Can this product help with Diffuse Hair Loss?

2 November 2016  |  Editor

Can this product help with Diffuse Hair Loss?

Chronic Telogen Effluvium (Diffuse Hair Loss), predominantly affects women but can also happen to men. It can be caused by a lack of certain nutrients or as a side effect of illnesses including anaemia and thyroid conditions. 

Another common trigger of this persistent hair loss condition is stress either as a result of sudden shock or trauma, including emotional stresses such as divorce or a bereavement or it can be due to prolonged stresses like pressure of work or family life. 

The condition displays as thinning hair all over the scalp and lasts for six months or more – in some cases this can appear gradually over a number of years. However, it can be treated.

Stress causes the body to enter its ‘fight or flight’ mode, which makes the body tense and ready to act to any form of potential threat. 

This causes certain hormones to be released, including cortisol, noradrenaline and adrenaline. These hormones suppress the immune system, increasing blood pressure and blood sugar, in order to produce the rush of energy needed for physical defence. Some of the effects of these reactions include a quicker pulse, rapid breathing, and constriction of blood vessels around the body. Perhaps the most relevant to hair loss is the diversion of blood flow away from the scalp (amongst other parts of the body) which can cause hair follicles spread diffusely across the scalp. This then results in increased shedding around one-to-six months after the stress became unmanageable. 

Should it become prolonged, for instance, in those who have on-going, untreated stress concerns, the chemicals this response creates can build up within the body. This type of stress can change the chemistry of the hair follicles, indicating the end of the active growth of a hair.

Florisene® for women

Florisene is a clinically supported unique formula to help maximise hair growth, particularly to help women with Chronic Telogen Effluvium (Diffuse hair Loss), which affects up to 4.8 million women in the UK and Florisene® is a cost-effective answer for anyone with this problem. 

Research involving hundreds of women has shown that the major cause of CTE is low serum ferritin. This reflects the amount of ‘stored’ iron in the body. For some women, low ferritin levels results in gradual hair loss, the end result to the sufferer being a ‘thinner’ ponytail or less hair to clip back. 

Low serum ferritin in women is now common due to reduced red meat consumption and menstrual blood loss in women of reproductive age. The good news is that research has shown that if the serum ferritin is raised above a certain point then normal hair growth re-establishes. 

Florisene® is a clinically-relevant iron supplementation programme, consisting of a highly absorbable form of iron and a significant level of the essential amino acid L-Lysine, plus 2 other known iron-synergists. Research indicates that low L-Lysine intakes may exacerbate a reduced ferritin level and clinical studies show that for some women ferritin levels will not improve without supplementary L-Lysine. Find out more about Florisene here.