In our modern society today we give a lot of attention to our looks & appearance. Staying in shape can burr a hole in pocket but still we find it worth. We are ready to bear any consequences and follow any crazy diets to drop weight. But remember, this madness can lead to hair loss reversible and yes, at times, irreversible.
One might question, are we against fitness? Isn’t it contradictory to what doctors speak? No, we understand weight loss at times is absolutely essential and one must take all necessary measures if it is required for health reasons. In fact that is why, many physicians work in close associations with dieticians and nutritionists. It is very important to take guidance if you are planning weight loss.
Scientific or unscientific, any methods you choose to lose weight, it will always reflect in increased bout of hair fall.
With weight loss your body metabolism changes. Hair fall is not a disease but is a symptom of that changing metabolism. Any internal environmental changes will always cause such increase in hair fall and are considered transient. If you are following good dietary habits to lose weight, many times you may not need long term treatments to control hair fall. Short supports with necessary nutrients can settle the problem. But some drastic measures taken like crash dieting, liposuction and bariatric surgeries do cause a lot of stress to your system and can trigger irreversible baldness.
Your hair is what you eat..
Our hair needs nutrients like iron, proteins, minerals and vitamins to remain healthy, lustrous and shiny. So your diet has to be balanced. Regular square meal with proper balance of carbohydrates, fats and proteins has to be followed. Enrich your diet with fruits, nuts and milk products. A good amount of water intake also matters a lot as it gives all necessary minerals and trace elements to nourish hair. Finally, hair reflects your health.
Staying fit does need only good diet and regular moderate exercise. Regular walks, swimming, cycling or playing outdoor games give a good combination of fun and exercise.
Though spoken of highly, we do not follow such healthy life style. Sedentary life styles with regular intake of refined, simple sugars, increased intake of salts and animal fats can lead to pile up of pounds. It is very easy to fall prey to the temptations of finger foods like fries, chips, sandwiches, pizzas and burgers. Under the pretext of time saving and available, we actually keep satiating our cravings. Instead it is quite easy to follow healthy snacking like having nuts, fruits, salads, yogurt, sprouts etc. Having small meals at short intervals is very beneficial to lose weight but instead what we do, is skip meals, have just hot and cold beverages to kill apatite and save our so called time. With the grind we go through, daily exercise is just thought of, never practised.
Suddenly we are awakened to fact that we are totally out of shape and now health is taking a toll of it. The circus of weight begins with this guilt and we start following all sorts of crazy ideas like No Carb, No Protein, General Motors diet etc. This may or may not benefit your weight but it will certainly lead to hair loss. One has to understand, when you go through such things, hair is the first to be jeopardised. According to nature’s priority theory, body gives least importance to hair. So whenever there is want of nutrients, hair is sabotaged.
On the other hand some we people get determined and they start working out regularly and rigorously. When you hit s gym, you are many times advised whey protein like supplements to lose weight faster and to gain lean muscle mass. Such quick fixes can at times go against hair. Remember, you approach need not be extreme. When you follow extremes like this your body is a lot more stressed.
Hair is also a most sensitive organ, which takes the brunt of the stress body goes through. With stress at times there could be hormonal fluctuations associated and can lead to hormonal thinning, which is most unfortunate as it is an irreversible and progressive disorder. There is never 100% recovery of lost hair in such disorders.
To protect from all of this, one has to simply follow healthy diet, good hair care practices like oiling, shampooing with mild shampoos regularly and follow regular detoxification through TST+.
The Tricho Scalp Treatment +, is a scientific technique to protect your hair from factors which can affect the health of the hair. Working on basic principal of Manual Lymphatic Drainage it drains toxins away from hair roots and brings flow of fresh oxygen and nutrition to the hair roots. This helps in curbing down hair fall and pushes the fall phase in to growth. So if one is planning to start weight loss can always use it as one of preventive measure.
The equation of weight loss and hair loss is not all that simple. It is wiser to be fit but it is more important to stay fit wisely.