Saterdag, 06 April 2013

How to deal with hair loss in women

Perhaps more than in case of men, hair loss (alopecia) in women is often experienced as a catastrophe, psychological trauma almost intolerable. In some women, hair loss is foreseeable. In fact, this phenomenon is also known as androgenetic alopecia is just as hereditary as eye color.

It begins in their 20s in 3 percent of women. Among the 40-49 years, nearly one in five women (17 percent) is facing a so-called hereditary baldness and, after 60 years, one in four women suffer from this condition. However, women have an advantage over men, as will always keep some of their hair, although it is more and more.

Despite the fact that sound is generally good health alopecia can be a sign of a serious health problem. There are several factors that have been associated with hair loss in women: the iron deficiency, stress, anemia, the condition of vital organs such as the liver, kidneys, thyroid, the condition of the scalp, menstrual and emotional problems and the lack of vitamins and minerals in the body.

A deficiency of vitamin B1, vitamin C, iron and lysine can also be reported through the hair loss. The antioxidant properties of vitamin C can help to keep your skin and hair healthy by stimulating the body’s metabolism and the conversion of carbohydrates and fats into energy. Also contributes to the generation of collagen that is common to the different types of human tissue. Vitamin C is present in good percentage in strawberries, citrus fruits, tomatoes, pineapple, potatoes, green peppers, and most dark green vegetables. The recommended daily amount of vitamin C is 60 milligrams, which is important for maintaining good health.

Vitamin B1 or thiamine is useful for generating proteins and makes hair healthier, add volume, shine and a good consistency. Other vitamins that help prevent alopecia in women are vitamin B and vitamin e. When hair loss becomes important, especially for unexplained reasons, it is better to consult a dermatologist. Can be a disorder of the thyroid (hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism), a minimum or pituitary races or something else. Sometimes, the ovaries and adrenal glands of women produce male hormones in large quantities. This production is accelerated during menopause and childbirth. The result could be scalp problems and, by extension, hair loss.

Alopecia can be avoided, at least in part. Experts recommend avoiding the excessive use of hats, hot showers or tight elastic bands on the hair. Others argue that the frequent use of gels and stains, even electric dryers, hair loss in women. Another habit that can contribute to hair loss in women is brushing her hair while it is wet. It is recommended to comb or brush until it is moist to avoid pulling out their hair. For your hair that you get tangled easily, use a leave-in conditioner and a wide-tooth comb, as will cause less damage.

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