Worry and Thinning Hair
For most of us, stress is just another part of our ever-changing modern lifestyle. Stress and worry can cause plenty of health issues in almost every part of your body – even your hair. When we worry, it is possible to trigger a stress response in our bodies that can cause miniaturization in the hair follicle, reducing volume, increasing thinness, and hair loss in some people.
If your hair has lost some of its volume, it may be a good idea to take a look at your dietary habits. Let’s be honest with ourselves, most of us don’t eat nearly as well as we should, and it’s our bodies that pay the price. Luckily, our bodies are quite resilient and can bounce back from most nutritional deficiencies, with a few easy changes in our diets.
Hair is made of protein fiber. This means, to help your hair grow strong or even regrow in some stress-related cases, you need to eat healthy proteins. A great option is salmon. It has been shown to boost hair health, among a wide assortment of other health benefits thanks to plenty of vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids. If you aren’t a fan of fish, you can grab a lot of protein, omega-3, and omega-6 (another essential fatty acid) from nuts and seeds. There are plenty of options to choose from, such as walnuts, flaxseed, and sesame oil.
Vegetables are another essential part of avoiding hair loss problems. Carrots aren’t only tasty, they are great for your entire body. These orange heroes contain a lot of Vitamin-A, which helps promote a healthy scalp that strengthens and moisturizes hair. You can throw some spinach on that salad or sandwich to add a great boost of iron and vitamin-C.
Of course, we’ve all heard how great milk is for our bodies, and that is completely true, except for the lactose-intolerant. A great way to get that calcium and the health benefits of dairy is to increase your intake of low-fat milk or yogurt. An amazing side to have with your spinach salad is yummy cottage cheese with some flaxseed oil or walnuts.
In general, eating a complete and well-rounded diet of healthy proteins and vegetables can help promote hair health. If you are thinking of getting hair restoration, a healthy diet can help you get the best results from your procedure. Are you curious about what kind of hair restoration options we offer? Click on our booking link to schedule your free consultation. We look forward to seeing you.
Dr. Daniel A. Danyo is the founder and medical director of North Atlanta Hair Restoration, specializing in treating hair loss in both men and women. He is one of only 300 people in the world certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.
He is a member of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons, American Hair Loss Association, and The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.
He is also an early adopter and pioneer of Shave-less FUE, one of the most discreet surgical procedures available for hair restoration. Dr. Danyo performs every procedure himself, from start to finish. He individually extracts and places every graft on every patient. Learn more about Dr. Danyo on his Meet Dr. Danyo page.