Combat Hair Loss Easily!

Monday, 4 May 2009

Hair loss is a very common problem in men. There are multiple causes of hair loss. Just like some diseases, hair loss also does not have any permanent cure. There are millions of people trying to find treatment for hair loss. Hair loss is also called alopecia. Hair loss is something that affects most men at some point of point of life.

Excessive use of shampoo, gel and roller can cause hair loss. For some hair loss may be due to hormonal imbalance, heredity, disease, stress, childbirth, poor diet or due to some medications. Each person has about 100000 hair on head, 50 to 100 lose of hair daily is normal and there is nothing to worry about it as such. Lossing 50 to 100 hair daily is a normal process and they get replaced by new hair. If lost hair is not replaced by new hair, baldness or semi baldness occurs. Male pattern baldness is nost common type of hair loss in men. It accounts for 95% of hair loss. Male pattern baldness is caused due to increase in number od dihydrotestosterone in body. The type II alpha reductase converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT damages the hair follicles.


Hair loss treatment totally depends on the type of hair loss. Consult your dermologist before going for any treatment.

• Hair restoring treatment
There are variety of choices from hair care cream, oil, shampoos and lotions that can help to
prevent hair loss to some extent.

• Drug treatment
Some people may consider medicines to treat hair loss. If hair loss is caused by some disease, treating the disease is the best option. Treating hair loss with prescriptoin drug is most effective treatment. There are number of hair loss drugs available in market promising to treat hair loss. Most of them work by trying to stop hair loss from getting worse. Propecia and Rogaine are the only two FDA approved hair loss treatments. Propecia is for men only, while rogaine is for both men and women. Propecia (Finasteride) works by inhibiting the action of type II alpha 5 reductase, thereby preventing the conversion of testosterone to dihyrotestosterone (DHT). Propecia is a prescription treatment and should not be taken by children and women. Rogaine is also FDA approved for stimulate regrowth. Both the drugs may take few months to show their effect. Propecia generally takes 3 – 6 months. If you stop taking propecia, it is likely that you will lose the hair gained through Propecia treatment.

• Hair transplant
Hair transplant involves manual implimentation of hair on scalp. Small skin graft are fixed on the scalf, this way natural hair grow up. Hair transplant surgery are quite expensive but quite promising option.

• Hair replacement surgery

This involves fixing of synthetic or animal hair periodically. Even hair replacement surgery is quite expensive and requires constant maintenance.
Consult your doctor to find which treatment will suit you best. There are many commercial products available, talk to your doctor before buying any.

By: amber1

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