January 16, 2018 2 min read

As we grow older, there can be many reasons why our hair falls out. Some may be more serious than others, in this article we will look at four causes of hair loss in women.

  1. Diet – Having an unhealthy diet can lead to hair loss. A bad diet can deprive your body with vital nutrients; therefore hair shafts are weakened, causing breakage and slowing hair regrowth. To help improve the health of your hair, make sure you’re providing your body with the vital nutrients it needs.  
    1. Water –Increasing your fluid intake can improve the health of your hair.
    2. Avoid low-fat diets
    3. Lose your weight slowly
    4. Detox before losing weight –Toxins in fat cells are released during weight loss, this can have an impact on hair loss.  
  2. Underactive Thyroid –The first real symptom of a thyroid issue is in fact hair loss. The loss is diffuse and involves the entire scalp rather than discrete areas. The hair appears uniformly sparse.
    1. See your GP –Your GP will be able to give you the proper treatment for your thyroid problem and therefore can help with your hair loss.
    2. Increase your iodine Intake - Iodine is essential for thyroid function, it’s found in many food products.
  3. Stress –When our body is stressed, adrenal glands produce the stress hormone cortisol. Due to this hormone, women’s hormone progesterone is lowered, leading to an impact in hair loss.
    1. What helps?Stress related hair loss is reversible; however the improvement will take at least four months due to the hair cycle. The main objective is to boost the feel-good endorphins.
  4. Impact of Iron –Hair loss can be one sign that you are suffering from an iron-deficiency - other symptoms includes no energy, pale skin and palpitations.
    1. Causes –Some of the causes in women include, heavy periods or an inability to absorb iron efficiently.
    2. Check with your GP – They will be able to give you the right advice for your anaemia.

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