Hair fall, thinning hair and greying hair are some of the worst concerns when it comes to hair. Our first reaction will probably be to head to the salon for instant fixes. But it takes time, understanding and effort for a long-lasting solution to our hair problems. A bit of time to self-care could yield great results. Which is why we need to take a good look at our overall health to understand why our hair is ageing faster than the rest of our body.
1. Manage gut health
Gut health and hair health seems far apart, but it actually relates to each other. If you have poor gut health, it also affects your hair. Even though you are eating well and have the best diet in the world, it won’t matter if your gut health is poor. Your body would not even be able to absorb the most important nutrients, micronutrients as well as vitamins that are required for your hair. Other than that, your gut also regulates hormones, and hormonal imbalance is also related to hair fall.
2. Drink vitamins
Want to have good hair? Then drink the necessary vitamins like vitamin D, vitamin B12, B complex, zinc and iron to maintain good quality hair. Most people check just iron but not the ferritin level in their bodies, but that is not the case. Both have to be good.
3. Check your thyroid
When you start losing hair, check out your thyroid levels first. Hypothyroidism leads to dry hair, frizzy hair and falling hair. While getting your thyroid checked, you could also watch out for your ATG (Anti-Thymocyte Globulin) and TPO (Thyroid peroxidase) because if these are high, it’s an autoimmune system which suggests alopecia.
4. Basic hormone test
Other than the chances of having alopecia, you might be having a hormonal imbalance. You also need to make sure that your levels of prolactin, estrogen, testosterone and progesterone are in line. Any hormonal imbalance may be the reason why your hair is falling out.
5. Check your diet
Yes, as we have said before that gut health is crucial to having healthy hair. But a healthy diet is also as important. Before even thinking about blood tests, check your diet. If your diet is not giving you the required vitamins and nutrients, it’s going to have a direct impact on your hair. Some people may notice that as soon as they corrected their diet and even managed to lose weight, their loss decreases. It’s important that while you lose weight you maintain the required amount of vitamins in your body which your hair needs.
6. Address the stress
Yes, stress can also make your hair shed. The key is what you are going to do about it, since many people have stress and can manage it. It has been proven scientifically and medically that stress causes hair to weaken. Which is why besides diet, hormone levels and gut health, you need to maintain your stress levels by addressing the root cause.
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