Hair loss treatment
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The main causes of hair loss
Stress is one of the most important hair loss reasons that everyone has experienced. Modern life is very active and stressful, and this accelerates the process of hair loss. This is one of the reasons why so many people have thin hair. Of course, stress is linked to various other health problems, which also contribute to hair loss. This factor should not be underestimated.
Medications and antidepressants - several medications have been shown to cause hair loss. The most popular are various blood thinners, antidepressants and ibuprofen, which is found in painkillers. If your doctor finds that a prescribed medicine is contributing to hair loss, ask him to reduce the dose or recommend another remedy.
Excessive intake of vitamin A - taking too much vitamin A through supplements or medication contributes to hair loss. Adults and children over 4 years of age should take in 5000 international units of vitamin A per day, but supplements contain between 2500 and 10 000 units. Once you start taking lower doses of vitamin A, hair loss should stop.
Pregnancy -if the pregnancy is normal, during this time for hair loss should not increase. Very often, hair even gets thicker and stronger. But problems arise after childbirth and especially when breastfeeding. This is where the hormonal changes in the mother's body play a key role. It is generally not recommended to start treatment before the end of breastfeeding. You still need to be prepared for changes in hair structure. Generally, women who are able to return to a normal routine after this period are lucky to regain their previous hair condition.
Diseases - hair is significantly affected by diseases of the skin and by medications. Antibiotics can also affect the condition of the hair. Important cause of hair loss may also have 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 also have a role in hair loss. These have only recently been discovered and the results of studies on their effects on hair are as yet unclear. Some have shown that their life processes can lead to the death of the hair bulb.
Diet - If you don't get enough of the iron, zinc and vitamins your body needs from food, your hair won't get them either. Moderation is very important for hair. The various problems associated with diet are very clearly visible in the condition of the hair and can be seen by an experienced trichologist or hairdresser.
Protein deficiency - if you don't eat enough protein, your body will stop growing hair. This happens about two to three months after a decrease in protein intake. Food sources of protein include fish, meat and eggs.
Age - Hair is different at each age. In adolescence, it is common to struggle with increased hair obesity, but then it gets drier every year and thinner in later life. Ageing contributes significantly to hair loss in men. Women's hair also becomes thinner after a certain age. This is due to a decrease in the production of hormones in the body.
Temperatures and seasons - when it comes to hair loss, the change of seasons is more important than the seasons themselves. The associated adjustment to the new weather, which is stressful by nature, also has a direct impact on hair loss. This also applies to our own environmental changes - travelling, sauna and solarium visits. In the sauna and solarium, care must be taken to ensure that the hair is protected from the direct effects of high temperatures. They should be protected with a hat and hair cosmetic products.
Genetics and genes - this is where the genetically inherited baldness in men comes into play. Some studies have shown that this phenomenon is inherited directly from the maternal line. At the same time, this is a very complex, interesting and not fully understood area, so it is impossible to single out one particular trait.
Forms of alopecia - the severity of alopecia in men is based on the Norwood scale, and in women on the Ludwig and Savin scale. Not all hair is susceptible to the most common form of alopecia, androgenetic alopecia baldness. In men, the risk area is the hair growth line on the forehead and the upper part of the head. The hair follicles in these areas are dependent on the effects of the sex hormone dihydrotestosterone. These areas are therefore called androgen-sensitive. If a man's hair falls out only on the upper part of his head, he needs to take care of his cardiovascular system. In studies, 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 correlation exists.
Hair care products - you need to choose products that suit your hair type, and this is essentially completely individual. Your hairdresser can certainly help and you should always tell him your impressions of a product he recommends. Water also plays a very important role in terms of hair health, but unfortunately it is largely out of our hands to solve this problem. The only thing we can change is the temperature of the water - cold water does not help to cleanse the hair, but cool water can be used to rinse. Too hot water irritates the scalp and as a result the scalp starts to secrete more sebum. At the same time, it is a contributing factor to hair loss. Chemically treated and damaged hair should be conditioned, but it is much less well known that excessive use of hair care products is also harmful. However, if hair becomes tangled and difficult to comb, this also affects hair loss. Firstly, the hair is in an unnatural state and secondly, trying to comb it out damages it even more and, if too much force is applied, it also falls out.
Hormones - one of the causes of female hair loss can be hormonal fluctuations. If the thyroid gland is overactive or underactive, hair loss can be triggered. Curing thyroid disease usually helps this type of female pattern baldness. Also, hormones can cause hair loss in womenwhen 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. For many women, it is completely normal to notice hair loss after giving birth - 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 becomes slowed down due to high hormone levels. Once hormones return to pre-pregnancy levels, these previously unfallen hairs fall out with the normal cycle and over time return to their previous cycle.
Hair loss in women from menopause and hormonal treatments - some causes of hair loss can result from hormonal treatments that prevent the development of new follicles. Hair loss and menopause is basically related to and manifests itself as hair loss in older women. Before menopause, about 13 percent of women experience hair loss. After menopause, however, the number of women reporting the problem rises to about 37 per cent.
There are other causes of hair loss in women, but they are not as common. Shampoos and other hair care products - an allergic reaction to an ingredient in a shampoo or hair care product can cause hair loss. Shampoos are made to be as safe as possible, but there will always be someone who is allergic to them. Corrosive hair dyes, straighteners and other products can undoubtedly cause inflammation of the scalp and result in hair loss.
Certain hair styles can cause female pattern baldness, especially those with tight braids and tied back. This type of hair loss is called traction alopecia. It occurs when hair is pulled back tightly and secured at the roots, or braided into tight twists or rows. After a long period of time, this type of hair arrangement can manifest itself as scarring alopecia without the possibility of regrowth.
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