Losing hair as you age is common. However, in some cases, the hair loss maybe more prominent and might even come earlier than expected. There are a number of reasons that can cause hair loss- yes stress is amongst them but thyroid problems, vitamin deficiencies and menopause can also lead to abnormal hair loss.
One of our concerned fans recently posed this question to our Expert Panel and here’s what the experts have to say:
Question: I’m 62 & have been noticing some significant hair loss within the past six months. Many friends suggest seeing a medical doctor to have my thyroid checked. Your opinion?
Always checking in with your doctor is beneficial because there could be an undiagnosed condition that could be causing the hair loss. Common conditions that cause thinning hair are vitamin deficiencies, thyroid problems, and menopause. Easy changes to the diet are beneficial to the whole body and are a good start for helping hair health. Increasing protein and omega 3’s would be my first suggestion. Protein is important to strengthen hair and promote growth. The recommended daily amount is about two to three 3-ounce servings of meat or a combination of four to five servings of dairy and beans. Also including nuts and seeds, eggs, and fish in their diets. All are important sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which help lower inflammation and create a healthier scalp. Supplementing with Buddha’s Herbs One A Day-Mega Omega is easy to make sure you fill in the gaps of omegas you need. Also adding in Buddha’s Herbs Complete Multivitamin contains essential vitamins that you may be lacking.
Tanya Reid, Certified Holistic Health Practitioner
Tanya Reid is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Idaho Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Smoking Cessation Facilitator with the American Lung Association and American Cancer Society.