Healthy Living

2017

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16 — Healthy Living Thursday, June 29, 2017 B y E T H A N S MI T H es mit h @ ne wsarg us.co m T hro ug ho ut t he years, goi ng bal d has bee n a worriso me t hi ng for ma ny me n. Do yo u s have it a n d go wit h t he flo w? Or do yo u try a n d salvage w hat yo u have left? Do yo u get a to u pee? Hair pl ugs, eve n? Do yo u start weari ng a wig? Or do yo u start styli ng yo ur hair i n a ne w way to cover u p t he s pots? L uc kily i n 2017, t here are a gra- cio us ple nty of o ptio ns for peo ple see ki ng to kee p or regro w t heir hair. If yo u notice it early o n, try usi ng esse ntial oils to massage yo ur scal p wit h or usi ng a gree n tea ri nse. Ri nses a n d massages wit h esse ntial oils a n d gree n tea are a n o ptio n beca use t hey pro mote bet- ter circ ulatio n t hro ug ho ut yo ur scal p, kee pi ng yo ur hair follicles alive. T he reco m me n de d esse ntial oils are lave n der or bay mixe d wit h al mo n d or sesa me oil. J ust mas- sage yo ur scal p daily for a fe w mi n utes. Ot her to pical treat me nts i ncl u de over t he co u nter treat- me nts t hat yo u ca n b uy at a ny local big box store. T hese te n d to give me n goo d res ults to slo w or reverse hair loss. Yo u ca n also co ns ult yo ur doctor abo ut getti ng professio nal treat- me nt, s uc h as hair pl ugs or e nter- i ng a hair regro wt h progra m. After yo u ma ke yo ur a p poi nt- me nt, co nsi der ma ki ng a fe w lifestyle c ha nges w hile yo u are waiti ng.. T hese ca n i ncl u de dietary c ha nges, exercise c ha nges a n d more. Not o nly does t his hel p slo w hair loss, b ut t here may be so me resi d ual be nefits, too. Try to i ncl u de more lea n protei n i n yo ur diet by eati ng lea n meats, fis h, soy or ot her so urces of pro- tei n. T hese foo ds are ofte n ric h i n Vita mi n B-12, w hic h is goo d for bot h e nergy a n d slo wi ng hair loss. Ot her to p lifestyle c ha nges i ncl u de ta ki ng care of t he hair yo u do have a n d re d uci ng stress levels as m uc h as possible. Avoi d br us hi ng yo ur wet hair, a n d also avoi d to wel- dryi ng yo ur hair by r ubbi ng it really dry wit h a to wel. I nstea d, try usi ng a blo w- dryer or yo u ca n j ust let yo ur hair air- dry. Also avoi d usi ng pro d ucts t hat ca n i ntro d uce hars h c he micals i nto yo ur hair. W hile red uci ng stress warra nts a n e ntire separate article, t he most basic of met ho ds i ncl u de getti ng so me exercise, me ditati ng or tal k- i ng or writi ng abo ut w hat yo u are ex perie nci ng to be able to wor k t hro ug h it. Yo u do n't have to beco me a gy m- frea k — wal ki ng, s wi m mi ng or bi ki ng for 30 to 60 mi n utes a day is e no ug h to hel p. It is reco m me n de d to avoi d wigs e ntirely if yo u are losi ng yo ur hair — t hey ca n act ually accelerate t he process. T he last lifestyle c ha nge t hat's reco m me n de d is to begi n ta ki ng vita mi ns. W hile t here's a w hole worl d of u n prove n s u p ple me nts o ut t here, a daily m ultivita mi n a n d ta ki ng fis h oil hel p kee p yo ur hair healt hy. O utsi de of t hese lifestyle c ha nges, yo ur best bet will be to co ns ult a professio nal w ho ca n hel p yo u get yo ur hair bac k. 34 D S P0617J © 919.736.4319 M o n d ay-Frid a M o n d ay-Frid ay 9am -5:30p m 9am -5:30p m 1717 E. Ash Street, Sunrise Shopping Center, Goldsboro P RI C E • Q U ALIT Y • S E R VI C E W E A C CEPT A NY D O CT O R 'S E YE GL ASS P RES C RIPTI O NS. O NE H O U R EYE GL ASSES Bria n, Ric har d & Ra n dy WE A C CE PT C o m m u nity Eye Care I ns ura nce & m ore 1 Hour Service Me n w h o have a bal d s p ot ca n use hair pl u gs. The options are many for those men losing their natural hair For more infor mation on other heath issues, see the health page in each Thursday's Goldsboro Ne ws-Argus, where you'll find a variety of topics relating to health.

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