Genetic alopecia treatment: an overview

Alopecia, (excessive hair loss) can happen to anybody. Every day hundreds of factors endanger our hair. For some of these factors we are responsible, others are the effect of physiological imbalance that we can treat, yet others are almost unpreventable, but we still can do a lot to minimize them. In each case balding is caused by mechanisms, which to some extent can be controlled. Hair loss treatment is always performed indirect reference to its causes and types. Hair loss programmed in the genes Some types of balding, however, are programmed in the genes. Such hair loss is often a problem for males suffering from androgenic baldness, women during and right after the menopause, and both men and women (even children) suffering from spot baldness. All types of genetic (hereditary) baldness are difficult to control, because the mechanisms causing excess hair loss are so strong and so strongly physiologically-related, that [ . . . ]

Cayenne pepper for hair growth: why this oil is effective in treating balding & hair loss

Periodic baldness is not permanent. Everybody is at risk. It is usually caused by nutritional negligence, hormonal turbulence during pregnancy, illnesses accompanied by a high fever, drugs used to cure severe conditions (such as cancer), and stress. The reason you could lose hair is due to a prolonged ailment, genetics, or poor diet. Again, if you’ve been on chemotherapy medication, you may lose a good amount of your hair strands. But again, there’s no cause of alarm as all your hair fall or thinning can be cured. This type of alopecia is usually fully reversible. Various mechanisms responsible for hair loss do not lead to permanent damage or impairment of hair follicles. The follicles keep their ability to produce hair and this production is resumed when the impairing factors are removed. After recovering from an illness, stabilizing hormonal levels, ceasing the treatment with the use of drugs causing hair loss, [ . . . ]

How BPH is related to baldness. Which drug to choose?

It is widely accepted that benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a disease of old men, and in general, it corresponds to the facts. The average age of this diagnosis is 60, and more than 60% of victims are over 65. However, the number of patients among men at the age of under 55 constantly grows. Here is why even young people should be ready to the development of the symptoms of this virulent disease. The early alopecia may be the first sign that a man is at a risk. One would think how come BPH has to do with baldness and how these diseases are related. But it turns out that both pathologies have the same origin. Relation of BPH with alopecia The most common type of alopecia is androgenetic one. The androgenic hormones induce a destruction of the hair follicles on the head during this disease, so that a [ . . . ]

What are the side effects of taking Finasteride?

Planning the treatment of the androgenic alopecia or benign prostatic hyperplasia, it is necessary to estimate a factor of the safety of the drug therapy. As Finasteride 5mg is used for the treatment of these pathologies, it is necessary to estimate the drug with regard to: Tolerance; Short-term side effects; Long-term side effects. According to the doctor’s estimations, a tolerance of Finasteride is high and is kept at the level of 97-98%. Just 2-3% of men have some symptoms of the hypersensitivity to this drug and relevant side effects. These are an allergic reaction: itching on the skin, rash, and redness. The side effects of Finasteride are predictable and are not dangerous. As this ingredient regulates the hormonal balance of men, the fails of the endocrine function are not observed even during the prolonged use of the pills. The level of the androgens is reduced temporarily, and the rates of [ . . . ]

Does finasteride help hair growth?

According to the official data over a year 2017, the gains from the sales of products for the treatment of alopecia in the USA were more than 2 billion dollars. By the projections of experts, in 2024, this rate will grow by two times. It happens due to the growth of the popularity of Finasteride which is for sale for the treatment of alopecia, and many stories may be found on the internet that Propecia helps to return healthy hair. But is this true? How does Finasteride help to stop alopecia? Finasteride is a selective inhibitor of 5 alpha reductase, an enzyme which is responsible for the transformation of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone. This process leads to the reduction of the serum DHT by 70% in the hair follicles, and by 85-90% in the prostate. DHT provides a bad influence not only on the hair follicles but also on the prostatic [ . . . ]

Can your hair grow back if you have alopecia?

A cycle of the hair growth is the important mechanism regulating the hair growth in the body. As a rule, every hair grows in accordance with own cycle regardless of the rest hair on the head. About 80-85% of hair have the stage of the active growth (anagen). The hair follicles are the most active during this period, and despite a regular hair loss from 2 to 5%, it does not affect the general amount of hair on the head.  About 13-15% of the head hair is at the resting stage. This is the hair that has achieved its maximum potential and will not grow anymore. They stay at the resting stage for some period, and then they fall out. Then, new hair grows in the hair follicle. About 1-2% of hair is at the stage of crossing – a fall (telogen). These are natural cycles that follow each other, [ . . . ]

DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) and Male Hair Loss

If a man starts noticing an intensive hair loss and baldness, he begins to look for a cause. Is this genetics, or a bad influence of the ecology? Or is this stress or a bad diet? All these factors, of course, may cause the hair loss but the alopecia is related to another cause in most men – a high level of dihydrotestosterone. Several important facts about dihydrotestosterone: It is the strongest androgenic hormone in the male body, and it is more active than testosterone. According to the data of the scientists and doctors trichologists, 96% of all cases of alopecia in men are caused by the negative influence of this hormone. Women also have dihydrotestosterone in the body but it does not cause alopecia.    Dihydrotestosterone hormone is a biologically active type of testosterone formed out of it in the cells of the target organs under the influence of the [ . . . ]

How do you stop your hair from falling out?

According to the data of The ClevelandClinic, every second man at the age of over 40 notices an intensive hair loss.But do not fall into panic. The excessive hair loss is not always alopecia.There are many factors due to which a man may have the intensive hair loss,without having the baldness. These factors include: Severe stress; Unhealthy diet; Low level of testosterone; Natural aging of the body; Lack of the blood circulation in the hair follicles due to the poor physical activity; Lesion of the head skin. Men often notice the intensive hair loss during a change of the climate. This is a seasonal hair loss which happens in winter or between spring and summer. It is enough to improve the hair care during this period in order to minimize the aggressive action of the weather to your hair follicles. If the hair loss bothers you, there are several proved [ . . . ]

Top-7 Most Effective Masks for Hair Growth

Long hair from ancient times was considered the best decoration of a woman. But to grow such luxury is not an easy task, which requires a comprehensive approach. What are the ways to accelerate hair growth? Typically, for such purposes, masks with components that cause blood flow to the hair follicles are used. These include: pepper, onion, ginger, mustard, as well as various oils and oil extracts. If there is no time for hair treatment masks, we highly recommend you heal quickly, by using Proscar. Mask number 1: Mask for hair growth from mustard Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of mustard in powder; 1 egg yolk; 2 teaspoons of sugar (preferably granulated sugar); 2 tablespoons of olive oil. All the ingredients listed are mixed well until a thick sour cream. Apply the mixture to the roots of the hair, while actively massaging with your fingers. After applying, put on a shower cap and [ . . . ]

How to Treat Damaged Hair with Split Ends?

Even strong by nature, thick hair can easily be damaged if you regularly abuse tools for styling hair and drying with a hot hair dryer. One of the most common effects of hair damage is the split ends: although at first glance, the split ends of the hair seem only a minor nuisance, in fact it is because of them the hair loses its natural beauty, and any, even the most stylish haircut looks untidy. However, like most hair problems, split ends are easy to cure. There are many methods for solving the problem of split ends of hair, from using special products to care for damaged hair to simple haircuts. Most often, the cause of the split ends is the chemical curling or frequent hair coloring: intensely acting on the hair, the chemicals destroy the structure of the hair, so that the cuticle, a kind of protective top layer [ . . . ]