Iron deficiency can affect health in a number of ways. But let me tell you one of the significantly less discussed effects of iron deficiency, i.e., hair fall.
It is the essential part of hemoglobin that carries oxygen in our blood. Lower levels of iron will result in lower hemoglobin and eventually lower oxygen to many of our cells, thus affecting their functioning. One of them would be our hair follicles. And that will cause our hair to fall.
Both the male type of baldness and the female type of baldness have been observed in people who had lower iron levels. In severe cases, it can result in bald spots. But the good news is that this hair fall is not permanent. For address hair fall, you should address the root cause. In this case, you can regrow your hair by having a good diet and monitoring your blood iron levels.
Be careful! You should not be taking iron supplements and eating too many green leafy vegetables if you have any other underlying disease. It is better to see a doctor and get your blood tests done before taking such measures.
Dr. Iqra Mubashar is a registered Pharmacist originally from Pakistan, Lahore. She has earned her pharmacy degree from the University of veterinary and animal sciences, Lahore. She has completed her internship as a trainee from Children hospital, Lahore. She has completed her research work in clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutics. She has worked as a healthcare documentation head in Al-Qasim enterprises, Islamabad. She has specialized in prescription handling, drugs information, literature research, patient counseling and pharmaceutical care plans. Her research work on coronavirus is under publication.