Human aging is the biological process that is unavoidable but controllable with a healthy diet with complex carbohydrates, green foods, garlic, onion, water and juices that will help to decrease the aging process to some degree. It also helps to reduce the amount of DHT produced in our body, result in postponing hair loss to our scalp.
Minerals such as calcium, iron, copper, chromium, iodine, zinc, and magnesium are necessary to maintain healthy hair growth. The mineral deficiency will reduce the chance to regulate the blood circulation that promotes healthy hair growth and thyroid hormones that prevent dry hair and hair loss as well as defects in hair color. Too much iron is toxic to your body. Be sure to talk to your doctor before taking any mineral supplement.
Oxygen deficiency in your blood weakens the hair follicles, leading to dryness of the scalp and hair loss. An uncontrolled diet that is high in saturated fat causes cholesterol building up in your arteries resulting in less oxygen in your bloodstream. Also, cigarette smoking and second-hand smoke reduce the blood flow and increase the blood clotting activity of cells which would clog the blood flow and damage arteries causing oxygen deficiency and results in weakening of the hair follicles.
Side effects of medications taken
Some medications contain elements that might cause hair loss such as lithium, warfarin, heparin, and amphetamines. When hair loss is a side effect of a medication, hair growth usually returns to normal once the drug is stopped.
Genetic hair loss
Hair loss is due to heredity. It is passed down from generation to generation. Genetic hair loss appears predominately in men but may also appear in a few selective women.