FOOD FOR THOUGHT: FIGHTING HAIR LOSS

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For some men, waking up next to a tuft of hair in their pillow is tantamount to their worst nightmare, so I’ve got some tips to help keep your locks and prevent hair from falling out.
Although losing up to 100 hairs per day is common for everyone, it’s always worth identifying the root of the problem before getting to anxious. Hair thinning is a natural part of ageing and expect it to occur at a slow and steady rate, especially if it’s genetic in nature.
Sudden hair loss or uneven patches however, could be a sign of a problem such as a skin condition or physical stress. When you experience physical or mental trauma, the hair growth cycle is sent into shock mode and can temporarily throw more hair into the shedding phase. If you notice anything out of the ordinary though, it’s best to consult your doctor or a Registered Member of the Institute of Trichologists to identify the problem straight away.
In many non-genetic cases, hair loss is caused by poor overall health and/or an unbalanced diet. For example, consuming too little protein and iron-rich foods like meat and eggs can result in hair fall and may even make your fingernails fragile, too. Studies show that hair loss can also be caused by overeating foods that contain vitamin A, but growth usually returns once these levels are reduced.
One of the key factors for stronger and shinier hair is omega-3 – an essential fatty acid that boasts health-enhancing benefits. It can be easily sourced from fish oil supplements and a variety of fish dishes, including herring, salmon and mackerel, as well as nuts, seeds and avocados.
On average, two in three men experience hair thinning by the age of 60 – so it’s safe to say you’re not alone! Though topical products help many men, it’s imperative not to overlook the importance of maintaining a stable and nutritious diet.

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Manchester Hair Restoration Surgeon