Vitamin D and Hair Loss
Each person faces different challenges when it comes to managing hair loss. If your hair is thinning, you could be deficient in vitamin D. Finding a way to address this could be a useful way to understand how to better treat hair loss.
How is Vitamin D Related to Hair Loss?
Vitamin D is one of the many nutrients that promotes healthy hair growth. In addition to aiding the creation of healthy hair follicles, vitamin D stimulates cells to grow, allows for the efficient metabolization of calcium, and promotes strong bones and healthy skin.
If you are losing your hair, making sure that you are taking in enough Vitamin D won’t necessarily stop your hair loss, but it will strengthen your body’s ability to keep growing your existing hair.
Do I Have a Vitamin D Deficiency?
Some signs that you may be deficient may include feeling depressed, lacking endurance, easily fracturing bones, muscle weakness, chronic fatigue, and high blood pressure. If you suspect you may be deficient, your doctor can measure your vitamin D levels by running some simple blood tests.
In more medically demanding cases, a vitamin D deficiency can point to the presence of medical conditions such as osteoporosis, osteomalacia, and alopecia areata, an autoimmune condition which causes unexpected patchy hair loss.
How Can I Take in More Vitamin D?
Though many factors can contribute to hair loss if a vitamin deficiency is to blame, there are steps to take to help promote your natural hair growth. Spending as few as 15 minutes in direct sunlight each day is an easy way to take in a valuable amount of vitamin D, as well as taking a supplement. The following foods are also rich in Vitamin D:
- Egg yolks
If you are losing hair and looking for ways to manage hair loss, taking a look at vitamin D intake may be a good place to start. However, in many cases of hair loss, vitamin D can only do so much. If you are interested in learning what scalp micropigmentation can do to permanently reverse the appearance of hair loss, call Hairline Ink today at (585) 250-0835.