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Does Low calorie Diet Cause Hair Loss?

posted May 8, 2017, 11:55 AM by Dr Mike Meshkin   [ updated May 22, 2017, 10:25 AM ]

Does Low calorie Diet Cause Hair Loss?

There are certain vitamins that are essential for health of your hair. Your daily food intake should contain adequate vitamins and nutrition per day. Should you decide to engage in a weight loss program, you need to know the various nutrients that are necessary for healthier hair. Tailoring of the diet to include and achieve a weight goal must also include appropriate levels of essential vitamins and minerals for your hair.

Certain minerals that are known to be specifically associated with hair loss include:

1. Iron

Iron deficiency cause anemia which is known to contribute to hair loss. Iron deficiency anemia is a condition in which inadequate iron intake and excess of blood loss can be contributing causes. Treatment should be appropriate to the cause of the Iron deficiency and should be under medical supervision. Foods rich in Iron are spinach, liver, and red meat.

2. Zinc

Zinc deficiency is known to be associated to hair loss. A low calorie diet with little or no read meat protein can contribute to zinc deficiency. Diagnosis for zinc deficiency can be difficult and zinc supplementation should be undertaken only under medical supervision.

3. Biotin

Biotin deficiency is associated with hair loss as well as some skin disorders. Biotin is one of B vitamins that have a broad range of functions in the body. Biotin can be found in many foods and has a role in food metabolism. Biotin can be found in wheat germ, brown rice, red meat and egg yolk.

4. Protein

protein deficiency is an outcome of inadequate protein in the diet over a period of time. Vegetarians can avoid protein deficiency by including a variety of plant protein sources such as beans, legumes, and nuts. Extreme vegetarian diets and extreme low calorie diets are associated withinadequate protein intake. main sources of protein are meat, fish and dairy products.

Your daily food intake should contain many of the vitamins that are mentioned above not only for healthy hair but for maintaining a healthy body.

Dr. Mike Meshkin, a hair transplant specialist based in Los Angeles and Orange County offers many advises to his clients to start hair loss prevention when they notice thinning at the initial stages. It is important to keep hair healthy by using the right hair care products. If hair loss is genetic, then hair transplant can be an option to restore the hair that is lost and medical treatment is used to prevent future hair loss and keep hair healthy.

To find out more about your hair loss, visit one of Dr. Meshkin's hair transplant and hair restoration clinics in Los Angeles or in Irvine locations. Dr. Meshkin will use the latest techniques to find out the cause of your hair loss and give the best hair restoration recommendations customized to your needs and concerns. You can also visit our website to find out about the hair care products that may help with your hair loss.

If you have questions about hair loss, feel free to contact our friendly Meshkin Medical staff. For appointments please call 800-246-8424 or 949-219-0027. We have offices in Beverly Hills, Encino, Orange County, and Glendale. Click here to view our Office Contact information.

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