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Webmaster | 4. December 2008 @ 13:00

A great many people suffer from hair loss problems during their lives, and suffering from thinning hair – particularly at an earlier age – can prove very stressful and traumatic. We often associate hair loss with old age, but the truth is that there are many causes of this problem and it can affect anyone and at any age. From small bald spots to high level loss of hair, different people can be affected in different ways, often depending on the cause of the problem. Thankfully, there are a number of solutions available these days that can help with promoting regrowth of the hair. Often the solution that is most effective will depend on a number of factors, such as the cause of the problem, the level of loss, and even your budget. However, different treatments suit different people, and you may find that a solution that has worked on a friend may do nothing for your problem.

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Medications, vitamins, and herbal remedies Products for the treatment of this problem have been around for many years, but in the past have been treated with some doubt and scepticism. However, over the years, the products available in terms of treatment for thinning hair or loss of hair have vastly improved and many people have found success through the range of over the counter solutions and medications designed to help with the growth of new hair and follicle improvement. You can also get medication on prescription for this problem, such as regaine, and for many this has proven the ideal solution, although you should ensure that you check the side effects with both prescription and over the counter solutions. Vitamins and herbal remedies are also available and could help with this problem, but again the cause of the loss of hair – which could range from illness and medication side effects to stress and poor diet – will often determine how effective each treatment for loss of hair will be.

Transplants could prove the ideal solution Although more expensive than traditional solutions for the treatment of loss of hair, transplants are becoming increasingly popular as a solution simply because this form of treatment is both permanent and effective. By grafting from a healthy area of the scalp, the surgeon can then transplant hair and healthy follicles to the affected area, thus eliminating the baldness problem and promoting regrowth in the future. For many, this is the most natural and effective treatment for their problem.

Because the cause of loss of hair can vary so widely, it is important to try and ascertain the cause of the issue before attempting to treat it. If you notice that you are losing your hair through anything other than aging it is important to seek medical advice before treatment. You can then determine which form of treatment might best suit your needs.

About The Author: Charles Mahoney distributes frequently for http://www.hair-loss-tips.com which is an internet site for information. Amongst his works he is working on topics like healths and fitness.

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Webmaster | 13. November 2008 @ 13:00

The thought of going bald has always been a private nightmare for most men. We dare not think of it. Maybe just the thought would cause our hair follicles to shrivel up and die.

Its the 21st century and were no closer to defeating the common cold much less hair loss. Or are we closer? Lets take a look at the facts first.

1. If youre going bald theres a 95% chance its hereditary.

2. Minoxidil and Propecia are the only FDA approved drugs to treat hair loss.

3. Neither Minoxidil or Propecia is 100% guaranteed to work.

4. By doing nothing your 100% guaranteed to continue losing hair.

Those are some pretty harsh realities. I rather get the bad news outta the way first. Since DHT is responsible for causing hair loss well look at ways to slow down its production.

NATURAL TREATMENTS:

A. Green Tea - Thought to effect the 5a-reductase type I enzyme, which converts testosterone to DHT.

B. Flax Seed Lignans - Is suggested to have beneficial effects on hair loss

C. Saw Palmetto (herb) Effective at blocking the formation of DHT and appears to block the androgen receptors which are found on the hair follicles. It blocks Type 1 and Type 2 forms of 5 alpha-reductase and has shown to be more potent than Finasteride.

D. Zinc - Recent studies have shown that certain formulations of topical Zinc can inhibit DHT in the skin, leading to reduction of oil and possibly helping hair regrow. Do NOT overdose. Doing so can accelerate or cause hair loss

E. Vitamin B6 - Combined with Zinc, Vitamin B6 was markedly able to inhibit the conversion of Testosterone to DHT in the skin. There are now studies that show that specific types of B6 alone will inhibit DHT creation and androgen receptor activity. One important factor is the source of B6 to use. Some sources actually INCREASE creation of DHT. If you don't know what form of B6 you're getting, it may be best to leave it alone. It is important to get enough though, because according to the same studies, a deficiency of B6 will increase DHT creation as well.

F. Omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids - Contain anti-inflammatory properties that are useful in maintaining healthy hair. By increasing these levels of essential fatty acids one can slow down hair loss.

G. Horsetail (herb) - Rich in amino acids, silica, and phytosterols, which condition & strengthen hair as well as reduce buildup of oils in the scalp.

H. Ginger (herb) - Ginger has circulatory agents that help stimulate the hair follicle's growth cycle. Additionally Ginger is rich in fatty acids which are recommended for hair loss, and the thinning of the hair shaft

I. Rosemary (herb) - Rosemary has been shown to promote increased circulation as well as help remove dandruff and sebum accumulations on the scalp.

J. Sage tea (herb) - Contains potent antiseptic and astringent components makes it a useful conditioner for the hair. Additionally, it thickens and strengthens compromised hair shafts

K. Capsicum (herb) Stimulates hair growth by 50% and increases blood flow to the scalp as well as histamine release to stimulate cell division. It is excellent at accelerating new hair growth.

L. Ginger - Ginger has circulatory agents that help stimulate the hair follicle's growth cycle. Additionally Ginger is rich in fatty acids which are recommended for hair loss, and the thinning of the hair shaft.

Be aware that there is no scientific proof that these foods will stop hair loss. But they can help to maintain what you have now and slow down your hair loss. Also using more than the recommended daily dose of these foods may be counter productive.

The key here is the amount consumed. Almost anything is toxic if consumed in large doses. including salt and even water! As long as you follow the recommended dosage by the manufacturer or retailer, and the recommended doses are not exceeded by combining too many different supplements, then the chance of toxicity will not be a factor.

THE SEARCH FOR COMMERCIAL TREATMENTS:

Thanks to the web we have more access to hair loss treatments. Although this is a good thing it leaves the consumer on a wild goose chase trying to figure out what product will work for them. Although GOD created every man equal, man didnt create every hair loss treatment that way. So were left to fend on our own and research countless web sites all selling their miracle hair growth product.

We goto forums and see what worked for Tom Dick and Harry. But who do they work for? Im not saying that every member of a hair loss forum is actually the owner of www.wehavethebesthairlosstreatment.com. But I wouldnt put it past some unscrupulous advertisers. You also research articles such as this one to find unbiased information on hair loss treatments. And yes I do admit I use this venue to attract potential customers. But I believe in the product I sell. You are more than welcome to visit my site. With that said lets take a look commercial treatments.

Avacor- Product contains herbs such as saw palmetto and Minoxidil which they call Loniten. At $235 for a three month supply its one of the most expensive products out there. The product comes with a money back guarantee. Although they claim that the product has a 90% success rate it has come under backlash from a popular hair loss forum. Read the actual article at www.hairlosstalk.com/newsletter/article294.htm. There are also complaints posted on www.ripoffreport.com. Just type the word Avacor on your search.

Follicare This product seems fairly new. The hair growth treatment includes a topical spray that contains Minoxidil, shampoo and a nutritional supplement. The topical should remain on your scalp for 4 hours before washing your head. Expect to pay $100 for a two month supply. They claim a 95% success rate and offer a money back guarantee. Their site is www.follicare.com.

Hair Genesis - Botanically derived treatment designed to prevent pattern hair loss in both men and women. The topical treatment serum is designed to use directly on the affected scalp while the goal of HairGenesis oral SoftGels is to treat the problem systemically, and block the negative progression of pattern hair loss before it has a chance to damage the hair follicle. The site claims its best to use both products. Of course at a higher cost. Hair Genesis does NOT cure hair loss. It improves your hair follicle which in effect makes it thicker. So the theory here is the hairs on your head will be thicker giving your scalp the impression of more hair. A three month supply will run about $200. For more info visit www.hairvitamins.net/hair_genesis/faq.htm

RK19 This product removes DHT inflammation and revives your dormant hair follicles. DHT inflammation is believed to stop your hair follicles from growing and accelerate your hair loss. It comes in 2 bottles. One is an anti-inflammatory and the other a nutritional supplement. The cost is only $99 for a 6 month supply and comes with a 90 day money back guarantee. The Hair Transplant Network verified RK19s results. For more info on HTNs verificationi click here http://s2.phpbbforfree.com/forums/endbalding-about4.html. To purchase RK19 visit www.endbalding.com

This is only a small list of whats out there. If you have any information on these products or comments you can email me help@endbalding.com

FUTURE HAIR LOSS TREATMENTS:

Stem Cells - Research on bald mice can grow hair after being implanted with a type of stem cell could lead to an eventual cure for baldness according to a group of scientists. Many scientists have been researching whether hair follicles contain "blank slate" stem cells that can give most humans a full head of hair for life. Dont count on this treatment any time soon. Its still several years away.

Hair Cloning - The principle behind hair cloning is to produce new hair follicles from certain cells. At its simplest, a few healthy hair follicles can be excised from a biopsy. The follicles are then get dissected to isolate a small ball of cells at the base of each follicle called the dermal papilla. For the average full grown scalp hair there are about 200-400 cells in each dermal papilla. These few cells can be cultured in incubators to make several hundred thousand cells within 6 weeks or so. The cells are then implanted into the patients bald skin where the dermal papilla cells induce new hair follicles to develop.

The process is not fully understood, but we do know that dermal papilla cells send out chemical signals called cytokines that tell the skin to produce a new hair follicle. A new hair follicle is made from epithelial cells, but the *development and cycling* of the follicle is determined by dermal papilla cells. You must have both dermal papilla cells and epithelial cells together to form a hair follicle. Just one or the other cannot form a follicle on their own.

Since there are so many factors involving the development of hair follicles in order to bring about new hair follicle formation the actual development is a long way off. For the entire article read www.hairlosstalk.com/newsletter/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=240

Maybe in our lifetime science will find a cure for hair loss. Hair loss is not a crippling disease. Its a lifestyle. If youre comfortable with the way you look then youve won. If on the other hand its affecting you emotionally that you need to use medication, then try different hair loss treatments and see what works for you.

Always consult your doctor about any treatments youre interested in. And take the time to look for any side effects on the product youre looking to purchase.

About The Author: William Cortes is a freelance writer and owner of Endbalding.com http://www.endbalding.com which sells an anti-inflammatory treatment that stops DHT inflammation and revives hair follicles.

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Webmaster | 27. August 2008 @ 13:00

Though people with an overdose of philosophy say it not what is outside, but inside the skull that counts, people suffering from hair loss wish it is the other way round. People of 'almost' all cultures are obsessed with thickly growing hair.

Ayurveda has identified this obsession a few centuries ago and has given the directions to minimize hair loss and better hair growth in its scheme of beauty care, which is commonly called lavanya sutra or the sutra for lavanyam or beauty.

Though lavanyam is referred to feminine beauty, hair loss tips are beneficial for the tougher sex too.

Here are top ten tips to prevent hair loss and ensure healthy hair growth.

1. Gently massage your scalpel with fingertips after applying a hair oil like coconut oil or sesame oil.

2. Eat Indian gooseberry in any form early in the day. Don't take gooseberry based products later in the night as it can affect your beautiful dental line.

3. Boil fresh or dried and powdered Indian gooseberry (also called amla) in coconut oil. Apply this for nourishing hair growth.

4. Eat all types of vegetables and fruits. This will ensure supply of vitamins and minerals essential for the healthy growth of hair. Vitamins and minerals are good for your health too.

5. Also eat protein rich food items tuna, lean meat, whole milk are beneficial.

6. While bathing, wash your head with cold water only. It is winter and water is ice-cold, you can make it luke-warm. It is ok to wash your body with cold water.

7. Apply brahmi oil on your scalpel before going to bed. Good for hair growth and brain.

8. Dandruff is a cause of hair loss. Squeeze half a lemon to half a liter of water and rinse your hair and scalpel with this water as a cure to dandruff. Do this no more than three times a week and for up to a month.

9. Rosemary oil is an aromatherapy oil, which can be applied to your hair once in a week to reduce hair fall.

10. Crush a few leaves and flowers of hibiscus (shoe flower) with two or three glasses of water. The water becomes thick with the juice and use this water to wash your hair. Thoroughly cleanses your hair and gives dark bright color to your hair.

Never apply soap or high power shampoo on your head, as it can affect healthy growth of hair.


About The Author: Dev Sri provides insider information about Kerala Ayurvedic practices at http://keralaayurvedics.com/
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Webmaster | 8. July 2008 @ 16:02

For many years now there has been a considerable amount of research into hair loss causes, and while there is still no definitive answer there are some tantalizing clues into just what causes common conditions like receding hairlines and male pattern baldness.

Knowing the leading hair loss causes, of course, is an important foundation to providing a cure for this embarrassing condition. While hair loss may not be a serious disease, it can cause many problems for the men and women who suffer from it, including problems in their personal lives and problems in their careers. Treating hair loss effectively requires a look at what caused the loss, so it is important to pay attention to the latest thinking in hair loss and baldness research.

Three things that are thought to play an important role in causing hair loss are insulin, androgen levels and metabolism. Usually the substance known as sex hormone binding globulin, or SHBG, will bind the testosterone in the body and control the amount of the substance floating free in the bloodstream. When SHBG levels decline, there is more testosterone in the blood, and it is more likely to be converted to DHT. It is DHT that is thought to play a role in triggering hair loss.

The amount of SHBG in the body can be reduced by high levels of insulin, and there is often a relationship between high insulin levels and high levels of free testosterone. It is the level of free testosterone in the blood, not the total level of the hormone, that helps to determine the level of DHT present in the scalp.

Statistically speaking, those men who are bald or suffering from thinning hair are more likely to have insulin resistance, and also more likely to suffer from heart disease. There also seems to be a relationship between metabolic syndrome and baldness, and research into this and other hair loss causes is still ongoing.

In addition to these factors, stress and tension are thought to play an important role in the levels of androgen, and therefore stress and anxiety are thought to be possible hair loss causes in themselves. It has long been known that stress can lead to a number of serious medical conditions, and avoiding hair loss is one more reason to keep stress levels to a minimum.

No matter what hair loss causes are implicated in your own hair loss and baldness problems, it is important to treat a hair loss problem as quickly as possible. Starting treatment at the first sign of a problem can allow for a great many more choices when it comes to effective treatments. There are a great many different treatments that can help to arrest a problem with thinning hair or a receding hairline, but waiting until the problem with baldness is more advanced may reduce your choices for treatment and leave you with only serious surgical interventions or hair transplants to regain your full head of hair.

About the author:Cordell Varney has been a hair stylist for more than 20 years; consequently, she has heard and researched many hair loss treatments suggested by her clients. She has recently taken up interest in writing about hair loss on her website. If you are suffering from this condition, you can benefit from Cordell�s site at http://www.fpdlab.com, by reading her break downs on the treatments that are available.

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Webmaster | 20. June 2008 @ 16:02

In one of my other articles, I revealed that plugged hair follicles are one of the main conditions that start hair thinning and baldness. The other condition is insufficient blood circulation in the scalp.

When you don't have enough blood circulating in your scalp, then your hair roots don�t get enough nutrients to support the life and strength of your hair in the follicle.

The hardest place to get good circulation is at the top of your scalp. It is the furthest point away from your heart. It is the area that is less stimulated. The sides of your head are stimulated as you sleep and move your head around the pillow. That is one reason why most people still have hair on the sides of their head while the top is completely bald.

So what the ways you can increase blood circulation to the top of your head to stop hair loss?

Here are two ways to stop hair thinning.

* Use herbal remedies to increase body and scalp blood circulation * Use hot and cold hydrotherapy

Use herbal remedies to increase body and scalp blood circulation

There are several herbs that provide increase circulation to all parts of the body. Two good standby remedies are ginkgo biloba and cayenne pepper. Use ginkgo biloba as indicated on the label. Ginkgo increases the blood circulation in the brain and all parts of the head.

Use Cayenne pepper in the formulation made of Heart Foods Company. This Cayenne strengthens the heart giving it the ability to pump blood to the furthest reaches of the body.

There are two other herbal formulations that have recently come out to provide increase circulation to all parts of the body - vital cell and Arjuna.

Vital cell is a Chinese herbal combination that is available in the US. It is a powerful remedy that helps to re-establish small veins that have closed off. This creates more pathways for blood to go where it is needed and where it once went.

Arjuna is another herb that comes from another country - India. It is now readily available in the US. Arjuna is the latest herb to be exposed as good for preventing and reducing arthrosclerosis. By reducing narrowing of the arteries in the head, strokes can be avoided and a side benefit is the scalp get more blood.

Use Hot and Cold Hydrotherapy to prevent hair loss

I have talked about this natural way of bringing more blood into the scalp. It�s a technique I use every time I shower. At the end of your shower, run hot water over your head for 20 seconds, turn the hot water off and allow the cold water to run over your head for 20 seconds.

Do this hot-cold water technique three , four times and end with the cold water. This technique allow blood to move in and out of the lower layers of your scalp giving you a blood massage and providing more nutrients to your hair roots. As a side benefit, you are bringing in more blood to your brain giving you more brain power as long as use this technique.

Use herbs to improve you blood circulation to your scalp and use hot-cold water to blood massage your scalp. By doing this, you will find less hair loss and you may even start to see some hair growth.

Rudy Silva is a Natural Nutritionist. To get more tips and remedies for preventing hair loss and for growing hair go to: http://www.hair-loss-remedies.for--you.info

Look for my other articles on hair thinning, hair loss, and hair growth.

About the author:Rudy Silva is a Natural Nutritionist. Go to his website to learn more about what you need to do to keep your hair healthy and from falling out. http://www.hair-loss-remedies.for--you.info.

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Webmaster | 9. May 2008 @ 16:02

There are many approaches to hair loss control, and it is important to choose the right approach for your own hair loss problem. There are nearly as many different approaches to the problem of thinning hair and hair loss as there are men and women who suffer from the problem, and it is important to choose a hair loss treatment regimen that will help to arrest the hair loss and possibly even help you regain the hair you have lost.

While some hair regrowth has been noted with a number of different treatment options, in general it is always much easier to deal with a hair loss problem at its start than to wait until the problem has become more advanced. It is generally much easier to stop a hair loss and thinning hair than it is to regain the hair that has already been lost.

There are of course a number of different approaches to hair loss control, including topical treatments like creams and ointments, special shampoos designed to reinvigorate the scalp and prevent hair loss and of course a number of over the counter and prescription medications that can be taken orally. One of the most common ingredient found in all kinds of topical hair loss treatments is known to the scientific world as ketoconazole. This ingredient has strong anti-fungal properties, and in addition it is a potent inhibitor of 5-alpha reductase, thought to play an important role in hair loss.

In addition a number of prescription medications, including Rogaine and Propecia, have shown great promise in the treatment of hair loss, and many hair loss sufferers have used these two prescription medications successfully ever since they first came on the market.

In addition to these existing hair loss control products there are a number of important new breakthroughs on the horizon, including a number of experimental procedures that use stem cells to stimulate the growth of the hair follicles and rejuvenate the scalp. In addition, surgical and non-surgical hair transplantation is also showing a great deal of promise, and new advances continue to be made with every passing year.

There are of course a number of other ways to reduce the possibility of hair loss and keep the scalp and hair healthy and rejuvenated. Some of these natural methods of controlling hair loss are lots of fun, like regular exercise. Many studies have shown that regular aerobic exercise can help to keep the androgen levels in the body lower, thereby maintaining optimal overall health and also improving the health of the scalp and reducing the harmful effects of androgens on the hair.

Reducing stress can also be an important part of controlling possible hair loss. Many studies have shown that high stress levels can have a strong impact on all kinds of physical problems, including of course hair loss. Keeping stress to a minimum has a number of great health benefits, of course, and preventing hair loss is just another reason to keep your life as stress free as possible.

About the author: Cordell Varney has been a hair stylist for more than 20 years; consequently, she has heard and researched many hair loss treatments suggested by her clients. She has recently taken up interest in writing about hair loss on her website. If you are suffering from this condition, you can benefit from Cordell�s site at http://www.fpdlab.com, by reading her break downs on the treatments that are available.

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Webmaster | 24. January 2008 @ 16:02

Medical hair restoration in the literal sense includes the hair loss treatment which depends upon the use of medicines. Unusual hair loss both in men and women is caused by the alterations in the androgen metabolism. The metabolism of androgen involves an enzyme called 5 alpha reductase which combines with the hormone androgen (testosterone) to form the DHT (Dihydro-testosterone). DHT is a natural metabolite of our body which is the root cause of hair loss.

DHT gets into the hair follicles and roots (dermal papilla), it prevents necessary proteins, vitamins and minerals from providing nourishment for hair follicles. This shortens their growing stage (anagen phase) and lengthens their resting stage (telogen phase) of the follicle. DHT is responsible for 95% of hair loss.

Some individuals both men and women are genetically pre-disposed to produce more DHT than the normal individuals. DHT also creates a wax-like substance around the hair roots. DHT accumulation inside the hair follicles and roots is one of the primary causes of male and female pattern hair loss.

Blocking the synthesis of DHT at molecular level forms the basis for the treatment of MPHL (male pattern hair loss) and FPHL (female pattern hair loss). There are many natural DHT blockers and a number of drugs which are used for medical hair restoration. Let�s see.

Minoxidil

Minoxidil has the distinction of the first drug being used for promoting the hair restoration. Minoxidil was then approved as medical hair restoration treatment drug for men by the FDA, USA in 1988 as a 2% solution, followed by 5% solution in 1997. For women, the 2% solution was approved in 1991. Though 5% solution is not approved for women, it is used as a medical hair restoration treatment by many dermatologists worldwide.

Mechanism of action

Minoxidil is thought to have a direct mitogenic effect on epidermal cells. Calcium normally enhances epidermal growth factors to inhibit hair growth. Minoxidil by getting converted to minoxidil sulfate enhances potassium ion permeability to prevent calcium ions from entering into cells. It takes about few months time for the results to be evident since it is the time which is necessary for restoring the normal growth cycle of hair fibers.

Though minoxidil does not have any effect on blood pressure, it should be used with caution in patient with cardiovascular diseases. It is also contraindicated in pregnant and nursing mothers.

Finasteride

The drug finasteride was earlier used as treatment for prostate enlargement, under the medical name Proscar. But in 1998, it was approved by FDA for the Medical hair loss restoration in MPHL.

Mechanism of Action

Medical hair restoration treatments with Finasteride depends upon its specific action as an inhibitor of type II 5α-reductase, the intracellular enzyme that converts male hormone androgen into DHT (Dihydro Testosterone). Its action results in significant decrease in serum and tissue DHT levels in even in concentration as low as 0.2mg. Finasteride stabilizes hair loss in 80% of patient with Vertex hair loss and in 70% of patients with frontal hair loss. The peculiar thing about Propecia is that its effect is more pronounced in crown area than in the front.

Many hair restoration surgeons find Propecia (finasteride) to act as an excellent adjunct to the surgical hair restoration.

Combination Therapy

There are reports which say that use of finasteride and topical minoxidil combination therapy as a Medical hair restoration treatment is of more advantage in cases of mild to moderate MPHL. Many hair restoration doctors have already started the use of combination therapy in order to obtain better hair growth.

Anti Androgen Therapy

For women with hyperandrogonism(with increased levels of androgen) who do not respond well to minoxidil, antiandrogen therapy is another option of medical hair restoration. In UK the most commonly used anti-androgen for women is CPA (cyproterone acetate), which is used in combination with ethinyl-estradiol.

In United States CPA is not available, the aldosterone antagonist spironolactone is the alternative choice of hair restoration doctors.

Flutamide

Medical hair restoration with flutamide has shown improvement as hair loss restoration treatment in women with hirsutism. For hyperandrogenic premenopausal women, flutamide is a better medical hair restoration agent than both the CPA or finestride.

Hair loss restoration management is a structured process. For more details on the topic you can refer to section medical hair restoration or article on male pattern hair loss or female pattern hair loss at our site hairtransplantadvice.com.

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The author Steve Harris is an expert in female pattern hair loss and medical hair restoration. Please visit http://www.hairtransplantadvice.com/.

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Webmaster | 15. January 2008 @ 16:02

As you know, most of you at some point will start experiencing hair loss. There are some of you that became bald in your twenties or thirties. But most you, you will lose your hair gradually and then one day you will notice your hair thinning in one area. This occurs because as you age your health deteriorates.

Poor health and hair loss

There are quite a few areas that are related to hair loss. But in general they are all tied together in a fine puzzle. The major reason for hair loss that I discovered was poor health, both physical and psychological. When you are in poor health, you will exhibit numerous symptoms and one that becomes obvious is hair loss.

The extreme poor health condition is when people are subjected to chemotherapy. All of the body systems are poisoned creating massive poor health. All hair is lost.

Hair loss and the endocrine system

Hair loss relates to your body's endocrine system. It is these organs, thyroid, adrenal, thymus, and pancreas that control the function of your body's health by the hormones that they release. One hormone that controls hair loss and hair growth is testosterone.

Hair loss and testosterone

Testosterone is frequently converted to a substance call DHT by a specific enzyme. It is DHT that affects hair growth by disturbing your hair's follicle and destroying it. When the endocrine organs fail to control testosterone there is an excess, much of this excess is converted to DHT.

Women also have testosterone but this is balanced by the high level o estrogen that they have. But when the estrogen balance is upset, women will see hair loss because of more testosterone in their blood.

Diet and hair loss

The food you eat also determines how much testosterone is created in your body. It is important to eat a special type of natural diet to maintain healthy organs that can keep a hormonal balance in your body, so that you have good body health.

When you are not in the best of health and use various types of medication, your hormones are out of balance and your body is in need of nutritional help. It is the vitamins and minerals that help the body rebalance it self, but it is best that these nutrients come from raw food. This is why a colon and blood cleanse is important to do to give your body some help in providing nutrients and giving it a rest from processing heavy foods.

Stress and hair loss

Then there is stress. This is a real hair killer. Stress uses up a lot of your vitamins and minerals. Your body protects you from stress by releasing cortisone and by adjusting your hormone levels to an un-natural condition. Stress creates an imbalance in your hormones and now your hair loss increases and your health starts to deteriorate.

The one thing I realized as I researched why I experience hair loss 15 years ago is that if you seek to improve your health in a natural way, your health gets better and your hair loss stops and maybe you may even grow some hair back.

About The Author: Rudy Silva, natural nutritionist, has just introduced his new hair loss e-book call "New Hair Loss Treatments." To find out more details on this e-book, go to: http://www.hair-loss-remedies.for--you.com

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Webmaster | 28. December 2007 @ 16:02

A receding hairline is the most obvious sign of aging, being on the most prominent location. It is like falling leaves when autumn comes. That�s why most of the middle and advanced aged people suffer from thinning hair. And, to their constant chagrin, most male suffer from this misfortune.

Caring for your hair doesn�t stop with washing and shampooing it. You have to pay equal attention to it in the same manner as you pay to other parts of your body. The hair needs nourishment just like the rest of your system to keep them in place and keep them from moving to your bathroom shower drain.

In your campaign for a healthier body most of the time the hair is not included. You work out every inch of your body, but not the hair. There are no exercises for it anyway, you might think. But decades ago, Sanford Bennett, became a celebrity for experiments that led to his physical rejuvenation at 70. Besides all the exercises he devised to make his face younger and his bodily muscles more robust, he also devised an exercise for a healthier and stronger scalp that could trigger the thicker growth of the hair. To Bennett, the scalp, just like any other part of the body if exercised, would increase in strength and elasticity. This is because there are microscopic glands and muscles in the scalp. The law that applies in exercising the major muscles of the body also applies to those.

So how does it go? Alternately pull your hair in all directions and massage the scalp with the pads of your fingers while you lie in bed. This will improve the blood circulation and eventually feed the roots of the hair with the nutrients it needed. It also exercises the muscles in the scalp making the muscles stronger, which will logically hold the hair more strongly. And since the blood is pumped through the microscopic glands and muscles in the scalp, they are sure to increase in size, strength and elasticity. This naturally results in much fewer hair falling and healthier-looking hair.

One of the best refreshers for the hair ad the scalp is the alternate washing of hot and cold water. It also accelerates the blood circulation there. Wash the hair first with hot water, as hot as you can bear it. Then follow up with very cold water (but without using ice). Applying hot and cold towels alternately can be a good substitute. This procedure should be repeated at least five or six times.

About the author:

The writer, Ismael D. Tabije, runs the websites http://www.growyounger.e-mart4all.com, http://www.fitness.e-mart4all.com, http://www.1001beautytips1.e-mart4all.com, where you can find a wide collection of fitness, health and beauty tips e-books by world-renowned experts.

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Webmaster | 25. November 2007 @ 16:02

Iodine is vital to your hair growth. Sheep farmers long ago found that vegetation-lacking iodine due to iodine-depleted soil would adversely affect the growth of wool in their sheep. Likewise, to avoid hair loss, you need iodine. Iodine is synthetically added to table salt, however in this form it is not assimilated well into your body and can therefore cause iodine overload.

An excess of iodine in the body can adversely affect the thyroid. The lack of iodine can cause hypothyroidism. In hypothyroidism, your cell metabolism slows down and body cells and hair cells don�t receive the energy they need to function properly. When you lack iodine, you will lose more hair than normal and may even lose eyebrow hair.

You can check your thyroid with a basal thermometer, not a digital thermometer, by placing it in your underarm first thing when you wake up. Then, don�t move for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, look at the temperature. The normal body temperature for good thyroid function is 97.8 to 98.2 degrees C. Take this measurement for 5-10 day. If your temperature is below 97.6 and lower, for the 5-10 days, you will want to consult your doctor or for more direction and information. You definitely have low thyroid function.

Menstruating women should start this 5-10 day check on the 3rd day of their cycle.

It is best to use non-iodized salt and get your iodine from natural foods. These include seaweed, salmon, seafood, lima beans, molasses, eggs, potatoes with the skin on, watercress and garlic.

Silica

One of the most difficult nutrients vital to your hair growth to get in your diet is trace mineral silica. Silica is a form of silicon and is the second most abundant element in the earth�s crust, second only to oxygen. The Earth provides everything we need for health, and with silicon being so abundant, it would seem that there would never be a problem with silica deficiency.

Unfortunately, trace minerals are rare in our diets because our food is processed and our soil depleted by chemical treatments. Silica provides strength to your hair, and although it will not necessarily stop your hair from falling out from the follicle, it will stop hair breakage.

Silica works by stimulating your cell metabolism and formation, which slows the aging process. Foods that are rich in silica are rice, oats, lettuce, parsnips, asparagus, onion, strawberry, cabbage, cucumber, leek, sunflower seeds, celery, rhubarb, cauliflower, and swiss chard. Try to buy these vegetables from organic sources. Note that many of these foods, particularly rice, are a large part of Asian diets and Asians tend to have the strongest and healthiest hair.

For best results eat all your fruits and vegetables raw. For certain vegetables that need to be cooked, steam them for only a few minutes.

Be sure to test your thyroid even though doctor�s tests show you do not have a thyroid problem. The basal temperature test is sometimes more sensitive than blood tests taken by doctors. If you have hyperthyroidism, you will definitely have hair loss.

Rudy Silva has a degree in Physics and is a Natural Nutritionist. He is the author of Constipation, Acne, Hemorrhoid, and Fatty Acid ebooks. For information on constipation, other remedy ebooks, and for more information on hair loss go to: http://www.hair-loss-remedies.for--you.info

About the author:Rudy Silva is a Natural Nutritionist. Go to his website to learn more about what you need to do to keep your hair healthy and from falling out. http://www.hair-loss-remedies.for--you.info.

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Webmaster | 31. October 2007 @ 16:02

Hey all:

Let's talk a bit about Propecia, the newest "wonder drug" for fighting hair loss. Propecia, which is a trademark or brand name for the drug "finasteride", is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of male-pattern baldness. In some studies, Propecia stopped hair loss and caused some hair to re-grow in up to 48 percent of men with hair loss at the top of the head or at the back and middle part of the scalp when treated for 12 months. At 24 months, 66 percent of men reported improvement. Not bad actually, compared to other drugs and treatments used in the past.

However, you may need to use Propecia daily for three months or longer before you see an obvious change in hair loss.. It may take up to six months before hair grows back. If you're using the drug and see no effects within 12 months, the drug will probably not work for you. So it's not a cure all and it doesn't work for everyone. And there can be side effects.

Side effects of Propecia can include: decreased sex drive, impotence, breast tenderness or enlargement (I mean you, guys). Other side effects or reactions may occur, so see your doctor if you experience anything unusual while taking the drug. Apparently, continued use of Propecia can often resolve these side effects as the body compensates for the drug's presence in the body. Maybe.

Is Propecia right for you? That's for you and your doctor to decide. There's no way, except by actually using the drug for several months, to know if it will have any effect on your hair loss. And in the meantime, you've spent X amount of dollars on a treatment that may not work. However, Propecia is becoming cheaper all the time (just do a search and see how many online stores are selling it-prices are good as the competition heats up).

So there you are know a bit about Propecia. It's not a cure-all or wonder drug, unless it works for you, and then it's a miracle! If you are interested, see your doctor and find out if you are a good candidate to try it out. Next time, we'll talk about some home-grown hair loss remedies (pun intended!) that may help slow down hair loss or may not. Stay tuned and take care!

About the author:

Dave McCloskey is a long time hair stylist, who has started running several blogs on hair care for men, women and kids. To check out the blog on dealing with male hair loss, please go to http://computtel.com/haircareblog.

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