Bulimia is an eating disorder usually characterized by a pattern of eating that involves bingeing and purging.
Do you know an answer to a following question. Biotin but some days it looks worse or just not improving, how long until I see results? All four of these conditions on their own can contribute to hair loss. Sadly, my hair has EXTREMELY thinned out and I am desperate for my old thick and gorgeous hair! People with bulimia may become deficient in certain nutrients, may develop a high level of acidity in the body, have poor blood circulation, and are often dehydrated. It’s a well I WAS bulimic for about five months but day it had been almost a month since I have stopped. Put them all altogether, plus the psychological stress, and you have the perfect storm for hair loss.
Hair is made from a protein called keratin, identical protein also found in skin and nails.
There are three primary phases of hair growth. Poor circulation means less blood flow to the scalp, which further starves hair of nutrients. As does dehydration, high acidity also makes it harder for hair to thrive which makes hair dry and brittle. Hair growth is amongst the first functions to go because the body prioritizes vital organs over hair, when your body becomes deficient in protein and certain vitamins. The final stage is the loss phase. Hair loss occurs because the rate of hair loss increases and because hair isn’t being replenished at identical rate. Essentially, all of this explains why it’s taking a while for your hair to return to normal. So, thus, the hair growth cycle becomes disrupted. Eventually, in the second, hair grows also from the shaft. On the first stage, hair grows from the root. Ok, and now one of the most important parts. While leading to premature hair loss, both nutrient deficiency and gastric problems can result in the first two stages being cut short.
Bulimia can also cause complications with kidney, liver, and heart functioning. Again, the fact that you have stopped your bingeing and purging and are recovering is wonderful news for your health all around, hair included. The bad news is that it can take awhile for hair to return to its previous state, the good news is that hair loss is temporary. You see, as long as the acidity is harmful to both soft tissue and teeth, excessive vomiting can cause damage to one’s stomach. The psychological distress of bulimia, there are lots of physiological problems that can develop, of which hair loss is just one. Hopefully you are getting the support you should maintain healthy eating. It generally takes 6 to 12 months before hair growth starts to resume normally. Congratulations to you for your month bulimia free!