Drinking Protein After Your Workout could Make Your Hair Fall Out


Nowadays people are really conscious about their looks and appearance. They waste their money on the branded outfits etc. but forget about their health. Likewise, people, mostly men started to join the gym for workout and protein shake is a necessary ingredient to finish the workout. But they don’t know the fact that drinking protein after your workout could make your hair fall out.

There are many products in the market labeled as protein shakes. But actually, some can harm your body instead of providing any good. Some contain additives that can imbalance hormones of an individual, especially men.

Creatine and inorganic growth hormones are the most important ingredients of the protein shakes, which helps in the growth of muscles. It also increases the testosterone levels and causes the hair to fall out.

When hair starts shedding down due to the protein shakes, then a body is unable to restore it. No treatment can repair hair damage and regrow, except a hair transplant.

Two medications i.e. minoxidil and Propecia, are used to regrow hair but this is a temporary treatment. It helps to slow down the rate of hair loss in some people and but will not replace dead hair follicles.

If you are still suffering from the hair loss after the continuous use of protein shakes, then you don’t have to self-diagnose. You just have to consult a trichologist, so that he will examine your scalp very carefully and will prescribe you a suitable treatment.

Those people who skip meals and take protein drinks, are at high risk to suffer from hair associated problems like hair thinning, hair loss and baldness.

If you are on a healthy diet then you have fewer chances of hair loss. So try to increase the intake of nutrients like proteins, iron, sulfur, minerals etc. and avoid drinking alcohol and alcoholic beverages, instead increase the intake of fresh juices.

Aerobic exercise is really helpful for a healthy body and mind. It also helps to reduce the levels of androgen in the blood and decrease the chances of damaging the hair follicles. If you want to maintain healthy body and mind then try to sleep early, eat a healthy diet, exercise etc. don’t pressurize your body to do heavy workouts. Participate in the sports, make a habit of walking, hiking etc.

Protein drinks are a temporary solution to gain energy because it can also affect your body really badly.

Normal hair loss is 50-100 hair strands, but if you are observing more hair strands on your shower drain, pillow or on a comb. Then don’t worry, just consult an expert so that he will guide you to cure your hair loss problem in time.


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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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