What You Need to Know About Hair Loss

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What You Need To Know About Hair Loss, Hair Loss Prevention &
Hair Rejuvenation

Table of Contents
Introduction.................................................................................................................................................3
Chapter I: Causes of Hair Loss......................................................................................................................4
Genetic Causes of Hair Loss.....................................................................................................................5
Other Causes of Hair Loss........................................................................................................................7
Chapter II: Diagnosing Hair Loss ..................................................................................................................9
Chapter III: Drugs and Medications Used for Hair Loss..............................................................................13
Chemical Treatments.............................................................................................................................13
Going to the Roots.................................................................................................................................14
History of Hair Loss Medications...........................................................................................................15
Mechanism of Hair Loss Drugs...............................................................................................................16
Chapter IV: Natural Modes of Treatment..................................................................................................18
Aloe Vera...............................................................................................................................................18
Green Tea..............................................................................................................................................18
Red Pepper............................................................................................................................................19
Chapter V: Alternative Modes of Treatment.............................................................................................21
Acupuncture..........................................................................................................................................21
Ayurvedic Oil Massage and Hair Diet.....................................................................................................21
Laser Phototherapy...............................................................................................................................22
Chapter VI: Hair Loss Prevention and Hair Rejuvenation...........................................................................24
Iron........................................................................................................................................................24
Trace Mineral Silica................................................................................................................................25
Iodine.....................................................................................................................................................25
Zinc........................................................................................................................................................25
So Does Exercise....................................................................................................................................26
So Wil Your Habits................................................................................................................................27
Chapter VII: Coping with Hair Loss.............................................................................................................28
Before and After Images............................................................................................................................29

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Introduction
In an age where people want to preserve their youthfulness and
beauty until the last possible moment, losing hair can be the last
straw. It can be devastating for anyone's self esteem.
Men dread the Friar Tuck, the obvious bald spot, and having to resort
to a comb over.
Women who suffer from hair loss watch as the strands pile into their
hairbrush, agonize over lost patches, and sometimes suffer from
complete baldness - although this case is rarer than it is of men.
In most cases, hair loss is determined by genetics. Just as the color of
your hair, its thickness, length and texture are determined by genes.
What many people do not know is that hair loss can also be the
symptom of a serious health condition, and in one case, a condition
in itself. Anyone experiencing sudden and dramatic hair loss should
consult a doctor immediately.
Reading this book should help you treat both cosmetic hair loss and
help you determine if your hair loss is a symptom of something
deadlier. It wil also detail some of the natural and chemical
treatments that can help delay hair loss.

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It wil also give you a few tips on how to prevent hair loss and
natural y create shiny, healthy and beautiful hair.
Chapter I: Causes of Hair Loss
Hair loss is caused by many factors. Before understanding why you
are losing your hair, you have to understand how hair works.
Hair is considered a biomaterial, found only in mammals (in most
other animals it is cal ed fur). Hair grows from fol icles, which is the
little bulb you see when you pul a hair out. Located beneath the skin
in a layer cal ed the dermis, hair sprouts from the fol icle in the visible
part cal ed the shaft.
Hair is divided into three areas: the cuticle, cortex and medul a. Al of
these compose the material. The cortex is composed of a substance
cal ed keratin, over which the cuticle overlaps in an arrangment not
unlike those of roof tiles. The medul a is found at the center of the
fiber.
Hair grows in a cyclical pattern of growth, death and regrowth,
known as anagen, catagen and telogen phases. These phases occur
at the same time and your head of hair (as wel as the hair on other
parts of the body) can experience al three phases at the same time
with single fol icles.

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At the growth stage, which can take up to eight years depending on
your genetics, the cel s produce new hair and the fol icle is inside the
skin, constantly nourished by blood. The nourishment stimulates the
hair to grow.
Later, the strand dies. The fol icle shrivels up and cuts the strand off
from its food source. This is what causes hair to grow, because the
shaft is pushed upward out of the skin.
Final y, the hair starts to rest in the telogen phase until the growth
cycle begins again. New hair growth pushes the now completely
dead strand out of the fol icle, which causes the hair to fal out. On
average, the human head loses about 100 strands daily, which is
considered normal.
Your hair is an important aspect of your body. It keeps you warm,
protects sensitive areas like the genitals and for many people, is an
important part of their appearance. Losing hair can be a devastating
blow to the ego and result in low self esteem.
Genetic Causes of Hair Loss
Sadly, the most common cause of hair loss is genetics. The simple
truth is, some men are fated to be bald and some are not. This is also
true for women. Most men who go bald do so because of a gene
inherited from their mother--and this normal y skips a generation.

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Sudden baldness in men often starts with thinning hair around the
crown, with the man gradual y losing al hair until the entire scalp is
bald.
These genetic factors combine with aging and family history and
start thinning the hair somewhere around the late thirties. Some
women also experience this type of baldness, but due to the amount
of testosterone need, it is normal y confined to men.
Many women experience some form of baldness if they suffer from
polycystic ovaries or any disease that imbalances their hormones.
One strange disease that causes baldness is known as alopecia
areata. It is caused by sudden baldness on one side of the head or
other parts of the body. When a person suffers from alopecia, their
own immune system starts to attack their hair and disrupts the cycle
of hair growth.
Many studies show that alopecia-afflicted hair fol icles have too many
immune cel s growing in them. The hair loss can only affect one area,
or in more severe cases, affect the entire body.
Alopecia can be a disease al on its own, but it is normal y a symptom
of other auto immune diseases like loss of thyroid function, lupus,
vitiligo or it can also be an extreme manifestation of an al ergic
reaction.

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Other diseases like diabetes can
also cause hair loss in extreme
cases.
Other Causes of Hair Loss
An unhealthy diet causes hair loss because it deprives hair of the
essential nutrients it needs to grow.
A person suffering from anorexia can experience hair loss as part of
the disease. Anorexia, bulimia or other forms of eating disorders
cause hair loss because the body is deprived of the essential
nutrients that are needed to grow and replace hair. Many eating
disorder sufferers often use laxatives or diet pil s, which can
aggravate the problem.
Stress can also cause hair loss, especial y when the cortisone levels of
the body are continual y elevated due to exposure to stressful
elements. The body may also go through periods of sudden hair loss
when it feels like it is under stress--a good example is when a
woman starts to lose a little more hair near the time she has to give
birth. Usual y this type of hair loss self-corrects and is merely a
natural reaction.

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Other stress induced bad habits, such as picking at hair (a habit
similar to biting nails) can cause bald spots where the fol icles have
been completely ripped out. This disease is known as
trichotil omania.
A sufferer often has bald, bleeding patches in many parts of their
body and need mental therapy to get over a disease like this.
Over styling your hair can also result in some hair loss. A person who
frequently bleaches, colors and wears tight hair styles can suffer
from baldness later on.
Chemical treatments like peroxide bleaching or highlighting hair
damage keratin, which results in dry frizzy hair that may start fal ing
out simply because they are no longer healthy.
The radiation from chemotherapy treatments normal y causes
massive hair loss in the body, especial y in the head and other areas.
If chemotherapy is successful, the hair normal y grows back,
although it is usual y thinner and finer than before.
Medications (cause hair loss as a side effect) - medications for
bipolar disorder, acne and even some diet pil s can cause hair loss.

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Chapter II: Diagnosing Hair Loss
Al kinds of disease and disorders in the medical world are proven
through different diagnostic methods. Doctors and al health care
providers do not and wil not present any kind of treatment if the
condition has not been diagnosed yet. Apart from the fact that this is
part and parcel of most of the standard operating procedures in
most health facilities, your client's overal health depends on this.
As indicated in the chapter before this, hair loss is considered a
problematic health condition. Although there are several products in
the market which can help one deal with this, consultation with a
specialist would be the best move for anyone.
First of al , you should know when your hair loss is considered normal
or otherwise. Researchers and medical specialists state that the head
normal y sheds fifty strands of hair every day; so don't be too
alarmed that you see hair on your brush when you comb in the
morning. However, you should think about visiting the doctor, or talk
to an expert when you experience the fol owing.
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Here are some of the warning signs of alopecia.

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* Sudden and rapid hair loss, such as losing large amounts in the
shower
* Finding tons of hair on your pil ow when you wake up
* Experiencing hair loss even you do not suffer from auto-
immune or similar diseases
* The hair loss is accompanied by fatigue or a feeling of
exhaustion
* The skin under your hair (scalp and other parts of the body) is
red, scaly and/or swol en
* There are bald spots in your beard, mustache and other parts of
the body where you have hair
* You are a woman and you are experiencing male pattern
baldness.
If you experience one or two of those warning signs and symptoms,
you should definitely have your hair loss problem checked out.
In case you decide to consult with a doctor, here are some of the
tests that you should expect and might want to undergo.
* The Pul Test. In this test, several dozen strands of hair pul ed
out gently. This determines the stage of the shedding process
to diagnose or rule out certain hair loss conditions.
* Getting skin scrapings. In this test, dermatologic samples and a
few strands of hair are scraped and plucked from the scalp to

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