Wednesday, 6 June 2012

What's wrong with my hair Falling Out

"Gads Yeeee my hair! Loss!" It is a cry that can affect your whole family for a long time, awkward moments. What's with your hair? Is gone forever?

Let us clear up the confusion and try to notch down some panic about what kind of look in the mirror.

About Hair
Healthy hair only looks good. The more healthy scalp and hair follicles, the better your hair will look. If you start experiencing hair loss and a general decline in the overall health of the hair and scalp, it may have been deteriorating for a while, and you just see the effect.

Hair grows in cycles of three phases. Each individual hair is in growth phase (anagen phase) for 2-6 years, before entering the transition phase (catagen phase) for 1-2 weeks, and then a resting phase (telogen phase) for 5-6 weeks. After that, the hair dies and falls out. Then back to the follicle growth phase, and new hair starts to grow.

In normal, healthy adults, the estimated percentage of hair in three different phases are:

    84% in phase (anagen) growth
    0-1% in phase (catagen) transition
    14-15% in phase (telogen) break

Back your hair follicles to anagen growth cycle is the goal of any plan to regrow healthier hair.

DHT Effects On the hair follicles

The medical term for hair loss is alopecia. It is defined as a situation where 20% or more of one's hair is in phase (resting) telogen.

In the case of alopecia, hair growth cycle has been altered so that the anagen (growth) phase is shortened. This leads to increased percentage of hairs in the catagen and telogen phases.

Enzyme conversion of testosterone creates a compound called Di-Hydro Testosterone (DHT). Effect of DHT on hair follicles and oil glands of the scalp can damage the anagen phase that you want to lengthen.

In areas of hair thinning or loss, the follicles have more sites that DHT can attach, and more DHT at those sites. This buildup of DHT near the follicles can shorten the growth phase and increase the number of hairs in the transitional and resting phase. Continuation of the buildup of DHT will actually shrink the hair follicles, causing hair to become thinner, weaker, and look less healthy.

Reality Check: No product known today will grow hair without a viable hair follicle. Only healthy hair follicles to grow hair.

A healthy hair follicle can resist the negative effects of DHT buildup and continue the normal growth cycle is more than an unhealthy one can. Hair care products that attempt to reduce DHT work by binding to the same site on the hair follicles attached to DHT. It inhibits the abnormal response of follicles to DHT, thereby inhibiting the damage that causes weakness and loss of hair.

Nutritional supplements recommended by a naturopathic physician work by helping the body to normalize hormone levels, while increasing circulation of nutrients and elimination of waste products from the hair follicle. This increases the strength of the follicle and protects it from further damage.

Amount of enzyme that creates DHT conversion of testosterone, as well as the amount of testosterone or cortisol, estimated genetically determined. This is why some people tend to have fewer problems with DHT than others.

The good news is that a person's genetic expression (ie, how their bodies right now) can be changed by what people who are not in the coming weeks, months and years, and how they do it. With the advances in scientific understanding of physical events, you can arm yourself with the right information and learn to make the changes necessary to stop the hair loss problem. We will further explain how.

Hair Loss

A variety of health conditions and environmental factors can cause hair loss. Similarly, different approaches can be taken to stop hair loss and even grow hair back.

Of course, having great hair is important to us, but the body has many other important things to be done continuously. Some higher priority than maintaining lustrous hair - things like breathing, eliminating waste, absorbing food, protecting themselves from infection, escape from danger, and so forth. If the body has a limited budget of energy, nutrition, and strength, began to direct resources to the tasks that are considered most important. This is fortunate for us.

If stressful events occur to lower that 'budget,' the body may feel the need to prioritize other functions that are higher than the growth of hair.

For example, if a person experiences a series of radiation treatments to kill the cancer, treatment of primary stress imposed on the body. The first priority of the body then become living, breathing, growing another good hair day. As a result, hair loss is often a result of radiation treatment. Hair grows back after this type of trauma as possible, but depending on the state of the hair follicle and the overall capacity of the person to return to health. Naturopathic doctor called it "vital force" them.

Major Causes of Hair Loss

Hair loss may also be caused by various types of injuries to the scalp, such as burns, radiation, acid spills, or scrapes. If the follicles are destroyed and replaced by smooth skin or scar tissue, lotion or vitamin routine will not very likely restore hair growth. At this point, it may be time for an implant, a weave, wig, toupee or a. Or maybe just time to accept the reality of the lack of hair. Bald can be beautiful too.

Furthermore, various diseases, genetic predisposition, and auto-immune disorders can direct the body to ignore the health of the hair follicle, or even a direct attack. Some attacks may be triggered by environmental toxins, the side effects of drugs, nutritional deficiencies, irregularities of hormone metabolism, or poor elimination of waste. Here, we can discuss lifestyle choices and explanations of the natural sciences such as nutrition, physiology, and biochemistry to the eyes glaze over.

If you have been taking anti-depression drugs like Zoloft or Paxil, you should be aware that the known side effects from drugs can include hair loss. Vicious cycle of compounding one's depression by having to deal with hair loss makes this drug thing worth trying to avoid. Work with your doctor and savvy about drug use, because many drugs have a negative effect on hair growth.

If you are a "stress puppy," and the slightest disruption in the plans tears you to pieces for hours or days, your body's response to those stress hormones can be yet another factor in hair loss and graying. Some stress management training or anger resolution would be your best bet, while treating the resultant hair loss with physical medicines and lotions.

Sudden Hair Loss

Sudden hair loss can occur after severe psycho-physical stress such as illness, menopause birth, job loss, or loss of loved ones. This type of hair loss appears within weeks or months of trauma, depending on the severity. It is often reversible with time, healing emotional and physical support of the principles described here.

Hair Loss in Women

Women rarely lose their hair for reasons of genetic predisposition. They, however, experience hair loss from other causes we have mentioned. In addition, women more often consumers of hair treatments that are known to damage the hair and cause damage and thinning. Rough handling, harsh commercial shampoos, perms, hair color, bleach, and cosmetics all can damage the hair follicle. Hormone fluctuations through life events of men or women also contribute to stress on the physical condition of the hair follicle.

Factors to Consider

Does your body need to keep your hair looking good? Factors that includes good nutrition, effective elimination of waste, exercise affects the circulation, good attitude, safe non-toxic products, and reasonable protection from injury. These contribute to healthy glandular functions, especially of the thyroid, adrenal, gonads, and liver. If the link in the chain of hormone functions are weak or broken, your hair will probably be a bit of your problem. It just might be the most visible in your mirror, though.

Before you spend a large amount of money on lotions or supplements to treat hair loss, try to figure out what is causing your hair loss, and change what you can about the underlying situation.

Get help from your doctor to find out the causes of internal. Have your hormone levels tested for thyroid, adrenal, pituitary, and ovarian or testicular function. Make sure your nutritional intake and digestive function normally. Again, this is a complex issue. It may take some lotion and the study of natural remedies that are available to find a plan that works for you, but the benefits to your health and your appearance will be worth the effort.

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