs, beans, wheat, and grains.
- Green and orange vegetables are rich in vitamin A and C. They are essential to nourish the hair and scalp as well as strengthen hair roots. These vegetables are broccoli, spinach, collards, morning glory, kale, carrot, and pumpkin.
VitalLife’s Treatment Options for Hair Restoration:
- Hormone screening and replacement
- Micronutrient screening
- Low Light Laser Therapy
Micronutrient and hormone screening with treatment options for nutritional deficiencies or hormone imbalances may be a first step to addressing underlying causes of your hair loss. Moreover, Low Light Laser Therapy is a device that can be purchased and applied at home. It gently works on the scalp providing energy to the hair follicle and increases oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicle encouraging growth.
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