What to Do with Hair Loss

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What to Do with Hair Loss

Hair loss typically happens in elderly men and women. During the menopausal stage of women, hair starts to become thin or fall out. For men, it usually starts at the age of 60 and above. Although hair loss is more prevalent in men, it can be caused by the genes passed on to them. In some cases, there may be a disease that caused this to happen to one’s hair.

As hair decreases in older men and women, their self-esteem can also follow. This may bring about a feeling of sadness, depression, hate on oneself and shame. They may start to feel shy about their appearance and might limit themselves to go out in public places. Negative reactions and comments about their hair may be hard to accept and eventually, they may become sensitive about it.

Causes

Causes of hair loss can be determined by a doctor. An elderly experiencing this may need to have a check-up and take some tests to find out the real cause. It may be transmitted from birth or a current disease. Some health conditions which can affect the hair are diabetes, iron deficiency, and hypothyroidism. Diabetes is a condition wherein the body has difficulty processing blood sugar. Although hair loss can be avoided in this disease, there should be proper medication and a healthy diet to be followed. Iron deficiency happens when a person does not get enough iron in the body. Food high in iron includes spinach, legumes, red meat, quinoa, broccoli, tofu, and turkey. Eat a good amount of this food and increase the iron you need in your system. Hypothyroidism is when your thyroid works slowly giving fewer hormones that your body needs. If diagnosed, a doctor can give medication to treat this condition.

Treatment

Hair loss treatment

A good and healthy diet is the best remedy for all these diseases. Certain nutrients are needed to develop hair growth. Intake of food with Vitamin A, B, C, Biotin, Copper, Zinc and Iron should be increased. Eggs, berries, avocados, sweet potatoes, nuts, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, and oysters are some examples of nutrient-rich food for the hair.

An elderly person may also take a hair care regimen to grow back his hair. This process will surely take a while to see its effects. It is also not 100% known to be effective yet. One of the best options of a person undergoing hair loss is scalp micropigmentation. Training of micropigmentation has been done in the country to provide beauty and aesthetics improvement. It is a process which produces a look of thicker hair on the scalp. It uses a pigment placed on top of the scalp.

There are many ways and types of micropigmentation depending on the hair loss happening to a person. It will take only about 2 to 4 hours per session for at least 2 to 4 days. If the person has a larger part of baldness or hair loss, it may take longer than that. The effect of the pigment on the hair will last until 3 to 6 years.

If you are interested in undergoing a micropigmentation procedure, consult with an expert near you.

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