How Hair Loss Happens

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Did you know everyone experiences hair loss every day? Normal hair loss happens. Most people lose about 100 strands of hair a day. But you may notice more than 100 strands left behind when you brush your hair, step out of the shower, or go to style your hair… more than 100 strands! The sight can be concerning. The search for not only treatment but prevention is on the rise.

It may be more socially acceptable for men to discuss hair loss. This lack of conversation for women can leave them in the dark and embarrassed. Some women start to experience noticeable hair loss by the age of 50.

There are some common reasons for hair loss such as:

  • Genetic
  • Medications/Illness
  • Over styling/hair products
  • Diet
  • Breastfeeding
  • Stress

Let’s take a closer look at a few of these reasons and examine ways to restore your curls:

Genetic hair loss—

We’ve all heard of male-pattern baldness. But there is such a thing as female-pattern baldness. This type of hair loss it is referred to as female-pattern hair loss or FPHL. Typically, this hair loss is gradual and affect many women. In fact, almost half of women start to show signs of FPHL by age 50. A little less than half of females reach the age of 80 with a full head of hair.

Vitamin deficiency hair loss—

A deficiency in vitamin D is common. In the winter months, people spend more time indoors and don’t get sufficient amounts of sunlight to promote adequate amounts of vitamin D. Studies have shown that low vitamin D levels cause hair loss.

Iron is also vital for your hair, nails and skin. An iron deficiency can cause hair loss or follicle size to decrease.

Hair loss and breastfeeding—

Studies show that postpartum hair loss affects about half of all mothers. During pregnancy, the hormone progesterone is higher and prevents regular rate hair loss, so most will notice thicker hair during those nine months. After delivery, there is an exchange of elevated progesterone level for prolactin and estrogen. Several months following this shift, the once thick mane starts to thin and fall out.

Stress and hair loss—

Stress it is everywhere. Stress is growing and spreading across the generations. As adults, it is expected that we would struggle with stressful situations. But even the youth in America are impacted by this growing epidemic.

“Most Americans are suffering from moderate to high stress, with 44 percent reporting that their stress levels have increased over the past five years. Concerns about money, work and the economy top the list of most frequently cited sources of stress. Fears about job stability are on the rise, with 49 percent of respondents citing such fears as a source of stress — up from 44 percent last year.

“Almost a third of children reported that in the last month they had experienced a physical health symptom often associated with stress, such as headaches, stomach aches, or trouble falling or staying asleep. ”[i]

  • Will hair loss from stress grow back?

Sometimes emotional or physical stress can lead to hair loss, which is a serious concern for most people and something they wish to reverse. However, due to the length of the hair growth cycle, people often only begin losing their hair weeks or months after the stressful event has occurred, and the hair loss can continue for several months afterward. Luckily, hair will usually grow back on its own once the source of stress has been removed, but there are several things you can do to help the process along. By easing your burden and taking good care of your hair, you can reduce the effects of hair loss.

How hair loss can be prevented…

We’ve taken a look at some contributors to hair loss. Many medications warn about hair loss, and illness, such as those that produce high fever, are also contributors. So, what is a woman to do? Prevention is the best medicine.

It isn’t always possible. Germs, viruses, and bacteria make their way into our households, and eventually onto our bodies. But there are ways to prevent and recover quicker when those pesky bugs try to invade our health.

Moringa oleifera was on the top of the food trend list for 2018. Moringa has been used for centuries to boost health in a variety of ways.

Why moringa is good for you…

Vitamin-rich nutrients— Well-known for its vitamin and mineral content, moringa contains 90 nutrients, 46 antioxidants, 12 vitamins and minerals, and 18 amino acids.

One of those nutrients is calcium, key in maintaining healthy hair, nails and bones. Calcium can come in a variety of different forms. Elemental calcium is the actual pure calcium that is absorbed by the tissues, muscles, and bones in your body.

Not all sources of calcium contain the same levels of elemental calcium. Any labels on products you purchase should provide the total amount of calcium found in the supplement. Keep in mind; your body also needs magnesium and vitamin D insufficient levels to break down calcium and distribute it to your tissues.

Moringa in its powdered form contains approximately 17 times the amount of calcium as milk. It also provides vitamin D and magnesium, making it an ideal way to supplement your body with necessary nutrients.

Healthy skin and hair— A fantastic effect of moringa can be in the appearance of healthier, shinier hair. This shine comes from the amino acids found in moringa, which are needed to produce keratin protein, one of the essential building blocks of healthy hair. The better overall health you gain from adding moringa to your diet also helps combat common hair problems like dandruff, split ends, and hair breakage.

Stress management— When we are stressed, our health, sleep and relationships are impacted. When stress is chronic, we produce cortisol, the stress hormone. It is released from adrenal glands to help us fight or run from perceived danger, the ‘fight or flight’ reaction we all know. This reaction pumps sugar into our muscles for extra energy. If this happens over and over, our body does not get a chance to rest. This lack of rest causes a cycle in our bodies of storing extra sugar as fat, making blood sugar levels dip, causing cravings for carbs and sugar… and the cycle continues.

For thousands of years, the moringa plant has been used for its medicinal benefits. Recent research has shown the positive effects of moringa oleifera on regulating hormones that are believed to manage and reduce stress.

Nutrients during breastfeeding— Most nursing mothers want to keep up milk supply, energy, and get back to pre-pregnancy weight as quickly as possible. But they also want to do this safely. Moringa could be the best-kept secret for new moms, along with aiding in hair health.

Moringa has also been shown to help with weight-loss and give moms the nutrients they need for themselves and their baby.

“A drug helps with diseases… A plant gives the body what it needs. And by giving the body what it needs, the body can repair itself and the body can function optimally,” says Dr. Howard Fisher, a chiropractic doctor and author of the book, Moringa Oleifera: Magic, Myth or Miracle.

Dead Sea Moringa has a plethora of beneficial properties for your body, such as anti-bacterial, antioxidant, mental clarity and concentration, and so much more. Is hair loss is holding you back from enjoying life? Grab a bottle today and start living!

[i] http://www.apa.org/monitor/2011/01/stressed-america.aspx

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