Hair loss facts
Alopecia. A dreaded word for
any man, or woman, who know it's true meaning and who have experienced it
first hand. I'm talking about hair loss. Although alopecia, or hair loss,
can occur anywhere on the body, it is most upsetting when it happens on
the scalp where the loss can be embarrassing and difficult to cover up.
Any number of factors can be attributed to excessive hair loss such as an
illness or major surgery, or the stress related to these. Some medications
can contribute to hair loss. For women, hormone fluctuations, such as
pregnancy can cause hair loss. Hair loss attributed to any of these causes
is generally only temporary.
Most female hair loss occurs over the entire scalp. Women's hair loss
generally begins at any age through 50, or later, and may not have any
hereditary association. If you are a woman experiencing hair loss it is
best to seek advice from a professional in hair restoration. Be aware that
sometimes hair loss can be a sign of illness.
For some women, improper care, or being "hard" on the hair can cause hair
loss. This would be most common for women who wear their hair in pigtails
or tight cornrows. The pulling and tugging can cause hair loss and can
promote scarring of the scalp. If the pulling and tugging are stopped hair
will usually grow back normally. Years of this type of abuse can cause
permanent scarring which can prevent regrowth of hair.
It is believed that approximately 35 million men in the United States
suffer from hair loss that is called male pattern hair loss. This hair
loss usually starts at an early age and develops into more extensive
baldness. This is an inherited trait. This hair loss in men is caused by
what is called DHT, which is a hormone in men that causes the hair
follicle to shrink.
There are many, many treatments that claim to help with hair loss. Natural
shampoos with natural algae and botanicals, shampoo with natural DHT
inhibitors and nutrients, and some treatments that combine essential oils
with a pulsed electromagnetic field. Minoxidil is a cream that is applied
directly to the scalp several times a day. Propecia is a pill taken once
daily which is advertised to be safe and effective for male pattern hair
loss. This is one of the hair loss remedies that claims to halt the
effects of DHT - dihydrotestosterone - the reason men have thinning and
hair loss. Another of these products is Avodart.
When looking through the treatments and remedies available it is important
to remember that hair loss in men and women are caused by different
factors and to choose accordingly.
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