Aging And Hair Loss
As you grow older, it is common to begin to notice several changes that occur within your
One of the changes that both males and females may experience is hair
If you are noticing that your hair is falling out, you may be able to attribute it to
Understanding why this occurs with age and how to prevent problems can help you to fight hair
loss, as you grow older.
This problem is especially prominent in aging men, although women also suffer from
Hair grows through follicles, or openings of the skin that are in the
scalp. Hair on the body is a protein-based substance.
Usually, one individual hair strand will last for four to five years then naturally fall
When it falls out, it will be replaced with a new growth of hair, which will then take over
that particular follicle.
When you are younger, it is easier to take in the proper amounts of protein and produce more
hair. However, if you are aging, there will be a difference in the hair growth because of the
amount of protein that you need to produce the hair.
When you begin to age, the replacement of hair in the follicle of the scalp begins to slow
This is because of the slowing down of the body as you age. Less protein is produced because
there is not as much growth or change that is occurring throughout one’s system.
This lack of protein can causes hair to fall out and not to be replaced as quickly, which
causes baldness, as well as thinning of hair.
Another part of this hair loss is that many people will also begin to lose pigment from the
hair that is already in place.
One may notice that as they age, that their hair may not only fall out and not be replaced,
but may also result in hair strands being smaller and thinner.
This is attributed to the loss of thickness that is produced and needed for hair as one
Aging and hair loss will affect men and women differently when it begins to
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With women, hair loss will mean that the hair will simply become thinner as it is not
producing as much pigmentation. In men, however, this
hair will be lost from the front of the scalp to the back.
It is not only attributed with the changes in protein and pigment, but also to the hormone of
This causes the protein and pigmentation to react in a different way and not produce as much
for the body and head, which leads to hair loss.
As you become older, you may begin to notice that you are experiencing hair
This is related to natural changes that occur in the body. These then relates to the
amount of pigmentation, hormones and proteins that are being produced.
If you are aging and recognize hair loss, you can be assured that it is a natural part of the
You can add more protein to your diet in order to help with this, or find a variety of
supplements that can help you to age gracefully.