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Successfully Fighting Postpartum Hair Loss

Jun 15, 2008
Whenever hair loss happens it is an ominous occurrence, for either gender at any age. You would likely be concerned about if it happens when were in your twenties; you would still very likely be concerned about it in your forties or even in your sixties.

Men are worried about hair loss just as women are. Losing your hair is not something one would wish for and it is actively fought by many with any possible efforts and resources.

Ways of Handling Postpartum Hair Loss

Among new mothers postpartum hair loss is common and considered normal. This typically occurs right after childbirth and will persist until the child begins to walk. Some of the symptoms of postpartum hair loss are pretty astounding; with abrupt occurrences of clumps of hair falling out when brushing or left on the pillow after an evenings sleep; yet you can still take comfort in the fact that this is a temporary hardship.

Factors Involved

Everyone realizes that there is a sudden surge in hormones in the blood when pregnancy happens. Many changes in the body are because of the sudden gain in the blood flow, such as augmented breast size (as the production of milk starts to flow the hormones increase), changes in the reaction to taste, smell and requirements for food, change of skin color and so on.

This is also the period when hair is affected, although the majority of the time this is not obvious. Hair as well, responding to the increased production of hormones has less growth and falls out less, ending up in a improved more luxurious crowning glory.

After Childbirth

Nevertheless, once the child is born, there is a reduction to the normal levels that are required. At this point the situation in the body returns to pre-pregnancy levels.

With this process, hair will begin to behave in the same way that it was prior to the pregnancy occurring, when it is not uncommon to have roughly 50 strands per day fall out. The instant that the hormones were reduced, the added hair that grew throughout the pregnancy as well as the normal fall out rate or hair (but didn't because of the pregnancy) starts falling.

The scalp will not have the capability to support all the additional hair even normally speaking, because the mothers quantity of nutrients is channeled in the milk for the child. Therefore, the end result is postpartum hair loss.

Nevertheless, there is nothing to concern yourself about for postpartum hair loss. Introduce into your diet a good quantity of green leafy type of vegetables (lettuce, spinach, etc.) which will provide added strength to the hair and assist in it's regeneration. Consult a physician prior to any major changes and begin taking vitamin supplements which would help in controlling further hair loss.
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Listen to Corbin Newlyn as he shares his insights as an expert author and an avid writer in the field of health. If you would like to learn more go to Hair Loss Shampoo advice and at Natural Hair Loss Remedy tips.
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