As the saying goes, "children laugh, their hair falls off", "children recognize their mother, and their hair falls off." after giving birth to their children, many mothers will encounter such an embarrassing situation. The problem of hair loss is extremely serious, so why is it easy to lose hair after childbirth? How to prevent hair loss after childbirth?
What reason causes postpartum hair loss?
(1) change of hormone level
Hair, like other tissues, has to be metabolized. Generally speaking, every five years we need to replace all the hair, only because the usual hair renewal is carried out by stages and batches, people are not easy to detect. During pregnancy, because the pregnant mother also secretes more estrogen than usual, the life span of hair is prolonged, the speed of hair loss is slower, a large number of hair 'extended service'. After childbirth, the level of estrogen in the body returned to normal, and those "overdue service" hair convenience people have "retired", so they came out of the post natal hair loss.
(2) unbalanced nutrition supply
Some women have a monotonous diet during pregnancy, which can not meet the nutritional needs of the mother and fetus. During the postpartum lactation period, if the new mother has poor digestion and absorption function, or the diet is too monotonous and partial, or even some new mothers diet for postpartum recovery of slim body, it is easy to have a lack of nutrition or unbalanced nutrition, resulting in the lack of protein, vitamin or mineral supply in the body Feet, which affect the body.
Is postpartum hair loss normal?
According to statistics, 35% - 45% of pregnant women will have this kind of hair loss. According to modern medical research, post natal hair loss is a physiological phenomenon. From the perspective of Western medicine, postpartum hair loss is due to changes in hormone level; from the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine, postpartum hair loss is due to deficiency of both qi and blood. Generally in postpartum about 6-9 months to stop, so don't be too nervous.
If the hair loss lasts too long, or the situation is very serious, other reasons should be considered, because many chronic diseases can also cause hair loss. In this case, it is recommended to go to the hospital to see if relevant treatment and intervention are needed.
How to prevent postpartum hair loss?
(1) the new mother should have a correct understanding of postpartum hair loss, which is physiological. When the hair falls off, a large number of new hair grows out. Therefore, it is not necessary to panic. It is necessary to keep the mood comfortable and optimistic.
(2) pay attention to a reasonable diet, eat more fresh vegetables, fruits and seafood, beans, eggs, and avoid eating too much greasy and spicy fatty food.
(3) comb your hair with wood comb or massage rhythmically. Wash your hair frequently to stimulate the scalp and promote the blood circulation of your head.
(4) postpartum oil content of hair and scalp will increase, and excessive oil content will aggravate hair loss. Therefore, shampoo regularly.
How to care for hair loss after childbirth?
Post natal hair loss is mainly a process of endocrine change, so no special care is needed. If the hair loss is more serious, you can also take oryzanol, B vitamins, calcium agents, blood nourishing and hair generating drugs under the guidance of doctors, and rub the affected area with ginger slices, generally new hair will grow within 5-9 months.
After hair loss, do not blindly use drugs and supplements. Some drugs affect the normal development of infants through milk, blind supplements, resulting in excess heat in the body, but harmful to health.
Eating some foods will be conducive to long hair, such as green vegetables with high content of basic inorganic salts (calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, etc.), which can neutralize the acid substances in the body that are not conducive to hair growth, and make it a non-toxic substance to be discharged from the body.