Iron deficiency may be one cause of hair loss

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Iron Deficiency And Hair Loss

Hair loss can come from a number of factors. A lot of people think of Alopecia and over-processed hair, but that's not always the case. People began to use all these balms and essential oils to try and solve the hair loss problem. That's not a bad thing, but if the cause is internally, then the ointments are not really solving the initial problem. If you are experiencing hair loss and the ointments and protein treatments are not working, you may want to see a doctor. Make sure to check for any health problems and vitamin deficiencies; such as a lack of iron, biotin, and Vitamin A that can be contributing to the loss of your beautiful hair.

Survival Mode

If the body experiences high levels of stress or lack of the right nutrition it will trigger survival mode. This means it will save nutrients for vital organs (heart, lungs, liver, etc.)  instead of, using it for the hair, nail, and skin. This leaves the hair malnourished. This can cause the follicles to die causing hair loss. 

Effects Of A Lack Of Iron

Even if you think your eating habits are great, recheck it, because you may be lacking just a few vitamins

According to Healthline,
"Research suggests that as many as 80 percent of people in the world don’t have enough iron in their bodies. It also suggests that as many as 30 percent of people have anemia due to prolonged iron deficiency."

Lack of iron effects a lot of women, especially in childbearing age. It is called iron deficiency Anemia. Research shows that "If you do not have enough iron, your body makes fewer and smaller red blood cells. Then your body has less hemoglobin, and you cannot get enough oxygen." As we all know oxygen is important to live.

Iron Deficiency Anemia Symptoms

  • pale skin 
  • fatigue 
  • headaches 
  • irritability 
  • cold hands and feet
  • brittle nails
  • poor appetite 
  • and weakness


Some Foods Rich In Iron

  • Red meats
  • Beans 
  • Seafood
  • Broccoli
  • Liver
  • Some fortified cereals

fortified cereals
Fortified cereals are rich in iron

Sometimes people take iron and don't have enough vitamin C to absorb the iron. So if you are experiencing hair loss; and the oils and protein don't work, you may need to see a doctor.

Find out if there are any vitamin deficiencies or illnesses that need to be taken care of. Keep your body properly nourished, so it won't have to go into survival mode. Always use the best hair care tips for your hair. Be safe with your body & hair !!

Have a wonderful day!😎

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