Hair health is inextricably linked to nutrient levels in the body. When something goes wrong with your body, your hair is the first to suffer. As a result, hair loss can be the body's first reaction to an immune system problem, particularly when a food deficiency occurs. Many scientific studies conducted by independent health institutions show a strong link between vitamin and mineral deficiencies, malnutrition, and hair loss. People who are genetically predisposed to hair loss, in particular, are adversely affected very quickly and negatively by a lack of nutrition: Hair loss or thinning occurs dramatically in a short period of time, not over a long period of time. Foods have far-reaching effects on your body. In fact, a diet deficient in fatty acids and other nutrients may prevent the formation of new hair, particularly after a hair implant.
The growth and development of the roots, as well as the finalization of the hair, take approximately 6 months after the hair transplant operation. Adopting a healthy nutrition program during this process will help to speed up recovery and ensure a comfortable end to this period. Not only after the operation but also by incorporating healthy eating habits into daily life, hair follicles will be able to grow and renew in a healthy life cycle. After a hair transplant, remember that when you seek treatment for hair loss, it is critical that you eliminate the factors that cause this loss from your life.
Hair is structurally made up of protein. As a result, in order to promote the growth of new hair, you should ensure that your body receives adequate protein. Remember to eat a variety of protein sources that are high in amino acids, such as chicken, fish, eggs, milk, cheese, and raw nuts.
Fatty acids have important functions in the body and are recommended to be consumed after many procedures, including hair transplants, to aid in the healing process. Omega-3-rich foods include mackerel, herring, and salmon, as well as flaxseed, walnuts, and avocado.
Vitamins are important supplements that are found in many diets. Following the operation, it is advised to eat foods high in vitamins (particularly vitamin B), such as brown rice, broccoli, spinach, grain pasta, black beans, lettuce, pepper, almond, and zucchini.
After a hair transplant, it is also a good idea to take care of nutrients containing magnesium, zinc, calcium, and iron. These elements, which are extremely beneficial to human health, will strengthen the hair follicles and allow for a quick transition to the growth phase. Although you must be more detailed in the post-operative process, choosing food is not as difficult as it appears. Vegetables like spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, and peppers, as well as nuts like walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts, are very useful, easy to find, and can be easily incorporated into the daily diet. In addition, you can follow the Mediterranean Diet, which emphasizes fresh vegetables, fruits, olive oil, and white meat.
Although smoking is not considered a food supplement, we would like to remind you that you should avoid all tobacco products, particularly cigarettes, for at least two weeks following the operation.
As with smoking, it is strongly advised to abstain from alcohol for at least two weeks following surgery. Given that alcohol-related deaths are among the top three causes of death, you should keep in mind that alcohol will only harm your body after a hair transplant.
It is not advised to drink coffee the day after surgery. Your doctor can give you specific instructions on how long you should abstain from coffee.
Foods high in saturated fat are your enemies in the post-hair transplant period, as they are in any period. Fast food-style foods, in particular, cause cardiovascular disease and obesity and should not be included in your diet during the recovery period.
Numerous studies show that processed and packaged foods contribute to a variety of diseases, including cancer. Packaged foods containing various chemicals and large amounts of salt, sugar, and sweetening syrup, such as cake, cookie, margarine, chocolate, chips; sausage, bologna, and salami, should be avoided in the post-operative period. It is best to avoid these foods for the rest of your life.
At Asmed, the health of our patients is our top priority. We strive to provide our patients with the highest level of medical care in order to ensure their safety and comfort. We provide detailed information about the process to each patient based on their specific requirements and needs.