Hair loss is nothing to be ashamed of, as it happens to millions of people worldwide. It canbe particularly distressing for men, at the early onset in their 30s. Hair loss for youngermen can be overwhelming and stressful. Hair loss is commonly associated with aging, andcan have a significant impact on self esteem and confidence in one's daily social life.Understanding the causes of your hair loss and effective treatments available helps preventfuture hair loss, and can provide solutions for hair restoration.
The first step in coping with hair loss is to understand the causes:
- Genetics: Genetics play a large role in male pattern baldness. In a recent study, 80% of males studied were linked back to a deficiency with a specific gene they all share,the AR gene.1 The AR gene instructs the body to make the protein called AndrogenReceptors. Androgens Receptors are responsible for many things, one being hairgrowth.
- Stress: Did you know that chronic stress has long been linked to hair loss? Largeamounts of stress on the body can cause the hair follicles to go into a resting phaseand stem cells become inactive. Over time, hair will fall out while brushing orshampooing, and even at random. Yoga, meditation, exercise, and being with friendsare all beneficial to lowering stress levels. Taking a break just for yourself or joininga club or group meeting are also great ways to de-stress.
- Diet: Know what to eat for your hair health. Eating a nutritious diet is influential for many things, including hair growth. Eating foods rich in vitamins A and E, such asalmonds, pumpkin, salmon, beef, and spinach help activate hair follicles at thecellular level. Low levels of iron, biotin, amino acids, and protein have been linked tohair thinning and hair loss. Supplements are a great way to get the necessary intakeof essential hair nutrients.
Understanding the causes of hair loss, adopting healthy lifestyle habits and diet, and beingmindful of lowering your stress levels can help. You can learn to manage the emotionalimpact of hair loss and maintain your confidence and self-esteem.
The Pure Hair Restoration Center offers the best treatments for hair thinning, hair loss, including beard, eyebrow and mustache thinning. Beneficial procedures include Follicular Unit Extraction, Follicular Unit Transplant, (PRP) Platelet Rich Plasma, Laser Cap Therapy, and nutritional supplements. Let us help you regain your confidence and your hair, all in one day!
AUTHOR: Dr. Nader Ronaghi, founder of Pure Hair Restoration Center, is a leading physician in the field of hair transplantation in Newport Beach, California with over a decade ofexperience. Dr. Ronaghi is a member of the elite International Society for Hair RestorationSurgery, and an advocate of using biologics with advanced medical technology to restore hair,helping his patients improve their appearance and self-esteem.