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The root cause

THE ASIAN AGE. | KALPANA SHEKHAWAT
Published : Sep 19, 2017, 12:18 am IST
Updated : Sep 19, 2017, 12:18 am IST

Your hair fall is letting you in on several secrets about your health.

Naomi Campbell
 Naomi Campbell

If you thought Naomi Campbell, Kim Kardashian and Oprah Winfrey have always just carelessly rocked their gorgeous manes without a single worry, we have news for you. Hair fall is a condition that plagues most of us but what a lot of us overlook is the fact is that it could be directly associated to multiple health issues. Taking a deeper look at the root cause of your hair fall will help you understand that your body’s lack of basic vitamins or inadequate absorption of them is what is really troubling you. Conditions like gut flora or an irrational intake of anti acids to aid digestion could all be contributing factors. Functional medicine practitioners can help you identify underlying mineral deficiencies and correct the issue with extensive blood work and oligoscan tests. 

Heavy metals are highly prevalent in our environment and being unable to detox points to possible poor liver and kidney functioning. Speak to an expert like a functional medical practitioner who will guide you on removing this toxic overload by providing a variety of solutions. Dietary guidelines, IV Detox drip therapy and oral nutrition supplementation therapy being the most common ones.  Another issue, several women deal with is hormone imbalance such as oestrogen dominance and lack of progesterone in females. Thyroid disorders, relating to autoimmunity, can be addressed by ensuring supplementation of the deficient nutrients essential for good thyroid functioning. Functional medicine thoroughly helps balance hormones with an all natural bio identical hormone replacement therapy.

Fungal or parasitic infections are also possible due to small intestinal bacterial overgrowth or fungal infestation of the intestine. GMO foods and gluten in grains tend to damage the intestinal endothelium causing undigested food particles to pass through your gut lining and incite an immune reaction! Poor lifestyle choices are the most common cause of autoimmunity, but worry not as these can be treated consequently after identifying the symptoms. It is important to remove the exiting infection and its recurrence for complete cure. But the biggest giveaway of hair fall is stress. Identifying and removing factors of stress from your life can surprisingly reduce hair fall. Holistic approaches, which address all the above-mentioned issues can give the patient suffering from hair fall a complete solution.  

— The writer is a functional medicine practitioner and bio hormone therapy consultant. 

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