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Temporary Hair Loss And Vitamin Deficiency.

May 15, 2008
We all need a diet rich in vitamins, minerals and trace elements to provide us with a balanced diet for good health.

For those whose hair lines are receding the search goes on to find the cure. What they might not understand is that in most cases, it is completely normal for hair to fall out. Permanent hair loss, or pattern baldness, occurs when genetics prevent new hair from growing sufficiently to replace the ones that fall out.

A syndrome known as Temporary hair loss is often a sign that there is something medically wrong with the sufferer. This may be caused by a vitamin deficiency. This is known as temporary hair loss, because genes did not predetermine the loss of hair. .

What Vitamins Prevent Hair Loss

Obviously the body requires a full complement of vitamins and minerals to maintain a healthy mop of hair. Hair loss could be caused by a vitamin deficiency in any of these nutrients. All one needs to do to reverse this temporary hair loss is following a proper diet!

For example, vitamin A promotes the healthy growth of both cells and tissue in various parts of the body, including the cells in the scalp and hair. A deficiency in vitamin A can lead to hair loss and dandruff, especially if the deficiency occurs for an extended period of time. We recommend that you get the vitamin A you need by consuming lots of leafy vegetables, colorful fruits, liver, eggs, and fish oil.

Another area where hair loss can be caused by a vitamin deficiency is when you are lacking in one or more of three B vitamins. These three B vitamins (more specifically folic acid, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12) are important to the creation of red blood cells and hemoglobin, which carries oxygen to various body tissues, including the hair cells. This vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss due to the reduced blood and oxygen supply to the hair. Vitamin B can be found in: chicken, fish, whole grains, beets, and orange juice.

Also being deficient in biotin could cause hair loss. Though deficiency in biotin is rare, it has been observed in some cases. Biotin is found in select foods, it is also produced in the intestines by good bacteria. Most people who eat a healthy diet would never experience hair loss as a result of deficiency in this vitamin. However, if this does occur, vitamin supplements can be taken.

What Else?

Other vitamins and minerals are also considered important to the growth and maintenance of hair. These vitamins and mineral include zinc, iron, vitamin C, and copper. If you do not receive an adequate amount of these vitamins, you should consider looking for supplements.

Is It Really Thatt Easy!

Many people are willing to go to great lengths to reverse their hair loss. For some, it's as easy as making some changes to their diet. Wouldn't it be great if everyone could simply change their eating habits to get the results they want to see?

With almost daily discoveries in modern medicine it is more than often the case that new medicines and treatments are appearing almost daily, therefore, it is not to hard to conceive that some of the hair loss treatments available today do actually work in stimulating re-growth of the hair follicles where once there was none. However, individuals may react differently to different treatments so it may require you to try various treatments before finding the one that works for you.
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