One of the most common deficiencies in the United States is iron deficiency. Iron deficiency can be particularly dangerous because it’s iron that assists red blood cells in delivering oxygen throughout the human body by creating and using the protein hemoglobin. Therefore, if you’re iron deficient, your body may not be getting enough oxygen which can result in a myriad of problems.
Know the symptoms
Luckily, iron deficiency comes with many symptoms which can help in regards to a diagnosis. Symptoms of iron deficiency include exhaustion, shortness of breath, anxiety, heavy periods, irregular heartbeat, and hair loss.
When iron is deficient enough, it can result in anemia. Nearly one out of 10 women between the ages of 20 and 49 suffer from anemia as a result of iron deficiency. Luckily, iron deficiency is easily treatable and hair loss in this event is easily fixable.
Treating iron deficiency
Iron deficiency can be treated with the use of slow-release dietary supplements or by eating iron-rich foods such as chickpeas and spinach. Also introduce foods rich in vitamin C to your diet, which will help your body in absorbing iron more efficiently. However, be sure not to expect fast results as it may take up to six months for iron to return to its normal level in the bloodstream.
Hair loss and iron deficiency
Hair loss in women can be particularly stressful because of the social standards revolving around women’s hair. Hair loss due to iron deficiency may resemble female pattern baldness, but it’s not to be confused with it. Female pattern baldness is genetic whereas hair loss caused by iron deficiency can be easily treated once the person’s diet has altered to improve iron levels.
However, for those who do not want to wait for their hair to return to normal as iron deficiency may take several months to treat, hair rejuvenation via topical hair regrowth products may be an additional option. Hair rejuvenation products such as Formula 82M and Tricomin stimulate hair growth to achieve your full head of hair quicker and more efficiently. However, if you simply desire to mask the thinness of your hair while you wait for your iron levels to return to normal, you can use Infinity Hair Solutions Fibers. They cling “to existing hairs” as a means of providing “a fuller appearance to your hair”
If you’re suffering from hair loss, talk to your doctor to determine if you have iron deficiency or another illness as these may be dangerous if left untreated. Hair rejuvenation may be possible for you in the form of a variety of treatments we can offer you here at Medi Tresse.