By Sarika Periwal
For several reasons, female hair loss can be more problematic than male hair loss. Because issues relating to body image and self confidence can be intertwined with the way that a woman’s hair looks, a woman who undergoes hair loss will be particularly anxious to find out how to cure hair loss. The solution may be in her hands, and experts recommend several natural remedies that may help a woman arrest loss of hair.
A Healthy Diet
Making dietary alterations to include more nutrient rich foods can ensure that the hair gets the kind of nourishment that will at least improve the situation and prevent further hair loss. Very often the underlying reason for hair loss can be nutritional deficiencies.
Some experts recommend that foods containing healthy and essential fatty acids such as those found in fatty fish, nuts, olives and so on can help control the situation if not actually cure it.
Iron deficiency; even mild anemia or a Vitamin B12 deficiency can contribute to hair loss in women. Here, iron rich foods such as brewer’s yeast and broccoli can be a solution.
Dietary Supplements and Herbal Cures
Sometimes it could be dietary supplements such as Biotin that could provide the hair loss solution that women seek. Certain herbal remedies such as Saw Palmetto are also seen to be effective as a hair loss solution and can be as effective as pharmaceutical medications for hair loss.
How to Cure Hair Loss the Right Way
It is important to consult with a doctor about the right supplement after detecting the root cause of the hair loss. Often it could be a hormonal imbalance and not a nutritional deficiency that causes the problem. So it is important not to self medicate and to consult with a doctor for the proper dosage of medication to take.
For instance zinc supplements in higher doses may actually cause hair loss, so a person who is on any kind of medication or supplementation already has to be very careful about what they use. A drug interaction or contraindication due to a preexisting medical condition has to be ruled out before using any treatment for female hair loss.
Many kinds of hair loss are caused by hormonal changes that women undergo naturally at some points in their life (pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and menopause are such periods of normal hormonal transition for women). Many of these will resolve themselves but many do need treatment. Again the proper treatment and dosage has to be monitored by a trained professional rather than the woman herself. Self medication should be avoided since this can sometimes actually exacerbate the situation.
And finally genetic limitations that result in hair loss may be something that may be resistant to any treatment. Rather than pursuing other hair loss remedies that could have potential harmful side effects, the situation should be accepted and other solutions found.
Sarika Periwal writes to promote natural remedies for a healthier you. Most health conditions can be managed and treated effectively through home remedies. Try some recipes for improving hair growth and stopping hair loss.