Hormonal changes are one of the most common causes of female hair loss. Excess shedding can be triggered by pregnancy, the menopause, thyroid imbalances, PCOS and certain other conditions, or by stress. In this blog, we take a look at how dietary changes can help to fight back against hormonal hair problems.
Why Do Hormonal Changes Cause Hair Loss?
Hormones are substances produced by the body to regulate all of its different systems and processes. Some examples are the male sex hormone testosterone, the female sex hormone oestrogen, and cortisol, which is produced at higher levels when we are under stress. When a person’s hormones are out of balance, it can affect hair growth and/or cause excessive hair fall.
Foods That Fight Hormonal Hair Loss
There is no single food that will end hormone-related hair loss. However, following a balanced diet can be beneficial in helping to prevent further hair fall and encourage healthy growth. Choose protein-rich foods such as fish, meat, eggs and lentils, and include plenty of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats such as coconut and olive oil. Other nutrients that are helpful for those experiencing hormonal hair loss are zinc, biotin, silica and calcium.
Treating Female Hair Loss
Although making dietary changes can be beneficial for those who are experiencing hormone-related hair loss, it shouldn’t be the only step taken. Conditions such as hypothyroidism cannot be cured by diet alone. If left untreated, not only will hair loss continue, but the hormone imbalance could have a major impact on sufferer’s overall health.
In addition to getting a professional diagnosis and treatment of the underlying hormonal condition, regrowth can also be stimulated with hair restoration treatments. Vinci Hair Clinics are specialists in treating all types of hair loss and have a variety of solutions that can help. They offer PRP Therapy and Mesotherapy, as well as LLLT treatment with their state of the art Laser Cap. They also offer their own nutritional complex, Vitruvian Line, which has been developed especially to support hair growth. It is a perfect option for anyone who is concerned that their diet needs a boost, as it provides all the vitamins and minerals in just one capsule each day.