Hair loss treatments that are clinically proven to regrow hair are available for every stage of hair loss in both men and women.
Most hair loss is “Androgenic” occurring in males due to hormonal shifts that affect hair follicles. Women experience hair loss for various reasons also and oftentimes their hormones also are to blame for thinning.
The hormones that are causing this trouble in males are the principal androgens, testosterone and dihydrotestosterone.
There are other reasons for hair loss which include:
- Thyroid disease
- Low vitamin or mineral levels
- Poor hair hygiene
- Auto-immune diseases
Alopecia, for instance, is an autoimmune disease that results in temporary hair loss. Some forms of alopecia appear as patches throughout the scalp. Others affect facial hair and body hair.
Male Pattern Baldness is a condition that is very common if not the most common cause of hair loss in men. Reasons for the onset of male pattern baldness has to do with family genetics and shifts in hormones due to ageing.
Women also experience a form of this androgenetic alopecia. It is referred to as Female Pattern Baldness, but the thinning and hair loss women experience follows a different pattern throughout the scalp and hairline. The hair loss that one experiences due to hormonal imbalances can appear when a woman is pregnant, after childbirth or during menopause.
In males, it can occur at andropause, when testosterone levels are depleting. Andropause (male menopause) typically occurs at the same time women are experiencing menopause.
To preserve one’s hair, it is highly suggested that an individual regularly shampoo and condition their hair with products that are organic and/or natural. The less one’s scalp and hair follicle are exposed to chemicals and hair thinning ingredients, the better off your hair health and its response to treatment.
Remember that whatever you put in your body, so too may it affect the health of your hair, so eating healthily and supplementing is important. Some medications have been shown to cause “hair loss”. They even have it listed as a potential side effect for patients to consider.
If you are taking any medication, do be sure to read up on the side effects. Cancer treatments and drugs that are taken for immune suppression, commonly cause hair loss. Most often after chemotherapy, a patient loses their entire head of hair. The hair won’t grow back fully until 6 – 12 months.