Iron Deficiency and Hair Loss

Nutrition and Hair Loss, Stress & hair Loss, we’ve talked about these reasons for Hair Loss already on our blogs before. However today we’d take the nutritional deficiency conversation a bit deeper. We’d discuss the connection of Hair Loss with Iron Deficiency in specific. 

As we’ve stated before, many dietary deficiencies can cause hair loss. However, Iron deficiency can play a larger role than any other nutritional deficiency because without enough iron in the body, hair can start shedding excessively in chunks!


Importance of Iron


Iron is a mineral that plays a very important role in the process of oxygen transportation within the body. Without iron, the body cannot produce haemoglobin! The condition of not having enough iron in the body is known as anaemia. 


Causes for Anaemia & What It Can Do to Your Hair


Having a poor diet that doesn’t have sufficient iron is flat out the number 1 cause of iron deficiency or anaemia. The most common symptoms of iron deficiency include damage to hair and nails and even excessive shedding! We’ve discussed the hair growth cycle on our blog and it’s not unusual for anyone to lose up to 50-100 hairs a day, however, if you are losing more than that and that too in clumps then chances are that you could be having an iron deficiency. 


Symptoms of Anaemia


Other than the impact on hair and nails, the other symptoms of iron deficiency include fatigue, cold hands, and feet, shortness of breath, etc. In case you are experiencing any of these symptoms apart from, of course, hair loss then do get in touch with your doctor as soon as possible so that the doctor can chart out a plan to battle the deficiency and in the process all problems you are facing due to it!


Is Iron Deficiency the Only Symptom for Hair Loss?


Of course, not, there are many more symptoms of Hair Loss like stress, genetics, androgenetic alopecia, male and female pattern baldness, and many more! Women face thinning and widening more than the balding process usually seen in men. In case the Hair Loss you have is NOT due to iron deficiency, then do not worry, we are living in an age where Hair Loss is only a problem if you let it be. You can battle it all with modern Hair Fall Therapies like GFC showing great results when it comes to fighting Hair Loss and, Modern Hair Transplant techniques giving people a lifetime full of healthy hair. 

In case you want to be treated for Hair Loss then do check out this article about the Hair Fall therapies and this video in which Dr. Gaurav has given a full-blown technical analysis of the hair Fall Therapies. In case you have already made up your mind to get a Hair Transplant then do check out our Finalizing the Surgeon and Hair transplant clinic article so that you make sure that this decision of yours shows fruitful results and via safe hands!

In case you need to set up an appointment with Dr. Gaurav then do call us on +91- 9990449555.

Call Now Button