Intro to Iron Deficiency and Postpartum Hair Loss
Postpartum hair loss can be very disheartening and troublesome for many women.
We’re aware of hormones dramatically changing during pregnancy.
We’ve all heard of crazy cravings, like pickles and ice cream, right?
These hormones also affect our hair.
During pregnancy, you’ll see an increase in estrogen, progesterone, oxytocin, and prolactin.
There will even be an increase in blood volume.
There could even be up to 50% greater volume than usual!
Your increased levels of estrogen are preventing you from losing your normal rate of hair.
This means the usual 80-100 hairs people lose daily
stay anchored for longer!
This is then compounded by the increased circulation of your increased blood volume.
Once your baby arrives and your hormones and blood volume return to pre-pregnancy levels,
your hair makes up for lost time by falling out in larger amounts than it had been while pregnant.
Now, it’s normal to have increased shedding after giving birth but there may be some easy things you can do to minimize the loss.
The timing is largely determined by your hormone levels.
During this time, doing all the right things for your follicles is most important to be sure that the follicles are properly nourished to avoid the death of those follicles.
Many overlook the importance of iron in their diet.
If you are not getting enough iron through your diet, you may experience excessive hair shedding (Telogen Effluvium), or you may find that your hair will not grow past a certain length.
Iron Deficiency and Postpartum Hair Loss
***Before you continue reading, please note that we are not medical professionals and are not making any claims or giving any medical advice.***
Iron is a mineral essential to our health.
Its most important function is to aid in producing red blood cells.
Red blood cells contain a protein called hemoglobin, which carries oxygen through our bloodstream to all our organs and tissue, which includes
your hair follicles.
Iron also optimizes energy levels, nourishes muscles (including your heart), and helps the immune system function.
It’s vital for total body health and well-being…
and hair growth!
If you do not have enough iron in your body, you may develop a condition called iron deficiency anemia.
With a lack of red blood cells, your body lacks oxygen. It will channel the available oxygen supply to vital organs to keep them alive, rather than
your hair follicles. Without oxygen, your hair follicles stop functioning properly, causing slow growth and hair loss.
It’s important to consume plenty of iron through diet.
Those that are vegetarian, vegan, and if you frequently exercise because some iron is lost through sweat should pay particular attention to their iron intake through diet.
Anemia can occur if your diet lacks iron-rich foods or if you are not absorbing iron adequately.
The symptoms of iron deficiency anemia include:
Lack of energy
Slow hair growth
Conclusion to Iron Deficiency and Postpartum Hair Loss
Given this alarming time of sometimes horrific hair loss,
you want to be sure you are doing all the right things to
nourish and reactivate those fallen hair follicles.
It’s a critical time that many miss and live their mommy-hood with hair that’s never quite the same.
Come on, you are BUSY!!!! We get it!
Ask your doctor to test your iron levels if you notice your hair isn’t growing as long or as fast as it used to or if you have excessive hair loss.
Fortunately, there are things you can do to minimize the loss and care for your scalp to optimize hair regrowth.
If you discover you are anemic, try not to stress — hair loss due to anemia is reversible, and your doctor can prescribe an iron supplement.
It is important to follow the dosage you are given because taking more than prescribed will not lead to faster results and high iron levels can also be dangerous. You may also want to ask your doctor to suggest changes to your diet.
The most beneficial treatment for anemia and hair loss is making sure you’re getting enough iron through good nutrition and supplementation. Good sources of iron are meat, liver, shellfish, nuts, leafy green vegetables, dried fruit, beans, and whole grains.
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