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Foods That May Help With Hair Thinning


The battle against thinning or balding hair has gone internal - here are changes to your diet that exercise that may help with maintaining and delaying hair loss.

One of the main concerns of men and women across the nation is hair thinning and loss. While thinning hair and baldness is mainly genetic, before turning to hair restoration, there are changes that you can make in everyday life to improve the quality of your hair and delay thinning and balding.

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As recently seen on The Doctors, comedian Jon Lovitz tasked the staff with a solution for thinning hair. Dr. Travis Stork says, "Primarily, baldness is predetermined by genetics," but a healthy diet and exercise may promote hair quality and delay the inevitable. Here are a few lifestyle changes that can boost your locks.
  • Protein Hair is mainly made up of protein so a high lean protein diet is key in maintaining luxurious locks. Foods such as chicken and beans are excellent sources of protein.
  • Precious Metals Iron and zinc are imperative to hair follicles to regenerate hair. Red meat and green leafy vegetables are high in iron and zinc and could help grow better hair.
  • Silica A mineral not just found in sand, silica is available in foods such as bean sprouts and bell peppers and can aid in the digestion of nutrients needed to get great hair.
  • Take Another Lap While the emphasis is on a healthier diet to promote hair health, we would be remiss in not mentioning exercise. Exercising stimulates circulation and blood flow and ultimately, may stimulate more hair growth.
Along with these lifestyle changes, Dr. Drew Ordon also recommends over-the-counter and prescription drugs to combat hair loss: Propecia and Rogaine. If you're further along in your hair loss, Dr. Ordon also recommends the option of hair plugs. "Micro plugs have come a long way," he says, "There's some great stuff being done out there."

Boca Ratoon hair transplant specialist Dr. Alan J. Bauman combines FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) with NeoGraft for one of the least invasive hair transplants. Another option is the Fleming/Mayer Flap Transplant which may increase density in hair as well as address balding.

As more people become aware of their options in battling hair loss, whether through diet and exercise change, medications or hair restoration procedures, one thing is for certain - the future has gotten just a bit hairier.