Hair Loss & Graying of Hairs may be due to deficiency of Vitamins & Iron!

Many of my patients suffer with the various nutritional deficiencies and this not only impact their general health, but also affect hair health. Tthere are certain nutritional elements that can affect the hair growth as well as hair color. In my practice I routinely see such patients having these nutritional deficiencies and that results either in premature graying of hairs or hair fall or hair loss.

How to Prevent Hair Loss & Graying of Hairs in Nutritional Deficiencies?

To prevent hair loss & graying of hairs, I recommend my patient to maintain these nutritional elements at sufficient levels such as Vitamin B12, Vitamin D3, Calcium & Iron levels. Below are some food sources for each of these nutrients required for good hair health.

You can download file given below to get list of such food items in Hindi as well:

Rich Sources of Vitamin D3:

Vitamin D3 is synthesized naturally in our body when sunlight hits our skin. Apart from this natural Vitamin D production there are certain foods that can provide Vitamin D to our body –

  • Fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel
  • Cod liver oil
  • Egg yolks
  • Fortified foods such as milk, orange juice, and cereal

Rich Sources of Calcium:

  • Dairy products such as milk, yogurt, and cheese
  • Leafy green vegetables such as kale, broccoli, and spinach
  • Fortified foods such as cereal and juice
  • Tofu made with calcium sulfate

Rich Sources of Vitamin B12:

  • Animal products such as meat, poultry, fish, and eggs
  • Dairy products such as milk, yogurt, and cheese
  • Fortified foods such as breakfast cereals and plant-based milk alternatives
  • Nutritional yeast

Rich Sources of Iron:

  • Red meat such as beef and lamb
  • Poultry such as chicken and turkey
  • Seafood such as clams and oysters
  • Beans and lentils
  • Leafy green vegetables such as spinach and kale
  • Fortified cereals and breads

Nutrition is Key to Good Health as well as Hair Health

So balanced diet is indeed most necessary step to get good health and good hair health. If you are suffering from hair loss or graying of hairs please contact us on +91 9166046591 to book appointment with me. Your feedback motivate me to write more and more articles that may be helpful for your looks and beauty.

Dr Upavan Pandya (MBBS, MD)

Founder & Cosmetic Dermatologist

Vibra Skin & Hair Clinics, Udaipur

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