60% of women will experience some form of hair growth disruption at some stage at their lives and hair loss, in its varying forms, can occur due to a number of different reasons, some of which are more easily addressed than others. Yet no matter what type of hair loss occurs, the Hair Growth Cycle is almost always affected. That being said, there are a number of things that you can try to prevent or stop hair loss.

A good place to start is reviewing your diet; your hair needs certain nutrients to grow, including protein, glucose and vitamins. Since the hair follicle is considered a non-essential tissue, the hair is one of the first things to suffer from a poor diet or a lack of nutrients, which is also why some notice hair loss in relation to weight loss. A varied diet with enough protein, as the hair consists 80-95% of protein, is important for normal hair growth.

Other lifestyle related issues can also cause hair loss, such as smoking, certain medications and stress. Smoking can cause a number of health problems, including poor circulation, which can affect hair growth. In recent years, it has become still more apparent that certain kinds of medication can cause hair loss, however, since the doctor might not always inform their patients about any possible hair loss as a side effect of medication, it is important to do your own research and consult your doctor, if you think your medication might be causing hair loss. Finally, stress is one of the major culprits of hair loss. Stress over a long period of time or acute stress, as the result of, for example, a traumatic event, can disrupt the Hair Growth Cycle and cause excessive shedding.

However, it is important to note that hair loss as a result of starting a new diet and losing weight, starting a new course of medication or stress will usually only occur 4-16 weeks after the change that disrupted the Hair Growth Cycle due to its normal duration. The most effective way to address and stop hair fall is to counteract the disruption and normalise the Hair Growth Cycle.

Other factors that are known to cause hair loss are hormonal imbalance, for example, during menopause or after giving birth, diabetes and general health, which is why it is always important to talk to your GP about any possible underlying health issues that might contribute to the hair loss. Hair loss has many causes, but far from all hair loss is permanent. Some examples of a Disrupted Hair Growth Cycle might have been prevented with the right approach, but even after onset a lot of hair loss can be stopped or halted in a matter of months.

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