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The Most Common Female Hair Loss Treatments

By Mark Ferguson

Thinning or loss of hair is a problem many women have to face. This can cause anxiety and embarrassment, as bald men are often okay socially, bald or balding women often feel much more embarrassment. Women’s hair loss is on the rise, and there doesn’t seem to be a reason for it. This article will discuss the most common forms of female hair loss treatments.

The health of your follicles and scalp are directly linked to how healthy you eat. A healthy, balanced diet rich in protein but low in fat and carbohydrates is essential to prevent any further loss or thinning. Also important is ensuring you are ingesting enough fatty omega threes, that are found in nuts, oils, and fish.

Healthy diets often have balanced nutritional needs, such as daily recommended vitamins. However, there are some supplements doctors will advise women experience thinning should add to their daily diet. Biotin, which is a form of the vitamin B12, is found in many foods, but it is hard to get the recommended daily amount without a supplement. Another vitamin suggested is zinc.

There are some herbal remedies that have shown improvement in growth. Common herbs that are traditionally used include licorice extract and horsetail. Palmetto is a new discovery that may aid, and many people will wash their scalps with apple cider vinegar to simulate growth.

Besides diet, vitamins and herbal remedies, there are also medical prescriptions that can be prescribed to women. Only two are FDA to specifically treat thinning hair; minoxidil and finasteride. There are other drugs that are linked with aiding new growth, but are specifically for this purpose. Your doctor can help you learn about other drugs available.

Thinning or loss of hair is a frustration that many women experience. It is often linked with genetics or aging, but not to damage due to products or heat. Women can turn to diet, vitamins, herbs, or medical prescriptions as forms of female hair loss treatments, and doctors all advise once you notice a problem to to take swift and immediate steps to prevent future loss.

If want ot find out more about Female Hair Loss Treatments be sure to check out the Farjo website where you will find authoritative information about the subject.

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