Genetics are one of the most important factors in almost all parts of the human body, and this includes hair as well. Hair growth and hair loss are effected by diet, environment, stress levels, and genetics amongst many other factors.
For those of you who have already lost substantial amount of hair, hair transplants are available to aid you with recovering your former look!
How to Control Hair Loss for Bodybuilders
Keeping your healthy is a combination of both controlling the environment around you, and maintaining a healthy diet that nourishes your hair and skin.
For those of you who cannot control your genetic limitations for hair loss, FUE Hair Transplant Turkey is an excellent resource! Hair transplant is an option for anyone who is not able to grow hair anymore, regardless of genetic factors.
Causes of Hair Loss in Bodybuilders
For bodybuilders, hair loss is primarily caused by DHT. Dihydro-testosterone (DHT) is a byproduct of testosterone, and makes bodybuilders overly susceptible to hair loss at earlier ages. DHT is produced when testosterone is converted by the enzyme 5AR (5 Alpha Reductase).
DHT and 5AR have been associated with hair loss in bodybuilders as studies have shown that people who have high levels of 5AR in their bodies, also have higher levels of DHT; and therefore, are more likely to lose hair earlier in their lives.
If you are genetically disposed to having higher levels of 5AR or DHT in your body, it will be a naturally tougher battle for you to avoid early hair loss (especially if you are a bodybuilder).
Due to this, much research has gone in to products such as Saw Palmetto, which is supposed to inhibit the production and formation of 5AR.
Saw Palmetto and other 5AR inhibitors have been proven to be effective in slowing down the process of hair loss and controlling 5AR, but it has not been able to be effective at all in re-growing hair or helping hair to grow more efficiently.
Although these products are helpful in slowing hair loss, there are more proactive approaches as well.
See Also: Types of Hormones
Diet and Hair Loss in Bodybuilders
Dietary factors are incredibly important in enabling your hair to grow consistently.
A diet which is high in refined sugar, bad dietary fats, and that is low in fruits and vegetables will leave your body depleted and unable to grow hair quickly or at any rate at all.
Salmon is one food which is excellent to help hair grow naturally and healthy.
Salmon contains high amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids, lean protein, and necessary vitamins and minerals for your body. Eating salmon once or twice per week can counteract other bad fats from your diet, and help create a body which can adequately grow hair easily.
Eating a diet high in a variety of fruits, vegetables, fish and other natural foods will ultimately allow your body to work optimally and grow hair easily.
Additional Information: Dietary Changes To Promote Healthy Hair Growth
Stress and Hair Loss
Another factor for growing hair is to limit stress levels in your body overall.
Although bodybuilders can become susceptible to hair loss due to a variety of the different supplements and products that they are taking, exercise is an excellent way to maintain low stress levels.
Certain supplements and products can alter testosterone and hormone levels, and should be avoided if you are genetically more susceptible to hair loss. Weight lifting, cardiovascular work, and many other forms of physical exercise are excellent ways to maintain your bodies stress levels and avoid fatiguing your hormonal systems.
Using infrared saunas is another way which you can control your stress levels, and it will also increase circulation that is necessary for hair growth.
Increasing circulation is necessary for nutrients to be used throughout your body, and an infrared sauna can accomplish this goal while also helping to lower your stress levels!
Choosing A Hair Transplant Clinic (If Necessary)
If you are looking to get yourself a hair transplant, then you will also be thinking as to which clinic offers the best service.
Get a shady clinic to do the hair transplant and you will not just lose money, but can also end up with a horrible looking hair and scalp. And in this post, we look at four factors you should consider before choosing a hair transplant clinic.
“Before And After” Proof
The easiest way to check the quality of a hair transplant service is to ask them to show the before and after pictures of their clients.
What this will show you is the condition of the hair of the clinic’s clients before undergoing surgery, and the condition after the clinic operated on them.
If you think that they have done a good job in transplanting hair on people who earlier had little to no hair, then it is a good indication that the clinic is trustworthy.
And if you can get these ‘before and after’ proofs in video instead of pictures alone, then much better.
While the ‘before and after’ proofs were a testament provided by the clinic, you can get a more accurate information about the clinic’s quality from the people who have actually undergone the hair transplant at the clinic.
Get hold of them, by phone or email, and ask them directly about their experience of the procedure and how successful it has been.
Their testimony will provide additional proof as to the quality of the clinic. If a large number of people share negative experiences, then that is a clinic you definitely should avoid.
What are the qualifications of the surgeon who will be conducting your hair transplant surgery?
Make sure you thoroughly check this out. You must also look into the work history of the surgeon and ensure that he has not done any terrible hair transplants before.
Plus, make sure that you meet him before the surgery and clear all doubts you have regarding his qualification and the procedure he uses.
If you think that a clinic does offer high quality hair transplant service, then the next thing you need to consider is the cost of the procedure. Different clinics can charge you different rates.
Hair transplant cost in Canada is estimated to be between $5000 and $20,000.
And if two different clinics charge you $6000 and $8000 for the exact same procedure, having the exact same quality, then it is obvious that you should choose the cheapest offering since the priciest clinic does not seem to offer you any additional benefit for the extra $2000 you are paying them.
So, check the various clinics against the above factors and you should easily be able to weed out the clinics offering unnecessarily expensive and low-quality hair transplants.
Concluding Thoughts – Hair Loss and Bodybuilders
For many people, hair loss can cause severe stress and anxiety. Controlling dietary factors, stress levels, and the environment around you can aid in your ability to slow hair loss, and increase hair growth. For those of you with no other option, hair transplant is a viable solution!
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