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6 Islamia/The Brunei Times Isnin, 21 Jamadilakhir 1430 Body Natural Solutions for Hair Loss green vegetables and lean red meat. Vitamin C improves the absorption of iron. Include a good serving of fruits and vegetables in your diet. If your hair loss is caused by Rijal Kamil and elsewhere on the body. also known as hair loss. Sometimes, gus and beetroot. Choose apricots, stress, eat more vitamin-rich foods, It is usually caused by a reac- simply altering your diet to include citrus fruits, kiwi fruit, berries and H concentrating on vitamins C and the air loss or alopecia can be tion to intense stress on the body’s healthy foods can decrease the apples. Also eat plenty of oily fish and B group as these will boost your im- caused by any number of fac- physical or hormonal systems, such amount of shedding you experience. seafood. munity. tors. Hair loss can be heredi- as pregnancy or giving birth, or as a Strong, healthy hair needs: Another important nutrient for Very fine and easily breakable hair tary, or caused by conditions such reaction to medication. * Protein hair health is silica; one of the most may be caused by a zinc deficiency. as anaemia (disorder of the blood), Fortunately, this condition often * Iron abundant minerals on earth, and also Dry hair and an itching, flaky scalp illness, stress, fungal infections and gets better over time. Telogen efflu- * Vitamins and minerals present in skin hair and nails. Silica may also be the result of zinc defi- thyroid problems, as well as certain vium is a phenomenon related to the * Essential fatty acids, especially has many important functions in the ciency. Shellfish are good sources of medications. growth cycles of hair. omega-3 and omega-9 (oleic acid) body and clinical trials have shown zinc, as are red meat, pumpkin seeds, However, strong hair growth is Alopecia Areata Hair is comprised mostly of pro- that silica helps to strengthen and fish, egg yolks and mushrooms. also closely related to our general This condition is linked to an tein. To encourage hair growth, eat thicken the dermis, and that silica state of health and also to diet and a diet rich in protein. This includes therapy slows hair loss and the rate Scalp Massage imbalance in the immune system, dairy produce, nuts and pulses (le- of graying. Massaging the scalp is another fitness. A diet devoid of essential vi- where the hair follicles are attacked gumes). Silica is found in the outer cover- way to optimise hair growth. The tamins and minerals, especially pro- by white blood cells. The follicles Also include sweet potatoes, ar- ings of potatoes, green and red pep- kneading pressure increases blood tein and iron, can cause hair to fall then become very small and hair pro pro- tichokes, carrots, spinach, broccoli, pers, cucumbers, and also in onions a circulation to the hair follicles, con- out, become brittle or result in other wn duction slows down dramatically, so aspara- and oats. Bean spr sprouts are also high ditions the scalp, and boosts the hair problems. there may be no visible hair growth in silica. strength of the hair roots. There are different forms of hair ears. for months and years. Vitamin E is important for healthy imp Increased circulation means that loss and some ways to naturally slow However, the hair follicles hair growth, and it increases oxy- the cells of the hair follicle will re- down or treat hair loss. ently are not permanently dam- gen uptake, wh improves cir- which ceive more of the nutrients necessary Androgenetic Alopecia any aged, and in many cases to optimal hair growth function. This form of hair loss is related the hair grows back in a ack culation to th scalp. Eat avo- the cados, nuts seeds, and olive nuts, Using oil, such as coconut oil dur- to hormone levels in the body, and few months. oil on a reg regular basis. ing the scalp massage will help con- there is a large genetic predisposi- Hair Loss and dition the scalp, reducing the occur- tion. If hair loss is due to thy- Diet roid dysfunction, eat more dysfu rence of dandruff and dry skin that The cause of hair loss in this con- s Nutrition plays an can interfere with the hair growth dition is a chemical called dihydrotes- foods ri rich in Vitamin A important part in hair and iodine. Eat vegetables iodi process. Oils also condition the hair tosterone, or DHT, which is made loss, and extreme eme shaft and root lessening the chances from androgens (male hormones such as carrots or spinach diets, rapid weightght in unrefined, cold- of brittleness and hair breakage. that all men and women produce) by loss or poor nutri-ri- Improving the health of your the action of an enzyme called 5-al- pres pressed seed oils tion can all result such as flax, walnut hair and preventing hair loss can be pha reductase. in thinning hair. achieved by a few simple steps. By al- People with a lot of this enzyme p or pumpkin seed and There are many ny sea salt. Eat turnips, tering your diet to include the proper make more DHT, which in excess can vitamins and nutri- - nutrients, or by supplementing your cause the hair follicles to make thin- cabb ca cabbage, mustard, soy ents that your body y bean peanuts and beans, diet with vitamins, and regulating ner and thinner hair, until eventually needs in order to your intake of high sugar, processed they pack up completely. pine nuts if there is a produce healthy hair. defic deficiency of iodine. and refined foods (which should be Telogen Effluvium If any of these are Fo anaemia, try For avoided), you can reduce the severity This is a common form of hair hafts lacking, your hair shafts of hair loss and improve your overall adding iron-rich foods loss, where the hairs are diffused, or can become weak resulting health, insya Allah. yo to your diet, such as widely spread out around the scalp in massive shedding of hair, ing Healthy Muslim egg yolks, dark, leafy Webshots Which pair is yours? 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