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diet, hair loss

Androgenetic alopecia, the most prevalent cause of hair loss, runs in families. But whether you’re a man or a woman and you suddenly start shedding a lot of hair that’s otherwise healthy and thick, it’s probably not your genes. In addition to restoring your hair, the professionals at Hair Transplant Centre Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur (Petaling Jaya) can assist you learn the root cause of your hair loss.

If you’re one among the millions of men and women in the world suffering from hair loss, your unhealthy diet may be just as much to blame as your genetics. Let’s go deeper into why bad eating habits lead to hair thinning and what you can do about it. 

Causes of hair thinning and how to fix them

Both severe calorie restriction and overeating can cause deficits or surpluses of nutrients that are necessary for healthy hair.

Consult Dr. Inder about the potential connection between any nutritional deficits you may be experiencing and your hair loss concerns.

Some of the most important dietary elements that influence hair health are discussed here in the meanwhile.


Consuming a diet high in protein has been linked to healthier hair. Because protein makes up the bulk of your hair, consuming too little of it might delay or halt your hair’s development.

However, consuming too much protein might be detrimental to your hair. A lack of biotin (vitamin H) can contribute to hair loss, therefore avoiding protein overload is important. Consult your doctor about your protein consumption if you believe your hair is becoming brittle and shedding more frequently than usual.

Crucial Minerals

Minerals such as iron, zinc, and selenium are essential for healthy hair. Anaemia, brought on by a diet deficient in iron, can interfere with hair development by cutting off the blood supply to the hair follicles.

Because your body can’t make them, zinc and selenium are two examples of critical trace elements you’ll need to get from food. Both selenium and zinc deficits have been linked to hair loss, with the former being responsible for both sudden and gradual thinning.

You may maintain healthy hair by eating iron-rich foods like lentils and other legumes and dark leafy greens like spinach, broccoli, and kale, as well as heart-healthy almonds, which are high in zinc and selenium.

Vital nutrients

Vitamins and minerals are lost with insufficient nutrition, or they are present in excess. In addition, certain essential vitamin deficiencies or excesses are linked to increased hair thinning.

For instance, if you consume excessive amounts of vitamin A, your body will be unable to metabolise it and will instead distribute it throughout the body in excess. Extra vitamin A can disrupt the hair development cycle and lead to abrupt hair loss.

Biotin, or vitamin B7, is essential for healthy hair and may be found in many different foods, including whole grains, soy, and yeast. Hair gets brittle and starts to fall out when biotin levels drop.

As we’ve already established, a lack of iron promotes hair loss, and a lack of vitamin C-rich fruits and vegetables makes it harder for your body to absorb iron. Consume more citrus fruits, potatoes, green peppers, cabbages, and tomatoes to maintain good hair.  

The Benefits of Hair Restoration

Dr. Inder and the staff at  Hair Transplant Centre Malaysia are sensitive to the toll that hair loss may take on your mental and emotional health regardless of the cause.

Your unique treatment plan at  Hair Transplant Centre Malaysia is developed after we carefully evaluate your current scalp and hair condition, as well as your medical and family histories. From your first appointment with Dr. Inder and throughout your hair restoration procedure, our staff is here to help.

Our staff may propose one or more of the following hair restoration procedures for you, depending on the severity of your hair loss and the quality of your current hair.

Get in touch with a local Hair Transplant Centre Malaysia clinic in Kuala Lumpur (Petaling Jaya) to find out more about the possible connection between your diet and hair thinning. To schedule an appointment, please contact us.