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It can be a big shock when you discover that you have hair loss. There is nothing much worse that finding handfuls of hair on your pillow. Or taking a shower and looking down to see strands of your hair in the drain.
The end result is that you might have to come to terms with your hair loss. However, you may find that in certain circumstances that it may be possible to halt further hair loss, there's no guarantee though. You may also be able to use various techniques to thicken up your remaining hair.
It would be wise to consult your Doctor about hair loss as it can actually be a symptom of a more serious problem. As I mentioned above, there are no miracle hair loss cures, so now might be a good time to start trying to accept it. If you manage to halt further hair loss then that can be considered successful.
CAUSES OF HAIR LOSS
There are two main causes of hair loss, these are Androgenetic and Stress.
Androgenetic Alopecia This is also known as Male Pattern Baldness.
Stress Stress is the second main cause of hair loss in men.
Other hair loss causes. Hair loss can also be caused by low nutritional foods and drinks such as fast foods and caffeinated coffee. Smoking can also cause hair loss.
HAIR LOSS PREVENTION AND TREATMENTS
1) Stress: Reduce any stress in your life.
2) Shampoo: Use a shampoo that is very gentle. Some shampoos are very strong and can damage your hair. Remember that we are in a situation where we want to protect any hair that you have left.
3) Massage: Treat yourself to a gentle head massage using Rosemary oil. This stimulates hair growth. Instead of Rosemary oil you can try a mixture of Almond and Castor Oil. You'll need to give yourself a head massage once a week.
4) Food protein: Ensure that you are getting plenty of protein from dried beans, eggs, fish, and grains. Make sure that you are having a health balanced diet.
Disclaimer: I am not a hair specialist and it is important that you talk with your Doctor, Physician or Dermatologist before starting any medication.
As always, before you attempt to self medicate or try a new health regimen or program we suggest you retain the services of a qualified health care professional.
Hair Loss Remedy
One key factor in maintaining a growing protein on a part of one's biological body is obvious: one must maintain a healthy diet. Although certain factors have been definitely identified as contributors to hair loss, we must keep in mind that hair is part of the complete biological system of the human body. Being a system, dysfunctions in one part of the system can contribute to dysfunctions in other parts; chain reactions occur when one part of the body malfunctions, causing other parts within the system to falter. To maintain optimum health, it is best to maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen.
Defining exactly what a healthy diet is when it comes to preventing hair loss can be a little more complex. Principally, the main vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that one must ingest in some form to maintain healthy hair are vitamin A, all B vitamins-particularly vitamins B-6 and B-12, folic acid, biotin, vitamin C, vitamin E, copper, iron, zinc, iodine, protein of course, silica, essential fatty acids (EFA's, formerly known as vitamin F) and last but not least one must consume water. There are also certain foods that may cause dysfunctions that will contribute to hair loss.
The best way to maintain a healthy vitamin and mineral intake is a good diet. It is not necessary or advisable to go out and buy a bunch of over-the-counter vitamin supplements in order to achieve your suggested nutritional levels. Many over-the-counter vitamins are chemically processed and are not completely absorbed into the system. It is also easy to overdose oneself with over the counter vitamins particularly when taking supplements of fat-soluble vitamins and minerals, causing toxicity and adverse reactions. The likelihood of doing this is far less with food; therefore it is always best to obtain the bulk of your vitamin and mineral requirements from whole foods.
Vitamin A is a key component to developing healthy cells and tissues in the body, including hair. Additionally it works with silica and zinc to prevent drying and clogging of the sebaceous glands, the glands vital to producing sebum, which is an important lubricant for the hair follicle. Vitamin A deficiencies commonly cause thickening of the scalp, dry hair, and dandruff. Air pollution, smoking, extremely bright light, certain cholesterol-lowering drugs, laxatives, and aspirin are some known vitamin A inhibitors. Liver, fish oil, eggs, fortified milk, and red, yellow, and orange vegetables are good sources for vitamin A, as are some dark green leafy vegetables like spinach. Be particularly careful if you take vitamin A supplements, as vitamin A is fat-soluble, allowing the body to store it and making it easy for the body to overdose on vitamin A.
Vitamin A overdoses can cause excessively dry skin and inflamed hair follicles, and in some cases ironically can cause hair loss. If you choose to take supplements of this vitamin, consult with a specialist first. As mentioned above, the likelihood of overdosing by achieving your vitamin A intake by food sources is almost nil, so it is best to attempt to achieve this at all costs. B-vitamins work interdependently and therefore all levels of B vitamins need to be sufficient in order to maintain proper health. Vitamins B-6, folic acid, biotin, and vitamin B-12 are all key components in maintaining healthy hemoglobin levels in the blood, which is the iron-containing portion of red-blood cells. Hemoglobin's primary function is to carry oxygen from the lungs to the tissues of the body, so if these vitamins were deficient in one's body, then hair and skin would indeed suffer.
Fortunately some of the tastiest foods contain these vitamins. Vitamin B-6 is found in protein rich foods, which is excellent because the body needs a sufficient amount of protein to maintain hair growth as well. Liver, chicken, fish, pork, kidney, and soybeans are good sources of B-6 and are relatively low in fat when they are not fried. Folic acid is found in whole grains, cereals, nuts, green leafy vegetables, orange juice, brewer's yeast, wheat germ, and liver again. Meat, fish, poultry, eggs, and other dairy products meanwhile provide healthy amounts of B-12. Biotin deficiencies are rare unless there is a severe case of malnutrition or a serious intestinal disorder, since a healthy gut produces biotin through good bacteria found there.
Vitamin E deficiencies are rare in people in North America and Europe. In the rare cases of vitamin E deficiency, usually caused by the inability to absorb oils and fats, dietary supplements are available. Copper is a trace mineral that is also necessary in the production of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin as mentioned earlier is vital to the process of carrying oxygen to tissues such as the hair, and obviously hair is alive cannot grow without proper oxygen, yet it does not breathe as other components of our body do, because the oxygen must get to the shaft of the hair. Good sources of copper are liver again, seafood, nuts, and seeds.
Another key mineral vital in the production of hemoglobin is iron. Iron is found in two forms, heme and non-heme; heme iron is much easier to absorb into the system. This is where the problem lies. Of course most people know that red meat is a good source of iron, however red meat is non-heme iron and is difficult for the body to absorb, as are many iron supplements. Good heme iron sources are green leafy vegetables, kidney beans, and bran. Additionally, one can increase the absorption of non-heme iron into the body by consuming non-heme food sources and vitamin C sources in the same meal. Zinc is another vital component to healthy hair, being that it is responsible for cell production, tissue growth and repair, and the maintenance of the oil-secreting glands of the scalp. It also plays a large role in protein synthesis and collagen formation. For this reason, zinc is important for both hair maintenance and dandruff prevention. Most Americans are deficient in zinc.
Most foods of animal origin, particularly seafood, contain good amounts of zinc; oysters are particularly rich in zinc. Zinc is also found in eggs and milk, although in much smaller amounts. Zinc from sources such as nuts, legumes, and natural grains is of a different type than those found in animal sources and is not easily used by the body, although oats are a good source of zinc that is readily used by the body. Protein is found in most of the aforementioned animal source foods, particularly meats, fish, milk, cheese, eggs and yogurt. There is no need for a person eating the average Western diet to eat additional protein. Too much protein, even though hair is made of protein, will not improve hair growth and may cause other health problems.
A challenge for vegans is to maintain healthy levels of protein, being that complete proteins containing all nine essential amino acids necessary are found mostly in animal sources. Legumes, seeds, nuts, grains and vegetables do not contain the same form of protein necessary for a healthy body. There is only one common non-meat source for complete protein, and that is the soybean. Fortunately, soybeans have been made into tofu and texturized vegetable protein (TVP) so that they can be made into various dishes. Additionally, one may eat from a wide variety of vegetable sources in order to obtain all the essential amino acids. Iodine is vital to the growth of hair. Sheep farmers long ago discovered that vegetation void of iodine due to iodine-depleted soil will adversely affect the growth of wool in sheep. Likewise, our hair needs iodine to grow. Iodine is synthetically added to table salt, however in this form it is not assimilated well into the body and can therefore cause iodine overload.
An excess of iodine in the body can adversely affect the thyroid. It is best to use non-iodized salt and retrieve your iodine from natural food sources. These include seaweed, salmon, seafood, lima beans, molasses, eggs, potatoes with the skin on, watercress and garlic. One of the most difficult nutrients vital to hair growth to get in one's diet is the trace mineral silica. Silicon is a form of silicon and is the second most abundant element in the earth's crust, second only to oxygen. The Earth provides everything we need for health, and with silicon being so abundant, it would seem that there would never be a problem with silica deficiency. Unfortunately, trace minerals are rare in Western diets because our food is processed and our soil depleted by chemical treatments so often that trace minerals are lost.
Silica is vital to the strength of hair, and although it will not necessarily stop hair from falling out from the follicle, it will stop hair breakage. It works by stimulating the cell metabolism and formation, which slows the aging process. Foods that are rich in silica are rice, oats, lettuce, parsnips, asparagus, onion, strawberry, cabbage, cucumber, leek, sunflower seeds, celery, rhubarb, cauliflower, and swiss chard. Note that many of these foods, particularly rice, are a large part of Asian diets and Asians tend to have the strongest and healthiest hair. Be sure to seek out all the above foods from sources that grow food organically, as this is vital to obtaining the trace minerals that are usually not present in North American soil and therefore not in American foods. Additionally these foods should be eaten uncooked, or in the case of rice-unwashed, as trace minerals are easily cooked and washed away.
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Propecia? Rogaine? What have you heard about hair loss remedies?
If you've paid a visit to your doctor, in 99% of cases you'd agree that
Propecia is the only hair loss remedy that they know about...
Why is that, you ask?
Well, its the most well-known hair loss drug around the world. And pharmaceutical companies spend hundreds of millions to make sure that doctors know all about their drugs...
Note: if you have a known intestinal disorder and are plagued by hair loss, ask your doctor about biotin deficiencies and possible solutions. Vitamin C is responsible for the development of healthy collagen, which is necessary to hold body tissues together. A vitamin C deficiency can cause split ends and hair breakage, yet this is easily reversible with an increase to normal vitamin C levels. Vitamin C can be found in foods such as fresh peppers, citrus fruits, melons berries, potatoes, tomatoes, and dark green leafy vegetables. Vitamin E is necessary to provide good blood circulation to the scalp by increasing the uptake of oxygen. Vitamin E is derived from foods such as green leafy vegetables, nuts, grains, vegetable oils, and most ready-to-eat cereals, which are fortified with vitamin E.
See, chances are that your doctor knows next to nothing about hair loss (or its medical name, alopecia). So they'll probably write you a prescription for Propecia. In fact, many doctors don't even know how it works...
Now, please don't get me wrong...
I am not having a dig at your doctor...
Doctors, most of the time, do an amazing job. And I know, because my father is a doctor - an amazing doctor...
But the truth is, your doctor is far too busy to spend time researching hair loss remedies...
At the same time, many doctors don't like using the phrase "I don't know"...
So when you go to your doctor, keep in mind that they probably won't know why you're losing your hair...
And they also won't have a clue about all the powerful hair loss treatments available...
That's where you come in...
See, you need to partner with your doctor. You need to educate yourself so that you can approach your doctor with ideas...
Sounds like a weird concept, doesn't it?
Listen to me: You MUST meet with your doctor before using any hair loss remedies. Your doctor knows you personally, and can tell you whether certain hair loss remedies will help you or hurt you. And believe me, using hair loss treatments that are inappropriate for you can further damage your hair AND the rest of you...
The bottom line?
Put yourself in the driver's seat by getting the best education on hair loss you possibly can. Share this information with your doctor, and together you can create your personal hair loss treatment plan...
Dave Klein is the creator of The Ultimate Hair Loss Solution (www.HowToStopHairLoss.com), the most powerful hair loss treatment program on Earth. Visit now (http://www.HowToStopHairLoss.com) to check it out...
There is again no sure-fire way to prevent all hair loss; however, there
are some methods that have been used that work on some people.
In addition to the dietary improvements and suggestions already offered,
there are some naturopathic remedy suggestions.
Massage and aromatherapy have been used with some success. In minor cases
of temporary hair loss, hair growth can be stimulated by massage, since
blood and oxygen flow to the scalp must be healthy in order for hair to
A blend of six drops each of lavender and bay essential oils in a base
of four ounces of either almond, soybean or sesame oil massaged into the
scalp and allowed to sit for 20 minutes has been used by aroma therapists
to stimulate the scalp.
Once the mixture is in the scalp for 20 minutes, wash your hair and scalp with your normal shampoo mixed with three drops of bay essential oil. Massaging the scalp in general for a couple of minutes a day can stimulate blood flow to the hair follicles and in mild cases stimulate some hair growth. Of course, one must be careful to be gentle when massaging and not tug at the hair or use the fingernails when massaging the scalp. If one is concerned about fingernails getting in the way due to extra long fingernails, there are several options.
One is a flat-handed massage, which while not as effective as the finger massage can provide some circulatory benefits and results. There are several electric massagers on the market that have an attachment for scalp massaging as well. An oriental method called Qi Gong (pronounced Chi Kung) has been used to increase circulation to the scalp and face also. The fingers should be placed at the center of the skull base and then begin to tap approximately 30 times.
Work your way outward toward the ears continuing to tap gently. After reaching the ears go back to the center of the skull a little higher up and work your way around to the ear region.
Keep going up about eight levels, each time repeating the process...
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Hair loss and its causes
I SUFFERED from cancer when I was five. Due to chemotherapy,
I had drastic loss of hair. Later, by applying oil, my hair grew back.
The newly-grown hair used to be thick and curly but by the age of 13, I
noticed it had became thinner. I sought help from hair experts and was
told that dandruff had made my hair weak. I am undergoing treatment at
a hair care centre but it is not effective, as there are some parts of
my scalp where hair does not grow. I am using an anti-dandruff shampoo
to control the dandruff. Is there anything I can do?
DANDRUFF is a mild form of seborrheic dermatitis, with itching
and flaking of the scalp. In some cases, it can also affect the ears, eyebrows
and forehead. Dandruff scales usually occur as small, round, white-to-grey
patches on the scalp and they grow in size with the accumulation of dirt
and oil. If the dandruff is persistent, accompanied by itching and inflammation,
it could indicate another skin condition, such as seborrhea (waxy, tan
flakes) or psoriasis (fish-like scales). Dandruff is not dangerous nor
does it cause balding. Although its specific cause is unknown, a fungal
yeast called Pityrosporum ovate is believed to be the main culprit. It
can be managed and controlled.
A dry and scaly scalp is usually a sign of poor circulation. Anti-free radical nutrients such as beta- carotene, vitamins C, E, zinc and selenium are vital in promoting healthy blood circulation and preventing oxidative damage. Selenium is an essential mineral that helps fight the fungus that causes dandruff. Garlic, a natural source of selenium, inhibits cell turnover. A high intake of fruit and vegetables is essential for healthier skin.
is a variety of natural treatments and chemical treatments which suppose
to treat hair loss. The most recommended treatments are Propecia and
Revivogen. Propecia works on the main cause of hair loss by significantly
reducing the amount of DHT. DHT is a a chemical that shrinks the hair
follicle until no hair grows. Propecia actually inhibits the formation
of DHT in your scalp. Lowering DHT inhibits the further shrinking of
affected hair follicles.
Evening primrose oil is a rich source of Omega-6 EFA that delivers 12-14 per cent gamma linolenic acid, an essential fatty acid. The intake of essential fatty acids can ease problems relating to dry skin, hair and nails.
B vitamins are essential in promoting a healthy skin or scalp. Avoid refined carbohydrates such as white flour and sugar, which can deplete the body's B vitamins. Take it with the mineral zinc (which is also essential for healthy hair) for optimum absorption of vitamin B complex.
Reduce the intake of foods containing yeast like bread/baked goods, cheese, wine and soya sauce. Read food labels for sugar and sweetening agents that can trigger the condition.
Mild dandruff may be controlled by regularly shampooing the scalp with a non-medicated, mild anti- dandruff shampoo. Avoid strong alkaline or acidic-based hair styling products as they dry out the scalp.
A description of hair loss types and treatments. From Alopecia Areata to
male pattern baldness, from Propecia to Revivogen.
Doctors distinguish between different types of hair loss. The male pattern hair loss is totally different from Alopecia Areata. Male pattern hair loss (also known as common baldness, male pattern baldness or permanent pattern baldness) is the most common one for males. In fact, It is inherited. It usually involves baldness on the top of the head and a receding hair line.
On the other hand, Alopecia Areata involves patchy hair loss over the body and the head. It can involve one or more patches and even full body baldness in rare cases. Its causes are still unknown and in most cases hair regrows within first 5 years after the first patch appeared. There are some treatments for Alopecia Areata but the proper treatment could be decided only after visiting the doctor and undergoing some blood tests. Some of the treatments used to cure Alopecia Areata are Rogaine (minoxidil), Aloe vera gel, some herb and other natural treatments. The treatments for male pattern hair loss are much more reliable.
Propecia re grows visible hair and reduces further hair loss. In the longest hair loss clinical study where the results were measured by actual hair counts, in average more than 2 out of 3 men on Propecia re grew hair. whereas all man in the study who talk other pills lost hair. Revivogen Scalp Therapy works by decreasing the levels of DHT in the scalp. This allows the hair follicles to rejuvenate and produce thicker and stronger hair, creating a fuller and healthier head of hair. The combination of both remedies is the most recommended way of treating hair loss.
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