Thursday, December 10, 2009

Diet Will Help To Get Rid Of … Hair!

Have you heard everything on the dangers of diets? Doctors like to talk about the adverse effects of diets low in protein and fat in the digestive organs and the endocrine system. But recent studies have shown that diet has caused damage of hair.

What more rapidly you grow thin, the less is your hair …
Hair loss can be caused by several factors, including pregnancy, stress, surgery, age hormonal changes. And this is only a fraction of the possible causes.

But since we began to actively combat excess weight, trying one after the other trendy diets work for doctors trichology fairly increased. They pulled strings “dietary victims” complaining of thinning curls.

This adverse effect of diet is rarely mentioned, and because few people know that losing weight can trigger hair loss. This problem affects both men and women, but women are increasingly paying attention to it and resort to treatment.

Primarily as a result of “diminished” the diet is a deficiency of iron. However, reducing intake of zinc, magnesium, protein, essential fatty acids and vitamins D, B and A is not less important, say experts.

“The threat of hair loss should scare wishing to lose weight” – is trying to reduce the temperature of the adherents of fashionable diets that promise quick results, head of clinical research in dermatology department Cleveland Clinic Wilma Bergfeld.

“In fact, such techniques are often characterized by lack of nutrients, and in general a sharp loss of a kilogram is a stress for the organism that can cause changes in metabolism, affecting the growth of hair” -doctorsaid.

Best to keep a thick head of hair program to reduce weight, doctors say, is a healthy diet from all food groups in which calorie reduction occurs gradually and is also gradually weight loss.

Diets low in protein and iron, such as vegetarian or seriously limit the use of fat, very often lead to a shortage of nutrients.

But the diet with high content of protein, such as Atkins diet, which excludes early fruits and vegetables, can also lead to hair loss, says Dr. Bergfeld. According to her, usually complaints about thinning hair comes from patients who have lost about 15 pounds in a short period of time.

“We are constantly confronted with this, – says Dr. Bergfeld. – If you eat a monotonous diet and your diet is unbalanced, expect problems.”

By the way, at the center of Atkins, this issue is included in the section “frequently asked questions”. It is reported that weight loss can lead to hair loss. And the likelihood that the Atkins diet can cause “hairloss” – is minimal.

However, dermatologists in one voice say that no scientific studies to determine which of the diet is less dangerous for the growth of hair was done.

Healthy human hair grows at a rate of approximately 2.5 cm in two months. The life cycle of it consists of three cycles – growth phase can last from two to five years. The second, less active, lasts about six weeks. The last phase of peace – from three to five months, after which it falls and in its place grows a new one. In a single moment about 15 percent of hairs are in a resting phase.

Sudden changes in diet can disrupt this cycle, triggering the transition of follicles from the growing phase to the resting phase. This means that the number of daily precipitation will increase by 20-30 per cent.

For many people, hair loss associated with diet – a temporary phenomenon, which can last from two to six months. Once a person moves to a more balanced diet, hair is gradually restored. The rehabilitation process may take one to two years.

Some of slimming “lucky” even less. The problem caused by lack of nutrients, can develop into a chronic condition, if a person has a genetic predisposition to baldness, says Dr. Bergfeld and other doctors. Moreover, this state may be burdened with hormonal changes, stress, or the use of certain drugs.

Dermatologists often recommend people sitting on a diet, take vitamins and iron to try to drop no more than a kilogram a week.

If you have a family history of early hair loss or increased hair loss, you should be particularly careful as possible to eat well and try to reduce weight gradually. Patients considering an operation to combat obesity, must also take care of their hair.

In addition, those who lose weight should avoid procedures such as bleaching or perm.