The role of iron deficiency in hair loss is well established, particularly in women, who are more prone to anaemia due to iron depletion during their monthly cycle. However, there have been few objective studies to establish the part that other micronutrient deficiencies may play in unexplained hair loss.
The amino acid L-lysine is involved in the absorption of iron and zinc, both of which are required by the body for normal hair growth. L-lysine is present in many foods, but is only readily bioavailable in meat, fish, eggs and legumes. As the body cannot make its own L-lysine but must obtain it through the diet, this means that vegans who do not eat enough legumes are at risk of deficiency, as are athletes who train heavily.
Hair loss can have many different causes, so while a healthy diet is important, it is sensible to see an expert to establish the underlying reason for thinning hair, patchy hair loss or other hair problems. Hair loss generally does not go away by itself, and may worsen if left untreated. The specialists at the Belgravia Centre are experienced in diagnosing a wide range of conditions and are able to give practical support and advice as well as prescribing treatment that is clinically proven to be safe and effective.
The Belgravia Centre is the only UK clinic with an in-house pharmacy specialising in proven medications to stabilise hair loss and promote regrowth. Diagnosis, prescribing and supplying medications and monitoring progress all takes place under one roof, for your convenience. You can see some of our impressive success stories here.
To arrange a free consultation with one of our specialists, call 020 7730 6666 to book an appointment, or send us a message with any enquiry you might have. Alternatively, if you can’t get to the London centre (which is conveniently situated a few moments from Victoria station) you can complete the online diagnostic form for worldwide advice on a home use hair loss treatment programme designed to fit your needs.