Ultimate Guide To Avoiding Hair Loss
Hair loss (Androgenetic alopecia) refers to the reason of hair loss that is influenced by the androgen hormone, the genetic tendency for balding and aging. Because hair loss is caused by these hormones, treatment is available to immediately and dramatically prevent the loss of hair.
In general, normal men including women make male hormones. Testosterone, underestimation, and dihydrotestosterone (DHT), are the most common that they produce. Androgens are manufactured by the men's adrenals and testicles, and in women, by their adrenal glands and ovaries. In both sexes, these hormones are important but take place in different concentrations and amounts.
When hair follicles are exposed to DHT, a genetically prone individual, over time, leads to androgenetic alopecia, or female and male pattern baldness.
In particular cells of the hair follicle, as with in the sebaceous glands, there are enzymes called 5-alpha-reductase that are in high levels, converting testosterone which is then carried to these areas by the blood, and into DHT.
Hair loss myths:
Myth #1: Hair loss of an individual is inherited from the mother side.
Not true. Genetics is one factor of hair loss, it can be inherited from either the father's or the mother's side.
Myth #2. Frequent cutting of hair will make it grow thicker.
Not true. Although when the hair is cut, it would appear thicker at first, after three days or so, your hair would drop off and new hair would grow, having the same diameter as the pre cut hair.
Myth #3. Wearing a Hat Can Cause Hair Loss.
Not true. The hat can help by blocking off the sun's harmful rays. Although wearing a hat for a very long period of time may cause sebum accumulation due to temperature changes and can react with cholesterol creating a hardened sebum plug that will cut off oxygen circulation causing the hair to fall out.
Myth #4. DHT is the reason for hair loss.
Not true. Although an over production of DHT is a significant reason for hair loss, it is not the only cause.
Myth #5. Frequent shampooing and blow drying lead to hair loss.
Not true. Heat can damage the hair, reason for brittle hair; it does not harm the roots of the hair.
Even worse, some perscription drugs are known to cause hair loss. Avoid if at all possible the following drugs:
- Cholesterol-lowering drugs:
- High blood pressure:
- Ulcer drugs:
Actions you can take to prevent hair loss:
- Stop coloring or perming your hair very often for it can damage it
Vitamins you can take to prevent hair loss:
- Thiamin ( B1)
- Riboflavin (B2)
- Niacin (B3)
- Pahtothenic Acid (B5)
- Biotin (B7)
- Cobalamin (B12)
- Pyridoxine (B6). Responsible for protein intake balance, it helps in transporting amino acids to the proper tissues. This is also essential in the conversion of one amino acid to another like the conversion of Methionine to Cysteine. With Inositol, they regulate oil flow to the scalp and the skin.
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