Good Nutrition After A Hair Transplant
Most people seek out the help of a hair restoration specialist to help them stop hair loss as well as restore the hair that has been lost as a form of self-improvement. People who suffer from hair loss can have a poor self-image and not feel as good about their appearance as they would like to. Being bald can make you feel older than you really are. It can also affect your self-confidence and therefore hurt your personal and business relationships.
We see a fairly steady flow of patients visiting our clinic for many reasons, but the biggest one is that they are making a transition in personal improvement. This can include everything from cosmetic surgery to going to the gym, but the best place to start is with your nutrition and how you treat your whole body.
Good nutrition and healthy living helps your entire body to feel and look better. A poor diet and nutritional imbalance can cause poor results in the newly transplanted hair.
Eating The Right Foods
A well-balanced diet contributes to healthy weight and physical conditioning when combined with an exercise program. Eating the right foods and using the correct supplements will help meet the body’s need for fuel/calories as well as vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and proteins. All of these things help power your biochemical functions and maintain your immune system so that your body can fight off infections and support tissue growth and repair. Every single cell in the human body depends on these nutrients. That includes the hair follicle cells that are responsible for the growth of hair and that promote the stages of hair growth called the anagen, telogen, and catagen phases.
Telogen effluvium is the most common form of hair loss caused by an imbalance. Hair loss is caused when the normal hair cycle suddenly shifts gears and all the hair that is supposed to be in the anagen, or growth, phase is pushed into the telogen, or resting, phase. This will cause excessive hair loss in certain areas and will be very noticeable.
Anagen effluvium is another similar type of hair loss that occurs from the toxic side effects of certain drugs. It can also be caused by a drastic loss of protein in your system. Hair in the anagen or growth phase is lost with this affliction. Hair will become brittle and easily plucked, most times breaking off. This is fairly rare even in adults with a protein deficiency unless the lack of protein is extreme.
The good news is that this hair loss is only temporary and will recover within 3 to 4 months after the imbalance has been corrected.