Alopecia

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Around 25% of women worldwide suffer from hair loss, known as alopecia. Alopecia is an autoimmune disease affecting both men and women and can affect your scalp or the entire body. It is more prevalent in older adults but can also affect children. Alopecia can happen gradually or suddenly and can cause permanent or temporary hair loss.

According to health organisations, hair loss occurs when the cycle of hair growth and shedding is disrupted or when hair follicles are destroyed and replaced, with scarred tissue.


What causes Alopecia?
Inherit hair loss is the most common, known as androgenetic alopecia, resulting in gradual hair loss, associated with an increase in age.

Alopecia can also happen due to several non-genetic factors which are associated with temporary hair loss.

These factors are the following:

Stress
Keeping your stress levels in check helps prevent a hormone imbalance. Severe psychological stress can impact the quality of your hair. This type of hair loss is associated with trauma or major stress event that can stimulate hair loss around one month later. Although this type of alopecia is extremely upsetting, it is often only temporary, and you can expect your hair to grow back after about six to eight months of the incident.

Hormonal change
Alopecia can be stimulated by changes in your hormones when levels of oestrogen and progesterone drop, it can cause hair growth to be slower and your hair to feel and look thinner. When your body decreases the production of these hormones, it can stimulate the production of androgens. Androgens contribute to the shrinkage of your hair follicles resulting in a hair loss effect. This is very common in females going through menopause as this can result in a hormonal change within your body, leading to imbalances.

Irregular functioning of your thyroid glands can affect your quality of hair. This illness occurs when there is an issue with your thyroid hormone. This hormone imbalance can stimulate temporary hair loss in patches. Fortunately, this can be treated, with medication which can promote the production of normal hair growth.

Poor Nutrition
Hair follicles are among the most metabolically active cells in your body. Hair growth can be affected by reduced calorie intake, protein deficiency or micronutrient deficiency. Inadequate consumption of nutrients, especially minerals and trace elements, can result in your cells working less efficiently, promoting alopecia.

Protein Deficiency:
Protein is an essential nutrient for the development of hair growth. Lacking protein in your diet can result in your hair strands to become more fragile and breakable, making them resilient in the regrowth resulting in temporary damage to healthy hair and hair follicles.

Zinc Deficiency:
Zinc is an essential micronutrient that helps stimulate healthy hair among other body functions. Factors that can contribute to a deficiency are age, consuming a vegetarian or vegan diet and diabetes. If you are deficient in zinc, it is common to see small patches of hair loss. A zinc deficiency can be overcome, with changes in your diet and lifestyle, including using solutions, to gain the correct ratio your cells require.

Vitamin D:
Vitamin D stimulates the growth of new hair follicles. A vitamin D deficiency can result in thinning hair, and over a long period resulting in hair loss.

Dieting:
Strict weight-loss diets are known to contribute to noticeable hair loss within individuals. Hair loss is noticeable after three months of losing around 15 pounds or more of your body weight.

 

How can Cellnutrition help Alopecia

Your cells require 78 minerals & trace elements to be hydrated and to function optimally.

Staying well-hydrated supports hair growth from the root to the tip and leads to strong, healthy, textured hair. Your cells require a range of vital nutrients to promote hair production.

Cellnutrition Isotonic is a natural, gentle solution that mirrors your bodies internal terrain, rebalancing and supporting your body at the cellular level, promoting overall wellbeing. It enhances nutrition and hydration at a cellular level by providing your cells with all 78 minerals and trace elements they require, in a bioavailable form and the correct ratios. Whilst the benefits of particular nutrients have been noted above, 78 minerals and trace elements are vital for the cell, because they each individually rely on at least 20 other minerals and trace elements for optimal absorption and metabolism, to work to their full effect.