Am I low on Iron?
November 21, 2008 12:28am CST
I lose my hair all the time, exspecially when I wash it in the shower. I will get gobs and gobs of hair. It all grows back though, I still have a full head of thick hair. Why does this happen? When Im pregnant it don't but when Im not it does. Someone once told me it was because I am low on iron....So I looked into taking iron pills, but then found out you can overdose on iron...which causes medical problems. I have already had 2 blood clots in my lungs and I'm fine now but don't think I want to risk anything like that again. Any ideas on what I can do?
21 Nov 08
I guess it's pretty normal to lose hair but if it's very noticeable or over the normal 100 hair fall. Then that is something already that you should give time to... According to a research, about 2/3 of women face hair loss at some point in life. This can be the result of any or the following: heredity, certain medications, or an underlying medical condition. Most cases, for many women the hair loss is permanent, some causes in women are treatable. Seeing your physician can help determine the cause of hair loss. Among the possible or usual causes are: Stress, Hormonal Changes, Female Pattern Hair Loss, and Chemotherapy/Radiation. But most of the causes or normal causes came from hair products I guess the best remedy for that is, you better be careful in choosing your shampoo, conditioner and other hair products that you use. Better to try herbal and natural products that will best suit your hair and scalp. A lot has been made of recent amino acid discoveries that claim to help men and women keep the hair they have and help them grow additional hair in the near future. While these amino acids can easily be added to the diet, either in pill form or from simply indulging in foods that contain them, there are still regular vitamins that you can take each day that have been linked to a healthy scalp and healthier hair. Let’s take a look at just a few of the most popular vitamins for hair loss. Our good friend Vitamin A is a vitamin you can’t live without if you plan on having a healthy scalp. Not only is Vitamin A responsible for overall good health in the body, it has been linked to the development of healthy sebum in the scalp. Without healthy sebum, our hair doesn’t have a prime environment to grow and stay healthy. Sick hair usually leads to hair that is falling out everywhere. Take vitamins if you can like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin 3, Vitamin B12 and Amino Acid. These help keep our skin and hair healthy. You can get Vitamin C you need in a multi-vitamin, but it is nice to simply get what you need from a glass of fresh orange juice a day or any fruit juice that is rich in vitamin c.