FREE Delivery Over £40 SAFE And SECURE Online Shopping Lowest Prices Guaranteed
Search the whole site for articles and discussions
View a factfile for a specific condition or supplement
Ailments
e.g. Alzheimer's Disease, AMD
Health Topics
e.g. A healthy digestive system, Ageing
Learn more about
e.g. Boning Up on Calcium, What Makes a Good Multivitamin
We'll beat any price* Guaranteed
Price Match Promise
  • 24/7 price watch
  • Never beaten on price
  • No hassle price match
*Based on our price match policy, terms apply.
Why Use
Vitamin Bay?
Free shipping Free shipping
We offer free UK Delivery on orders over £40
Great Service Great Service
Fast delivery and qualified health advice at the end of the phone or keyboard
Competitive prices Competitive prices
We offer unbeatable prices on genuine top brands
Read More >

Hair Loss

Hair LossAlopecia is a common term used to describe hair loss. An average individual loses about 100 hair a day. The hair is actually dead keratin cells, produced by follicles. Each follicle has a different life cycle that may be influenced by several factors, including disease, age, etc. The most common type of baldness starts affecting males and females when they reach their 40s. Generally most hair loss is not due to any internal disease or illness. Genetic factors, ageing or family history may be linked to hair thinning. Often normal life variations, like hormonal changes, nutritional changes and severe stress may contribute to hair loss.

Symptoms and Causes

Experts link several health conditions, such as iron deficiency, thyroid, to hair loss.

  • Hair thinning: If you are suffering from hair loss, check if your hair is thinning excessively.
  • Hair fall: If your hair is shedding, you will find clumps of hair falling out.
  • Baldness: You may notice hair loss all over your scalp or only in one area, known as focal hair loss.

With inherited hair loss in women, hair thinning is over the entire scalp, whereas in men, bald spots occur on top of the head or around the forehead.

Treatment

Increasing your intake of proteins can aid in hair growth. If your consumption of proteins is less, your body will use them for other essential functions. B complex vitamins can help promote healthy hair growth.