Iron Deficiency and Hair Loss – How can you Prevent it


It is normal to lose up to 100 strands of hair daily as 2-3% of our hairs are always in the shedding phase, where the new hair replaces the older one. However, if you are shedding more than usual, it is a possibility that you are suffering from a hair loss condition.

Most commonly, baldness and hair loss is associated with age, however, there are many other things that can induce hair loss and baldness, even in the teen ages. While genetics, hormonal imbalance and other underlying are the primary culprits, nutritional deficiency can also play a major role in causing hair loss equally in men and women. One nutritional deficiency that is mostly responsible for hair loss is iron deficiency.

Recent studies revealed that iron has much to do with hair growth and the deficiency can shrink the production of hair follicles. While there exist some iron supplements to overcome the iron deficit in the body, getting it through the diet is the best way to prevent hair loss and hair thinning.

The lower level of iron in the blood can also enhance the ongoing hair loss condition. It prevents the blood from carrying oxygen to the different parts of the body, which may induce several irregularities including hair loss.

Symptoms of iron deficiency

Here are some signs and symptoms of a person who is iron deficient.

Feels Exhausted

The primary symptom of an iron-deficient person is that he feels exhausted most of the times for no significant reasons. It is not the easiest symptom to detect as most of the people might think that their exhaustion id due to the routine activities. If you feel exhausted and low energy so often, then you need to consult a doctor as the iron definiteness can trigger many irregularities including hair loss.

Looks pale

One can determine the iron deficiency of a person by just looking at his or her complexion. Hemoglobin adds the color red to your blood, which gives your skin that reddish look. If you look pale, there is a possibility that you are suffering from iron deficiency, about which you need to do something.

Gets short of breath easily

If a person gets short of breath easily, even after walking for a few minutes, it is a possibility that he or she is suffering from iron deficiency.

When you have lower the levels of oxygen in your blood, you often get out of breath, even by doing an easy task. The hemoglobin is responsible for the blood’s ability to carry oxygen to different parts of the body, the lower the production of hemoglobin in the blood, the lower the amount of oxygen every oxygen receives. Since iron is required for the production of hemoglobin, its deficiency may lead your body to several irregularities.

Preventing Hair loss due to iron deficiency

If you are losing clumps of strands for no apparent reason and the condition is accompanied by the above symptoms, it is obvious that you are losing your hair due to iron deficiency.

When you are suffering from iron deficiency, your blood fails to supply enough amount of oxygen to the hair follicles, the follicles become weak and tend to shed.

If you are unable to overcome the iron deficiency through regular diet, there is nothing else to go for a PRP hair loss treatment in Dubai for that.  A few sessions of PRP treatment make sure to overcome the iron and other nutritional delicacies from your body and help you regrow the lost hair.

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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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