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Lose hair rapidly.

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  • Posted By: rickyvogas
  • December 18, 2009
  • 05:11 AM

I am Ricky and My brother has this problem.My brother is 30yo and is starting to lose hair rapidly. He thinks its generic but no other males in our family suffer from baldness. My brother is quite over weight and eats alot of junk food and take away and I was wondering if this could be the cause.

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  • It could well be the cause for that. The healthy condition of the hair depends, to a very large extent, on the intake of sufficient amounts of essential nutrients in the daily diet. Persons with a tendency to lose hair should take a well-balanced and correct diet, made up of foods which, in combination, should supply all the essential nutrients. It has been found that a diet which contains liberal quantities of seeds, nuts, grains, vegetables and fruits would provide adequate amounts of all the essential nutrients. Each food group should roughly form the bulk of one of the three principal meals. These foods should, however, be supplemented with certain special foods such as milk, vegetable oils, honey, wheat germ, yeast and liver... tell your brother to live a healthy lifestyle to prevent hair loss unless he wants t become bald ASAP... :D
    dale91 143 Replies Flag this Response
  • Our hair is made of a type of protein called keratin. A single hair consists of a hair shaft (the part that shows), a root below the skin, and a follicle, from which the hair root grows. At the lower end of the follicle is the hair bulb, where the hair's color pigment, or melanin, is produced. Most people lose about 50 to 100 head hairs a day. These hairs are replaced They grow back in the same follicle on your head. This amount of hair loss is totally normal and no cause for worry. If you're losing more than that, though, something might be wrong. If you have hair loss and don't know what's causing it, talk to your doctor. A doctor can determine why the hair is falling out and suggest a treatment that will correct the underlying problem, if necessary.
    ellencannon 7 Replies Flag this Response
  • Zinc is needed for cell division in the body for the growth and maintenance of muscles and is also required for the synthesis of protein and collagen, which is great for wound healing and a healthy skin. A Zinc deficiency not only produces problems with hair loss, but also with changes in the scalp. The scalp may become dry or flaky and may even be irritated because of the lack of nutrients. You can add zinc to your diet from the following foods: wheat germ ; muscle meat ; fish and egg yolks. If you think that your zinc levels are still low you can purchase zinc supplements from the health store.
    dale91 143 Replies Flag this Response
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