Nutritional deficiencies and hair loss
Are you struggling to maintain strong, healthy-looking hair? Well, you should realize that hair growth has a great deal to do with diet. The growth of hair is a multifaceted metabolic process necessitating manifold nutrients, vitamins and enzymes. Do you have a nutritional deficiency? Then you might experience hair loss and your hair won’t be able to grow to its full potential.
So, what nutritional deficiencies cause hair loss?
It is significant to know which deficiencies cause poor hair growth. Here is a list of the top vitamins and minerals, the deficiency of which may affect healthy hair growth.
- Vitamin C Deficiency Hair Loss
Vitamin C is an influential antioxidant and integral vitamin to the immune system. A deficiency in this vitamin might contribute to hair loss or brittle, weak hair. Vitamin C is essential for the development and repair of all tissues throughout your body. It helps with the production of collagen, a vital protein to make strong hair. Vitamin C deficiency causes dry, breaking hair and rough skin. Vitamin C helps support hair growth by supporting collagen production and the absorption of nonheme iron3 (iron from plant sources). Good sources of vitamin C comprise dark leafy greens, green and red bell peppers, potatoes, broccoli, brussels sprouts, spinach and citrus fruits.
- B-Complex Vitamin Deficiency Hair Loss
B-complex deficiency might cause hair loss and weak, brittle hair. B vitamins, mainly biotin (B7), support hair growth by strengthening the keratin structure of the hair shaft, the part of the hair structure that is visible. Hair loss is a sign of biotin deficiency. Dairy products, eggs, nuts and meat comprise big quantities of biotin.
- Vitamin D Deficiency Hair Loss
Research shows that vitamin D has significant roles in hair growth. (Source: Science Direct) Vitamin D plays an important role in maintaining immune health. Your immune system can sometimes attack the body’s own hair follicles, causing poor growth and hair loss. Some of these autoimmune conditions comprise alopecia areata and alopecia totalis. Good sources of vitamin D are beef liver, salmon and eggs. Most of the vitamin D in the diet comes from fortified foods, including milk and breakfast cereals.
- Magnesium Deficiency Hair Loss
Magnesium is essential for the division, growth and function of cells. Magnesium contributes to over 300 biochemical reactions in the body including growth of hair. Due to its role in metabolism and metabolic reactions having ample magnesium, it supports hair growth. Low magnesium might contribute to hair loss or weakening; particularly in women going through menopause. Signs of magnesium deficiency comprise nausea, weakness, uneven heart rhythms, muscle contractions and hair loss.
- Zinc Deficiency Hair Loss
Zinc deficiency can cause hair loss. Having sufficient zinc supports cellular replication and the hair growth. Studies propose that those experiencing some forms of hair loss have low zinc levels. (Source: NCBI)
- Copper Deficiency Hair Loss
Low copper levels might prevent proper creation of red blood cells, preventing a supply of nutrients to hair cells. Copper is vital to the production of melanin, the compound responsible for providing hair with the color. So, a copper deficiency might potentially contribute to premature greying hair.
Hair fall treatment in homeopathy
Homeopathy remedies are selected and customized for you based on your case history. Homeopathy efficiently treats the fundamental cause of hair loss. This helps in hair fall control. Homeopathy forms the main line of hair fall treatment. It can be supplemented with various other treatment options listed below for further enhancement.
- Hair Vitalizing Treatment (HVT)
HVT is a US-FDA approved hair fall therapy. It reduces hair breakage. In this hair fall treatment, a low-level laser helmet is placed on the scalp for a period of 20 minutes. You can see results in 5 weeks. It has a success rate of 90% (as authenticated by the US-based agency American Quality Assessors (AQA)).
- STM Cell Treatment
This South Korean innovation to grow your hair naturally, repairs hair tissue. This method triggers hair growth with negligible or no pain. This procedure takes 60 minutes once a week. You can see results in 6 weeks. It has a success rate of 88% (as authenticated by the AQA).
- GroHAIR Treatment
This French technology is grounded on a Nobel Prize winning innovation. This is India’s first non-invasive hair fall treatment. This treatment strengthens the hair’s keratin tissue. It brings the amino acids and vitamins essential for hair growth up to the hair root. This procedure takes 30 minutes once a week. This hair fall treatment is convenient and you can observe results in 5 weeks. It has a success rate of 77% (as authenticated by the AQA).
Being focused on patient care and well-being, patients are at the core of everything that the Dr Batra’s™ hair specialists do. And that’s why they have been able to achieve a patient satisfaction rate of 96.6% (as authenticated by the AQA). If you’re concerned about your hair, visit your nearest hair clinic and talk to a homeopathic doctor. Depending on the cause of hair fall, he/she will be able to recommend medication for hair loss.