Iron Deficiency and Hair Loss: How to Address It
Posted by Pharmics on 14th Mar 2023
In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the reasons why iron deficiency may cause hair loss in some people, plus the people who are at the highest levels of risk for this. Women, vegans and those with chronic health conditions may have the highest risks here, but hair loss due to low iron levels can impact anyone if their levels are low enough.
At Pharmics Inc., we're proud to offer the very best iron supplements available to those with iron deficiency or anemia issues. Today's part two of our series will go over some other important topics here, including how to improve hair growth if you've experienced this issue and how to get more iron into your bloodstream to avoid these issues in the future.
Hair Will Grow Back From Iron Deficiency
Some people worry that if they experience hair loss due to iron deficiency, their hair won't grow back. Fortunately, this isn't true in most cases. As long as a person can get their iron levels up and keep them that way (more on this in a moment), then their hair should start regrowing within several weeks or months.
For some people, hair loss may be significant enough that you consider using a hair regrowth product. Minoxidil, for instance, is a proven medication that can help to restore hair growth in those who are experiencing it due to iron deficiency. Of course, you should always consult your doctor before using any such product.
Getting More Iron Into Your Bloodstream
The best way to avoid the issue of iron deficiency and its related hair loss is by taking proper steps to get more iron into your bloodstream. Diet is a key factor here, as certain foods are very high in iron content. Red meat, for instance, contains a substantial amount of iron and also provides other important nutrients which can help with hair growth and health. Other good sources include broccoli, spinach, black beans and fortified cereals.
Iron supplements are another effective way to get more iron into your bloodstream. Pharmics Inc. offers a wide range of different supplements, including liquid and capsule formulations, so you can choose the best one for you.
In addition to diet and supplements, it's important to be mindful of certain lifestyle habits which can help you get more iron into your system. Don't smoke, for instance, as this has been shown to reduce iron absorption. Exercise regularly and make sure to drink plenty of water every day as well.
Finally, if you think you may be suffering from anemia or iron deficiency, then you should speak with your doctor right away. They can do blood tests and order the proper treatments to help get your iron levels back up and address any hair loss you may have experienced.
By following these steps, you should be able to get your iron levels back to normal and put a stop to any further hair loss caused by this issue. And don't forget – Pharmics Inc. has some of the best iron supplements available to help make sure that your body has all the iron it needs!
Check with your physician before taking an iron supplement or giving an iron supplement to an infant or any child.
*WARNING: Accidental overdose of iron containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep iron containing products out of the reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.
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