Iron Deficiency And Hair Loss

Iron Deficiency And Hair Loss

Iron deficiency is the one of the common causes of hair loss in non-menopausal women, ages 35 to 50 years old. Iron deficiency can trigger a condition called telogen effluvium, where there is increased amounts hair loss in just a short period. This is common after giving birth.

The good news is that this type of hair loss is only temporary. Although almost half of women can suffer from telogen effluvium, this is usually resolved once iron levels and hormone levels go back to normal.

In iron deficiency, hair loss is continuous because your body’s iron stores are low or depleted. As we all know, our blood — especially the red blood cells — need iron to carry oxygen throughout our body. Less iron means less oxygenation. Of course, our hair needs oxygen – lot’s of it, because our hair cells are rapidly multiplying and constantly growing. Decreased oxygen levels will definitely lead to hair loss.

Consult your doctor to know what caused your iron deficiency. The usual causes are menstruation, insufficient iron intake, intestinal bleeding, or inability of the body to absorb iron.

To reverse the effects of iron deficiency , it is important to take iron-rich foods like red meat, fish, poultry, green leafy vegetables, tofu, chickpeas, black-eyed peas, iron enriched bread, and iron enriched breakfast cereals.

In a few months time, when your iron levels are replenished you will feel much better, and so will your hair. You will notice that your hair is slowly getting thick and hair loss or hair fall is decreasing to just a few strands a day which is normal.

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