Are you losing patches of hair on your scalp?
Or is it just a general hair loss from all over your head?
Why is your hair falling out?
A simple reason like a vitamin deficiency or a more significant underlying health condition may cause hair loss.
Some common causes of hair loss:
- Stress-related hair loss
- Too much Vitamin A (vitamin A toxicity)
- Protein insufficiency
- Male pattern baldness
- Autoimmune related
- Anemia (iron deficiency)
- Over styling hair (hair extensions, bleaching)
Specific Foods for hair loss:
- Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo) ground seeds – antiandrogenic, zinc
- Pumpkinseed (oil)
- Flax (Linum usitatissimum) ground seeds
- Soy (Glycine max)
Suppose you are losing hair from your scalp in patches. In that case, chances are you are suffering from a specific condition known as “alopecia areata.” Alopecia areata is the autoimmune destruction of hair follicles on the scalp. Still, it can affect any hair-bearing skin area.
There seems to be a strong genetic predisposition to this condition. Evidence suggests that abnormality in the immune system damages the hair follicle further, leading to autoimmunity (meaning that the body attacks its immune system). In addition, this condition is usually associated with other skin conditions such as ulcerative colitis, thyroid disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. Alopecia areata generally affects ages 30-60, and it’s not a contagious condition.
The good news is that the condition is generally resolved within a year in most cases. Corticosteroid injections are a standard treatment for this condition.
Vitamins for hair loss (alopecia areata)
A 2016 study published in the International Journal of Dermatology found that patients with alopecia areata tend to have lower serum zinc levels. Another study conducted at Korea University College of Medicine found red ginseng to be an effective treatment for alopecia areata. People already receiving corticosteroid injections can use red ginseng as a complementary treatment.
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