Hair loss treatment
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The main reasons for hair loss
Stress is one of the most important hair loss reasons that every human being has experienced. Modern life is very active and stressful, and this also accelerates the process of hair loss. This is one of the reasons why so many people have thin hair. Of course, various other health problems are associated with stress, which also increases hair loss. This factor should not be underestimated.
Medications and antidepressants – Several medications have been shown to cause hair loss. The most popular of these are various blood thinners, antidepressants, and ibuprofen, which is found in painkillers. If your doctor finds that one of the prescribed medications is contributing to hair loss, ask them to reduce the dose or recommend another medication.
Vitamin A overdose – Taking too much vitamin A through supplements or medication contributes hair loss. Adults and children over the age of 4 should get 5,000 international units of vitamin A per day, but supplements contain between 2,500 and 10,000 units. As soon as you start taking a lower dose of vitamin A, the hair loss should stop.
Pregnancy - if the pregnancy proceeds normally, then at this time for hair loss should not increase. Very often the hair becomes even thicker and stronger. However, problems arise after childbirth and especially during breastfeeding. Hormonal changes in the mother's body are decisive here. As a rule, it is not recommended to start treatment before the end of feeding. You still have to be ready for changes in hair structure. Usually, women who are able to return to a normal daily rhythm after this period are lucky to regain their previous hair condition.
Illnesses - hair is significantly affected by various illnesses and also the medications used. The use of antibiotics can also affect the condition of the hair. Essential cause of hair loss there may also be hormonal imbalances or other hormone problems. Hair loss is caused by cancer treatment. It is assumed that certain types of micro-organisms living in the hair follicle have a certain relationship with hair loss. They have only recently been discovered, and so far the results of research on their effects on hair are unclear. In some, it turns out that as a result of their life processes, the hair bulb can die.
Nutrition - if a person does not get enough iron, zinc and vitamins with food, the hair does not get them either. Moderation is very important for hair. Various nutrition-related problems are very clearly manifested directly in the condition of the hair, and they are clearly visible to an experienced trichologist or hairdresser.
Lack of protein – if not enough protein is taken in with food, the body will stop hair growth. This occurs approximately two to three months after the decrease in protein consumption. Food sources of protein are fish, meat and eggs.
Age – hair is different at every age. During adolescence, you often have to fight with increased hair fat, but then it becomes drier and thinner with each passing year. Aging contributes very significantly hair loss in men. After reaching a certain age, women's hair also becomes thinner. This is due to the reduced production of hormones in the body.
Temperatures and seasons – even when it comes to hair loss, the changing of the seasons is more important than the seasons themselves. The associated adaptation to the new weather situation, which is essentially stress, also directly affects hair loss. This also applies to environmental changes caused by ourselves - trips, sauna and solarium visits. In the sauna and solarium, it is necessary to ensure that the hair is protected from the direct influence of high temperatures. They should be protected with a hat and hair cosmetology products.
Genetics and genes - in this aspect, genetic baldness appears in men. Some studies have shown that this phenomenon is inherited directly through the maternal line. At the same time, we are dealing with a very complex, interesting and completely unexplored field, so it is impossible to single out one specific feature.
Forms of alopecia - the severity of alopecia in men is characterized by the Norwood scale, while in women - by the Ludwig and Savin scale. Not all hair is susceptible to the most common type of alopecia, androgenetic alopecia. For men, the risk zone is the hair growth line on the forehead and upper part of the head. Hair follicles in these areas depend on the effects of the sex hormone dihydrotesterone. Therefore, such areas are called androgen-sensitive. If a man's hair falls out only in the upper part of his head, he needs to take care of his cardiovascular system. In research, scientists have found that this form of baldness is associated with an increased risk of developing coronary heart disease. However, it is not clear why this relationship exists.
Hair care products - you have to choose products according to your hair type, and it is basically completely individual. A hairdresser can certainly help and you should always tell him your impressions of a product he recommends. Water also plays a very important role from the point of view of hair health, but unfortunately it is mostly beyond our power to solve this problem. The only thing we can change ourselves is the water temperature - cold water does not help to clean the hair, but you can use cool water when rinsing. Water that is too hot irritates the scalp and as a result the scalp begins to secrete more oil. At the same time, it is also a contributing factor to hair loss. Chemically treated and damaged hair should be treated with conditioner, but it is much less known that overuse of conditioners is also harmful. However, if the hair tightens and is difficult to comb, it also affects shedding. Firstly, the hair is in an unnatural position and secondly, when you try to comb it, it is damaged even more and if you apply too much force, it also falls out.
Hormones – One of the reasons for female hair loss can be hormonal fluctuations. An overactive or underactive thyroid gland can cause hair loss. Treating thyroid disease usually helps with this type of female pattern baldness. Hormones can also cause hair loss in women, if female hormones (estrogens) fluctuate. However, if the hormone fluctuations are corrected, the hair loss should stop.
Pregnancy – Having a baby can cause sudden hair loss. It is completely normal for many women to notice postpartum hair loss - 3 months after the baby is born. This is also caused by hormones. But there is no need to worry about it. During pregnancy, hair loss as a normal part of the hair cycle slows down due to high hormone levels. Once hormones return to pre-pregnancy levels, this previously unshed hair falls out with normal cycle shedding and returns to the previous cycle over time.
Hair Loss in Women from Menopause and Hormone Therapy – Some causes of hair loss can result from hormone therapies that stop new follicles from developing. Hair loss and menopause is basically related to and manifests as hair loss in older women. Before menopause, about 13 percent of women experience hair loss. However, after menopause, the number of women reporting this problem increases to about 37 percent.
There are other reasons for hair loss in women, but they are not as common. Shampoos and other hair care products - an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in shampoo or hair care products can cause hair loss. Shampoos are made to be as safe as possible, but there will always be someone who is allergic to it. Harsh hair dyes, straighteners and other products can undoubtedly cause inflammation of the scalp and result in hair loss.
Certain hairstyles can cause female pattern baldness, especially those that are tightly braided and tied back. This type of hair loss is called traction alopecia. It occurs when the hair is tightly pulled back and secured at the very roots, or braided in tight braids or rows. After a long period of time, this type of hair arrangement can manifest itself in the form of scarring alopecia without the possibility of regrowth.
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