Friday, November 26, 2010



 The popular name for this problem is the Hair Loss or the Baldness.
 Behind this  problem stay a lot of causes, but I will try to resume them as short as I can. They can be local, psychogenic or organic.
The hair pass through three stages.
The last one, named Telogen effluvium, is a normal period in the hair’s life , when the dead hair will fall. This is the most common  hair loss , and it’s seasonal , being observed mostly in the fall.
Firstly, alopecia can be hereditary, especially in middle age men, which means if the father was bald , the boys will be too. This kind of hair loss is influenced by an excess of testosterone.This can be treatable with anti androgen treatment and hair transplant. 
Secondly, could be after a chemotherapy or radiotherapy for a cancer. This hair loss is reversible.
Thirdly,could appear after a bad anemia,  a  crash diet , or in eating disorders . The excess of  vitamin  A  and zinc  could  gave us  a hair loss too. A diet and supplements reconsideration can solve the problem.
Not to mention the endocrine illnesses involving thyroid or adrenal glands or the locally  mycosis of the scalp which can generate the hair loss.
Women can lose hair diffusely related to all hormonal imbalances in or after the pregnancy, menopause, the estrogens levels having a role in that. The excess of testosterone in a woman gave the same reaction.
Losing hair could appear in trichotilomania, when the person pull her own hair and this is psychogenic.
We can identify also alopecia areata, when a patch of hair is missing in a specific area of the scalp, the cause being also psychogenic and can be reversible with local steroid treatment.
After a severe psychogenic distress we can lose the hair completely, phenomenon named calvition and in this case there is no treatment.
     It is very important to consult a dermatologist, to find out the cause of your problem and the appropriate treatment.
An analysis made from the root of the hair can be a good idea. A routine blood test, to find out the blood count  and also a hormone dosage can be  a good idea.  
   A life, avoiding and managing the stress, with a balance diet, taking supplements (selenium , zinc , vitamins B),a good exercise, a good hygiene of the scalp(medicinal shampoos), could prevent this problem, but when the case arrive, the treatment must to be related with the cause. 

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