Good blood circulation is essential for the health of the body. When it fails, there are consequences. Even for hair. This is how alopecia and blood circulation are related.
The human body needs to have a circulatory system in perfect condition and that works efficiently. This is necessary for the organs to maintain their vital functions. For example, the hair cycle. If you had not thought about it, alopecia and blood circulation are related. And we tell you how.
The heart beats between 60 and 100 times per minute. With each heartbeat, it sends blood throughout the body, carrying oxygen to all of its cells. After doing this tour with this function return to the heart. From there, the blood is pumped into the lungs, where it is recharged with oxygen. And as long as we are alive, this cycle repeats itself endlessly.
When we say that the circulatory system sends blood to vital organs, we are talking about much more. Blood contains oxygen, hormones, and nutrients that it carries throughout the body. Thus, the cells of organs, muscles, bones and tissues are well nourished. In this way, they can carry out their main functions normally. When finished, the blood collects waste products such as carbon dioxide, to eliminate them.
What happens when blood flow is reduced? That the cells do not receive the oxygen supply necessary to develop their life normally.
What is the relationship between alopecia and blood circulation?
In this process there is a part called microcirculation, whereby the blood reaches the hair follicles
Microcirculation is the flow of blood from the smallest blood vessels in the circulatory system, less than 50 microns in size. It carries oxygen and nutrients to cells, while also removing cellular debris. And so, it reaches the hair follicle and feeds it.
With the correct supply of nutrients, the hair follicles grow, are well nourished and healthy. Which translates into healthy, thick and strong hair.
But if microcirculation suffers, hair health deteriorates. The organs do not receive the necessary oxygen and nutrients. Hair follicles are no longer well-nourished and undergo a process known as miniaturization. Reduces its size from the root.
Hair weakens, becomes devitalized and begins to fall out. If the problem is not resolved, not only will there be weak hair that will fall out, but the lack of nutrient will make it difficult for new hair to grow.
Causes of poor circulation
There are several reasons that can cause deficiencies in blood flow. For example, factors such as a high-fat diet can cause blocked veins and arteries. Also, a diet with excess salt causes a contraction of the blood vessels.
But regardless of these factors, the circulatory system also deteriorates with aging. That is why it is common for older people to have circulation problems.
As we have seen, a poor blood supply means a lower supply of nutrients in the hair follicles. In our Hair Clinic we have treatments to deal with this situation. These treatments are based on substances that improve and restore blood microcirculation in the scalp. In this way, they help the hair follicles to be properly nourished, with the correct supply of nutrients and oxygen.
Among these treatments we have options such as carboxytherapy. It is a protocol that introduces sterile CO2 gas at the subcutaneous or intradermal level. This is carried out with the help of a sophisticated machine using small micro-injections. This process increases blood microcirculation. This improves the supply of nutrients and oxygen to the scalp and hair follicle.
Another treatment with very effective results is the infiltrations of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), which is based on stimulating and accelerating the regeneration of tissues. In this case, the patient’s own blood is used after isolating the growth factors, making it a very safe treatment with no risk of rejection.
If you want more information about these or other treatments or are concerned about hair loss and its weakening, do not hesitate to ask us for an appointment without obligation.