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What Causes Hair Loss and What Can Be Done About It?

A certain amount of hair loss on a day-to-day basis is normal for both men and women.  Most people normally shed a small amount of hair daily, typically between 50 and 100 hairs a day.  This is part of the normal hair growth process.

But with about 100,000 hairs in the average person's scalp, normal daily shedding does not contribute to any kind of noticeable thinning associated with the appearance of baldness in the scalp.

Generally, as we grow older, our hair tends to gradually thin. But there are other factors, including hormonal factors, medical conditions and medications that can cause noticeable hair loss in both men and women at any age.

Dating as far back as history will take us, balding and hair loss has been a part of the aging process that many people fear the most. Before Rogaine, hair replacement and laser hair therapy, both men and women coped in various ways from various lotions and potions to wigs and bad toupees.

Common Types of Hair Loss in Men and Women

ANDROGENETIC ALOPECIA. Androgenetic Alopecia is the medical term for genetically related pattern hair loss, which occurs in both men and women.  The term can be broken down into it's two parts.

First, Androgenetic, consisting of ANDROGEN (Any of the various hormones that control the appearance and development of masculine characteristics such as testosterone). And GENETIC--the inheritance of genes from either the mother or the father's side of the family. Add AGE, which when coupled with genetics, represents a time clock that will signal the hair follicle to produce an enzyme named 5 alpha reductase. When the testosterone present in the follicle combines with the enzyme 5 alpha reductase, it produces dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Hair follicle receptors are sensitive to DHT and thereby start the process of male or female pattern hair loss.

Second, ALOPECIA meaning hair loss, of which there are many types.

Put simply, scientists are working against aging, hormones and genetics. This is no easy task. Add the fact that male or female pattern hair loss is not life threatening, and it is easy to see why many physicians do not view hair loss as a priority in scientific research.

What is working for you in terms of research is that large pharmaceutical firms now know that a cure for hair loss could mean a fortune in revenue for their companies and stockholders. This is fuel enough and the race HAS begun.

Although we may not see a cure in our lifetime, it is possible. Science is closer to understanding hair loss due to many recent advancements. To say the cure is around the corner would only be speculation but hope certainly is alive.

Since there are other causes of hair loss, it is advisable to consult with a dermatologist who is competent and experienced with diagnosing hair loss. Confirming the type of hair loss you have will make it possible for you to know which treatment options may be best for you.

Other Causes of Hair Loss in Men and Women

ALOPECIA AREATA: Generally thought to be an autoimmune disorder. Causes "patchy" hair loss, often in small circular areas in different areas of the scalp. According to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, in all forms of alopecia areata, the hair follicles remain alive and are ready to resume normal hair production whenever they receive the appropriate signal. In all cases, hair regrowth may occur even without treatment and even after many years.

ALOPECIA TOTALIS: Total hair loss of the scalp, (an advanced form of alopecia areata).

ALOPECIA UNIVERSALIS: Hair loss of the entire body, (also an advanced form of alopecia areata).

TRACTION ALOPECIA: Hair loss caused by physical stress and tension on the hair such as prolonged use of hair weaving, corn rows etc. Done too tightly on weak hair these can cause permanent hair loss.

TRICHOTILLOMANIA: Trichotillomania is generally considered an obsessive compulsive disorder in which the patient causes hair loss from repeated urges to pull or twist the hair until it breaks off. Patients are unable to stop this behavior, even as their hair becomes thinner. Symptoms usually begin before age 17.

TELOGEN EFFIUVIUM: (usually temporary hair loss) Caused by Physical stress, emotional stress, thyroid abnormalities, medications and hormonal causes normally associated with females.

ANAGEN EFFIUVIUM: Generally due to internally administered medications, such as chemotherapy agents, that poison the growing hair follicle.

All of these represent only a few of the different types of hair loss. Androgenetic alopecia represents nearly 95% of all hair loss in adult men and women.

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Is Laser Hair Therapy is right for you?  When it comes to what many have called the most important self-improvement decision of a lifetime, it is important to seek the services of professionals with an impeccable reputation and in whom you can place your trust.

Our Laser Hair Loss Treatment Programs are custom designed for your unique needs. If you are experiencing the devastating effects of hair loss and would like to learn more about the latest treatment options that are available to you, we invite you to schedule a consultation with one of our trained professional hair restoration specialists.  Your consultation is completely private and confidential. There is no obligation and no pressure to make a purchasing decision.




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