When you see hair strands all over your fingers, comb, pillow or wash basin you get into panic mode. The very thought of going bald or even thinning on top can be terribly frightening. What are people going to say? Will all your dates reject you? Will balding affect your relationships? Will people cast you aside as an elderly person? These are just some of the scary questions that revolve around the mind of a person who is going through the initial stages of hair loss. Before you address these questions, you need to unearth the underlying cause of your hair loss. For some people, hair loss is a problem that is triggered by hormonal imbalance.
Hair loss due to hormonal imbalance is anything but a rarity. In fact, this is something that can affect anybody at any period in time. Hormonal imbalance is even more common in women, especially during times of pregnancy. During those painful nine months, the hormones in a woman’s body are all over the place. The hormonal levels tend to remain unstable throughout the period of pregnancy. This can lead to a number of unwanted medical conditions including hair loss. A similar case of hormonal imbalance is observed during menopause, which is a biological phase that is often associated with significant loss of hair.
If you are going through pregnancy or menopause, it does not mean that the hormonal imbalance and hair loss are beyond your control. You might not be able to completely stop hair loss (there is still no certified cure for hair loss), but you can certainly do your best to slow down its progression. The following are steps to a tailor made treatment plan that will help you put huge speed bumps in front of the hair loss juggernaut that is haunting you.
1) Give Stress Reduction Therapy a Try
The less stress you have in your life, the lower are your chances of suffering from hormonal imbalance and going through hair loss. Stress overload can never be a good thing. Most people tend to ignore the amount of stress they carry till they are diagnosed with a medical condition triggered by stress. While hair loss requires no diagnosis (in most cases) it should be a reminder to you that you need to curb down the amount of stress in your life. This can be achieved in the form of a stress reduction therapy. Stress reduction therapies need not be complicated. It can be performed in the form of swimming, meditating or cycling. Choose an activity that gives your peace of mind.
2) Drink Enough Water
This is the simplest piece of advice that you can ever receive, but it is one that you should not take lightly. Those who do not drink water in sufficient quantities are more likely to suffer from hormonal imbalance than those who do. You do not carry a water flask with you all day long. Drinking 10 to 12 glasses of water every day should be good enough. Make sure that you drink a glass of water before going to sleep and after waking up. Drinking water helps to flush out toxins from your body and keep the cells (including the cells in the hair) rejuvenated.
3) Develop an Exercise Routine
One of the simplest and easiest ways of keeping all hormone related problems away from your life is by engaging in regular exercise. Exercising three to four times a week for 20 minutes will help maintain the health of your body and hair. You should focus on a combination of cardio and strength training. This helps to balance the hormones in your body and increase the blood circulation. As you must be aware, increased blood circulation helps transfer nutrients to the hair follicles and hair strands.
Make sure that you do not go overboard with your exercise routine. Exercising on a regular basis is good as long as you keep it within limits. There is ample evidence to suggest that excessive exercise leads to increased hair fall.
4) Let Go of Unhealthy Habits
Conditions such as hormonal imbalance and hair loss feed on unhealthy habits. The more you can avoid these the better will be your chances of recovering from hair loss. Drinking alcohol, smoking, midnight meals and consuming food with extra fat and carbohydrates are activities that you need to give up. This will allow your lifestyle to be clean and improved, giving your hair room to become stronger, thicker and healthier.
5) Use Women’s Rogaine
Rogaine is a hair loss product that has been approved by the FDA. It is known to be helpful in the treatment of hormonal imbalance and hair loss. This however does not mean that it is an immaculate remedy for hair loss. The product has its own fair share of side effects. You might want to go through the cons of using Rogaine before using it. In most cases, Rogaine produces positive results.