Though losing up to 50-60 hairs per day from your scalp is normal, there may be a serious underlying cause if you are experiencing more severe hair loss.
Vitamin D is an important nutrient that, when deficient, can contribute to a number of health issues. Among these, is the potential hair loss. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, Vitamin D also known as the sunshine vitamin can be produced in the body with mild sun exposure or consumed in food or supplements. Vitamin D deficiencies used to be rare when people got regular sun exposure.
In today's society, however, much of the work has shifted to indoor office jobs that allow for little sun exposure. As a result, vitamin D deficiencies are now very common in India.
Telogen effluvium is the loss of hair due to excessive shedding– about 100 to 200 hair per day. It has been experienced by doctors that low ferritin (a protein found in cells that allow them to store iron) and vitamin D levels were associated with both types of hair loss or baldness i.e. TE and Female Pattern baldness.
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease characterized by severe hair loss from the head and other parts of the body. It’s associated with rickets, which is a disease that causes soft bones in children due to vitamin D deficiency. Low vitamin D levels are linked to alopecia areata and may be a risk factor for developing the disease.
One study in people with alopecia areata showed that lower blood levels tended to be associated with a more severe hair loss.
Instead of taking Vitamin D supplement when there is plenty of sun around us, it’s advisable to get some time from busy work schedule and gadgets better to take 30 minutes walk every day and better to have a cup of tea at your courtyard. It’s not only good for hair but it will keep you fit and energetic.
This vitamin is also essential for overall good health and strong bones and also plays an important role in the functioning of your muscles, brain, lungs and heart and ensures that your body fights infection.