The Truth About Hair Loss

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The Truth About Hair Loss

by Dr. Rita Louise

It is normal to shed hair every day and the truth is we loose between 100 – 125 hairs on any given day. Hair that is shed falls out at the end of growth cycle. At any given time 10% of our hair is in what is called a “resting phase” and after 2- 3 months resting, hair falls out and new hair grows in its place. Some people, however, experience more hair loss than is normal.

As we get older, both men and women experience some hair loss. Its a normal part of the aging process. Called Androgenetic Alopecia, it accounts for 95% of all hair loss. Androgentic Alopecia often runs in families and affects some people more than others. In men it is often referred to as Male Pattern Baldness. It is characterized by a receding hair line and baldness on the top of head. Women, on the other hand, dont go entirely bald even if their hair loss is severe. Instead, hair loss is spread out evenly over their entire scalp.

Hormones play the dominant role when talking about Androgenetic Alopecia. Simple put, both men and women produce testosterone. Testosterone can be converted to dihydrotestosterone ( DHT) with the aid of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase. DHT shrinks hair follicles causing the membranes in the scalp to thicken, become inelastic and restrict blood flow. This causes the hair follicles to atrophy. As a result, when a hair does fall out, it is not replaced.

Needless to say, men produce more testosterone than women and experience more hair loss.

While Androgenetic Alopecia is the number one reason why individuals experience hair loss, it is not the only one. Medical conditions such as hypothyroidism, ringworm and fungal infections can cause hair loss. Certain medications such as blood thinners, gout medication, birth control pills and too much vitamin A can cause sudden or abnormal hair loss as can following a crash diet, sudden hormonal changes, chemotherapy and radiation.

Emotional stress, pregnancy, or surgery can also cause our hair to fall out and is usually not noticed until 3-4 months after the stressful event has taken place. Stress can cause a slowing of new hair growth because a larger number of hair follicles enter into the resting phase and no new hair growth is experienced.

Another way in which individuals experience hair loss is due to mechanical stressors on the hair and scalp. Wearing pigtails, cornrows or tight rollers that end up pull on the hair can scar the scalp and cause permanent hair loss. Hair products such as hot oil treatments and chemicals used for permanents can cause inflammation to the hair follicles which can also result in scarring and hair loss.

For some, hair loss may be the early warning sign of a more serious disorder such as lupus or diabetes, so it is important to talk to your doctor. If you or someone you know is suffering from hair loss, here are some alternative health ideas that can help naturally.

Recommendations For Wellness

If you are taking prescription medications, talk to your doctor and find out if your medication is contributing to your hair loss.

Avoid mega-doses of vitamin A. Too much vitamin A can cause your hair to fall out.

Exercise, do yoga, meditate or find some other practice that will help to reduce your anxiety and stress levels.

Massage your scalp with rosemary oil in an olive oil base. Both rosemary oil and massaging the scalp can stimulate the circulation in the scalp and promote hair growth.

If you are a women, have your female hormones tested. If they are imbalanced, talk to your health care provider about bio-identical hormone replacements.

If you wear pigtails, cornrows, use a curling iron, hair dryer or hot rollers, try changing your hair style to one that puts less pressure and stress on your hair and scalp.

If hot oil treatments or chemicals such as those used in permanents are causing inflammation to the scalp, discontinue their use, or reduce the number of times you are using them.

Use gentle shampoos and conditioners to avoid any unnecessary damage to your hair.

In men, herbs such as saw palmetto and licorice root help block the formation of D HT. The same holds true for supplementation with zinc. As an added benefit, studies show that these supplements can also help prevent prostate enlargement.

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Dr. Rita Louise, Ph D is a Naturopathic Physician and the founder of the Institute Of Applied Energetics. It is her unique gift as a medical intuitive that enlivens her work. Let Dr. Rita assist you bringing health, healing and wholeness back into your life. Visit http://www.soulhealer.com for more information.

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Treat Your Hair Loss From The Inside Out

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Treat Your Hair Loss From The Inside Outby Willie Jones

In earlier articles I have talked about topical treatments for hair loss but in this article I would like to put attention on why one can experience hair loss in the first place and I can tell you, it is not from a topical deficiency. Although topical applications have been successful, I think one needs to address the root of the problem as well. Lets face it, we all want the quick fix and it cant be soon enough especially if you are suffering.

The problem is that hair loss is something that builds up over time (even though hair loss can seem to be sudden), but the truth is, there is a runway before hair loss starts to occur.

In some cases, it is genetic. Grandpa or your dad or mothers family has a history of hair loss and you may be the unfortunate one that inherits from them. In some cases it is long term poor diet or over use of chemicals, hormonal imbalances, radiation etcetera.

In any case, there is a lot you can do internally to prevent, slow down or reverse hair loss. I know this with certainty because my husband, whose hair line receded and a bald spot was forming on the back of his head, had completely reversed his condition using natural vitamins and herbs and a good diet. Today he has a full head of dark hair.

If your hair loss is genetic, then DHT is the culprit. The body produces testosterone and this coupled with an enzyme known as 5 alpha reductase in the hair folicles, produces DHT (increased testosterone) which causes hair loss in men. The hair follicles in the affected area will start to shrink and blood flow slows until gradually you have hair loss.

Poor diet not only can create hair loss but overall ill health. It is not uncommon to experience excessive hair loss if your body has been subjected to a high calorie low nutrient diet. The average American diet is far off the mark from grandma and grandpas diets rich in protein, nutrient rich fruits, vegetables and grains. Our modern day diets consist of high calorie, high fat, and a lot of invented foods in the name of profit. Your grandparents didnt eat processed foods with nitrates and food preservatives and pesticides, but Im willing to bet these are in at least some of your foods! This diet is a set up for poor health with many consequences including hair loss.

Changing your diet to include hormone free meats, organic fruits and vegetables and whole grains along with drinking a lot of water, will in the long run make you healthier and increase the blood flow to the scalp.

To get a jump start for hair loss prevention or reversal, there are herbs, vitamins and minerals you can take along with your new diet changes. They are:

Herbs: Saw Palmetto, sage, rosemary, ginkgo biloba

Vitamins: A good B Complex and vitamin C

Minerals: Zinc, Selenium, iodine, copper and iron, lysine

Fatty acids: Omega 3 and omega 6

All of these are essential for hair health as well as general health. You may find making these changes will also give you a boost in energy.

There are many topical solutions that work but if you couple that with cleansing the inside as well and returning the body to an alkaline state from proper diet and supplements, you may have more success handling your individual hair loss problem.

This article was written for informational purposes only. Theses statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and one should seek a licensed medical professional before undertaking any treatment.
Willie is a freelance writer, researcher and artist whos dedicated in bringing information on health related issues and other topics. http://www.drrobertjoneshaircare.com

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