Losing Weight and Hair Loss

We all know that in order to lose weight, one must be consuming fewer calories than they are burning. It’s this caloric deficit that leads to our bodies feeding on existing fat stores to produce energy. What we don’t realize is that this can sometimes come at a cost.

When we make the choice to eat fewer calories, we usually do so by cutting out sugar foods and opting for low-calorie options that have a smaller amount of calories per serving. When we do that, we don’t often stop to think about the amount of vitamins and minerals we are also eliminating from our diet.

A drastic reduction in calories has to come at a cost, and this cost is a depletion of vitamins and minerals. As such, our bodies react to this depletion in different ways. Hair loss may be the result of such a depletion for some people.

When you think about this, it makes a lot of sense. After all, it’s better for our bodies to shed some hair to conserve energy than it would be to put our various organ systems at stake. We need protein to power our bodies.

While our hair also needs protein to grow, hair is largely a secondary feature of our bodies. A patch of thin hair won’t impact our health as severely as muscle atrophy or organ failure. Of course, there are a few things that can help combat weight loss-related hair loss. For one, maintaining adequate protein can ensure that your body has enough to spare for your hair. If you’re already experiencing thinning hair, Rejuvenate SMP recommends scalp pigmentation. This process helps even out balding areas on your scalp to create a natural looking hairstyle, something that’s perfect for someone undergoing hair loss.

Eczema and Hair Loss

Anyone who has eczema can agree that it’s one of the most stubborn medical conditions to deal with. There are about a million products out there promising to stop the itch and reduce redness, and many of them end up making the situation even worse. One side effect of eczema that most people don’t know about is hair loss.

While eczema of the scalp, also known as seborrheic dermatitis, doesn’t outright cause hair loss, it can lead to a minor loss of hair. Patches of dry, irritated skin on the scalp is an open invitation for someone to spend hours scratching and picking at their scalp. In addition to removing dry skin, this habit can also result in hair coming out.

How much hair comes out?

It’s not the case that each time someone scratches their scalp, a chunk of hair comes out. It’s more likely that a couple of strands will come out. However, someone with an extremely irritated scalp is likely to spend a lot of time battling the itch. In turn, this can contribute to a lot of hair being lost each time!

How can I deal with this?

The obvious answer here is to stop scratching. However, it’s incredibly difficult to resist the temptation, especially because a lot of people with eczema have dealt with it their whole lives- they’re used to scratching, and even more used to people without eczema telling them that it’s easy to stop scratching. One tip is to use an anti-dandruff shampoo. While seborrheic dermatitis isn’t quite dandruff, they’re similar enough so that this shampoo can help mitigate some of the itch. If the hair loss is significant, Scottsdale Hairlines recommends scalp micropigmentation. This can help cover up patchy areas while the dermatitis is being treated.

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Understanding Lupus

Many of us have heard lupus discussed in the media, but how many of us actually understand the disease? Can we recognize the symptoms and do we know about any possible avenues for treatment? I decided to research for myself to discover more about the condition.

What is Lupus?

Lupus is an autoimmune condition that occurs when the body creates antibodies — which protect our bodies from viruses and bacteria — that attack healthy tissues. As a result, the body is often struck with pain and inflammation.

Despite the lack of knowledge about lupus, many people are living with the disease. According to the Lupus Foundation of America, 5 million people are living with the condition internationally, with 16,000 new diagnoses each year.

Symptoms of Lupus

There are many signs you may want to look for if you suspect that you are living with lupus. These symptoms include:

  • Tiredness
  • Headaches
  • Swollen joints
  • Anemia
  • Rashes on the Cheeks and Nose
  • Hair Loss

Many of these signs and symptoms are common in other illnesses, so it is important to speak with your doctor to find out if what you are experiencing is truly lupus or not.

A Note on Hair Loss

Hair is an important aspect of many people’s identity and self-confidence, and losing hair as a result of lupus may be difficult to deal with. Lucky, there are a variety of options out there. You can take medicine or apply a topical treatment, or maybe try out scalp micropigmentation treatments from companies like Team Micro. Either way, you don’t have to suffer a drop in confidence.

Treating Lupus While there is currently no cure for lupus, there are things you can do to improve the quality of your life. Many doctors will recommend medications that can manage symptoms and protect your body from damaging itself.