My nineteen yr outdated daughter, Siobhan, has a good looking head of thick copper colored hair. She was horrified this morning to find clumps of it coming out when she was washing it in the shower. I had seen for a few weeks that the quantity of crimson hair left within the shower was growing, but just tried to verify she was consuming healthily.
Shedding your hair is a pure a part of the aging course of, clearly for men, but in addition for women, after the menopause. My daughter and that i sat down that night, after work, to discuss her drawback.
It turned out that she has been underneath a variety of stress at work just lately, with extra duty being heaped on her as a result of she is a prepared worker. She has also had the standard share of boyfriend problems and a missed period. Combined with eating junk meals five times a week and drinking half a bottle of vodka at a weekend this was taking part in havoc with her physique chemistry.
Stress can have all sorts of unexpected results. It could cause stomach upsets, wind and pores and skin disorders as well as the extra well-known ailments like asthma and complications.
I went to the chemist for a pregnancy check package, attracting just a few strange looks. Siobhan refused to go for one, so somebody had to. She was not pregnant, so that was one large worry less. I explained to her that stress messes up a womans menstrual cycle and missed intervals are commonly caused by stress.
I made her write out what she had eaten every day over the previous week. It was a horrifying combination of salt, sugar, alcohol, fat and monosodium glutamate. When it was all set down on paper she could see why her body was not functioning normally. It would be a miracle if it had been!
We went to the fridge and freezer with a large black bag. Every thing that was lower than totally wholesome went within the bag. This included oven chips, prepared meals, pork chops, bacon, butter, full fat milk and cheese.
I rang my older daughter, Bernie, to return and take the bag away, that she may have all of it because we no longer needed it. The grandchildren would love all of the forbidden treats.
Siobhan and that i made out a diet listing for the week. This consisted of fruit, vegetables, salads, fish, chicken and vegetarian meals. We made a buying list and went on the market and then to buy every part we needed.
The subsequent morning we both took the day off work, sick, and carried on our life-fashion change dialogue. Exercise works properly in lowering stress levels, so we rang a gym and agreed to go down that afternoon to look around.
Subsequent we looked at our alcohol consumption. Bernie acquired a field of wine and vodka bottles, she couldn’t consider her luck.
Siobhan and I have a approach to go yet, however we have now made a begin on reducing her stress ranges, and it is at all times easier to make lifestyle adjustments if you have firm.
We still have to take a look at her relationship problems and work induced stress, however we have made a great start.