Vegan/Vegetarian diet and hair loss - Is there a link

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Posted on : October 14, 2016 | Category : All | Author: John Kahen

The Huff­in­g­ton Post posted an arti­cle the other day stat­ing that Veg­e­tar­i­ans Live Longer. And we couldn’t help but won­der — does a veg­e­tar­ian or vegan diet influ­ence the causes of hair loss? What can you do to stay healthy and pre­vent hair loss with food.

With a vegan or veg­e­tar­ian diet, you have to be super care­ful that you get all the proper nutri­ents, such as a suf­fi­cient amount of pro­tein, iron, amino acids and cer­tain vit­a­mins like B Vit­a­mins that are obtained from meat, poul­try, fish, etc. And some­times, veg­ans and veg­e­tar­i­ans can expe­ri­ence iron-related hair loss. Also, a severe defi­ciency in pro­tein can cause hair thin­ning or hair loss, since, basi­cally, you are mal­nour­ished. An arti­cle by dis­cussing the link between hair loss and a vegan or veg­e­tar­ian diet rec­om­mends eat­ing a vari­ety of foods to make sure you are get­ting the proper amount of nutri­ents in your body to pre­vent hair loss or hair thin­ning. So, it’s not so much that a vegan or veg­e­tar­ian is going to have hair loss, nec­es­sar­ily — but that some­one with nutri­ent defi­cien­cies is at risk for hair loss.

If you think your hair loss is due to some­thing else besides diet, you should con­sult with your doc­tor about either hair pre­ven­tion or hair restoration in Los Angeles.