Iron Deficiency and Hair Loss

There are many potential causes of hair loss, some medical and others hereditary, and one of the least known is iron deficiency. Common among women, low levels of iron are a major cause of hair loss and can also cause a lack of energy and dizziness. According to Total Health Magazine, up to 60 percent of women have low iron, which often goes undiagnosed. If you are facing hair loss, or have just noticed that your hair is not growing as quickly as it usually does, a possible cause can be low iron.

Why Are Your Iron Levels Low?

Low iron levels can be caused by many different things, including a lack of iron in your diet, a vitamin C deficiency and too much caffeine. Women need 20 milligrams of this essential nutrient in their diet, but most of us only ingest 8 milligrams.

What Can You Do?

If you are experiencing symptoms of iron deficiency, the first thing to do is talk to your doctor. There are a few different tests available, which can check the amount of iron in your blood, stored in your body and more. Once your doctor diagnoses the problem, changes in diet can be made and iron supplements may be provided to help get your body back on track.

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