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Hair loss in women

By 9 March 2020No Comments

Hair loss in women can be related to a reduction in iron in the blood.

The dosage of ferritin (protein that carries iron in the blood) is a value that can be used to determine if the increased hair loss is due to a deficiency of iron reserves.

If our body needs iron, the first sites that are exhausted are the skin appendages (hair and nails).

Lactoferrin is a protein found in breast milk and colostrum, it has the function of transporting iron. It has numerous functions, including an antimicrobial, bactericidal and fungicidal activity. Also useful in iron deficiency, it regulates the production of the hormone hepcidin produced by the liver which, if in excess, limits the transport of iron in the blood. Lactoferrin manages to balance this fundamental step by helping the iron to pass into the blood, where it will then be taken to the various tissues and used.