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Baldness and Hair Loss Remedies

Most of us would privately agree that hair loss affects our psyche and self esteem intensely. The hair we have on our scalp - our crowning glory, (or the hair we once had on our scalp) is one of the most important features of our appearance and affects our overall 'attractiveness quotient'.

It is absolutely devastating to our ego and self-worth when hair loss results in baldness or thinning.
Ah, for those days of our youth when we felt the wind rush through our hair, when we could not pass a mirror without a sidelong glance and a quick adjustment to ensure it fell just so! So why does it have to be that many of us, both men and women, lose much of our hair over the passing years? And what can you do to prevent it, and even reverse it?

Let’s look at the overall picture.

Hair loss is an obsession with anyone who has suffered the condition. These patterns have been identified on the "Norwood scale," which classifies different types of hair loss. A research study recently found that most people showed extreme loss of self-esteem, ranging from vulnerability to jealousy. And this feeling has spawned a billion dollar industry focused on finding causes, solutions and preventative measures. A number of factors could lead to hair loss.

DIET: It is most advisable that you be tested for inadequate protein digestion brought on by low stomach acid, a condition known as hypochlorhydria. This is the PARAMOUNT cause of hair loss for women. If this is the case for you too, the best treatment is to replace the missing stomach acid by supplementing with hydrochloric acid and pepsin capsules at mealtime. This must be done IN CONSULTATION with your doctor. The doctor will probably advise you to take 10 grams of amino acid powder or capsules per day.

Excessive hair loss can also be caused by deficiencies in folic acid and vitamin B12, so this is another avenue that should be explored.

Another common, but generally unrecognized cause of hair loss is an iron deficiency, especially in pre-menopausal women. In a study of 96 women who were losing hair from their scalps, 18.6 percent had iron deficiency (even though none of the women were considered anemic). In every case, the hair loss stopped after iron supplementation. In another study, 153 women who were experiencing hair loss from 1995-1998 were examined. Iron deficiency turned out to be the cause of hair loss in 72 percent of the pre-menopausal women.

Dr. Wright, who publishes an excellent ezine, stresses that you can increase iron intake by adding dried fruits, fish, legumes, meat, molasses, potatoes, dark green leafy vegetables, wheat germ, and whole-grain products to your diet. Unfortunately, iron does not help with male pattern baldness.

A powerful and proven natural hair restorer is now available.

OTHER CAUSES: Many women past 50 find that when they raise their levels of DHEA back up to the range for a normal 30- or 40-year-old woman, it not only slows or stops hair loss, but it can actually help re-grow new hair. So get your levels checked.

Noticeable diffuse thinning in women usually starts after menopause when the production of the female hormone estrogen slows down dramatically or stops altogether.

Also, if you're taking a prescription drug for your high blood pressure, don't forget to read about all the potential side effects: hair loss might be one of them.

Eat right. A healthy diet will only improve your overall health. Include plenty of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and small amounts of lean protein.

Go outside. Sunlight may help. So spend some time outdoors and reap the benefits of fresh air and sunshine. Your condition will improve, and so will your attitude

DANDRUFF: Among the more common factors, there is the dreaded subject of dandruff.
Wash that dandruff right out of your hair! If you have an oily scalp, which is the real culprit behind most dandruff (not a dry scalp, as most people think), a daily shampoo will help prevent dandruff. It should be a gentle, preferably herbal, shampoo.

Don't stress out. Stress aggravates dandruff. It can either trigger it or exacerbate an already bad condition. So try to relax about the small things and only focus on the large ones.

Avoid topping your hair (and dandruff) with lots of styling products. Cut back on gels, sprays, and mousses, which can all build up on your scalp, making it even oilier.

MALE PATTERN BALDNESS: Male hair loss (male-pattern baldness), the most common form of baldness, is medically known as is Androgenetic Alopecia and the condition has been attributed to male hormones affected by genetic inheritance.The triggering hormone is DHT (testosterone and 5-alpha-reductase), a naturally occurring hormone that helps in sexual development. So browse through the information compiled here, and become aware of your options.

The current theory about the cause of male pattern baldness is complex. It believes that, in males who are genetically predisposed to baldness, certain areas of scalp tissue start to produce an enzyme. The enzyme is called 5-alpha reductase. This enzyme converts the male hormone testosterone circulating in the blood into dihydrotestosterone or just simply DHT. Confusing enough?

DHT is the culprit. DHT has an adverse affect on the hair follicles. Here's a simplistic statement on how it works. High concentrations of DHT in the follicles cause them to spend less time in the growing stage and perhaps more time in the resting stage of the hair cycle. DHT once it becomes attached to the hair follicles has an adverse effect on these follicles in several ways:

1. It shortens the growing (anagen) stage of the follicles and possibly lengthens the resting (telogen) stage.

2. It causes a shrinking (miniaturization) of the follicles so that they can no longer produce a hair thick in diameter.

3. It may cause a constriction of the capillaries that nourish the follicles.

Therefore, the most effective hair loss help can be found in products that focus on blocking the build up DHT in you hair follicles.

However, there is a natural, and very effective, way of blocking DHT and generating new hair growth.
Learn how to deal with male pattern baldness & generate new hair growth and restore lost hair .

FEMALE PATTERN BALDNESS: Or FPB, as the condition is known, affects almost 25% of women, on an average, and, it does appear to be as common for women as for men. Menopause is the most frequent time for female hair loss to become apparent.

Let’s talk laymen’s talk regarding hair:

There are 3 stages of the hair growth cycle.

The first is the growing stage or anagen. This stage lasts from two to five years. At any one time about ninety percent of the hair follicles are in this stage.

The second stage of the hair cycle is catagen - this is a transitional stage. It lasts just a week or two. At any one time only one or two percent of the hair follicles are in this stage.

The third stage of the hair cycle is the resting stage or telogen. This stage lasts between three and five months. At any one time about ten percent of the hair follicles are in this stage.

The idea is to have the scalp replenish all the hairs that reach the end of their cycle and fall out.

SOLUTIONS: There are different solutions for excessive hair loss, and baldness.

• Hair transplant
• Dietary remedies
• Wigs & hairpieces
• Drugs (side-effects possible)
• Natural remedies

An effective and fast working remedy for hair loss in women, based on a natural premise, is available.

You read all the way down to this sentence because you are serious about keeping your hair, or improving your hair condition. We shall continue to keep you abreast of any significant developments in this field.


More Information & Articles on Hair Loss

Hair loss causes
A Look at male hair loss
Coping with male pattern baldness
Causes and treatment of excessive hair loss
Baldness triggers & treatment
Natural baldness treatment is a growing sucess
Why don't we hear about female baldness?
Male hair loss treatment- what options do you have
The truth about hair loss

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