Hair Loss Causes and Treatment
Beautiful hair is an important aspect of a woman's appearance. Long, full bodied, soft and shiny locks can make any woman attractive and ladylike. It is understandable why hair loss makes us feel vulnerable and insecure.
Hair strands falling out is a natural process associated with new hair growth. Every day we lose between 50 and 100 strands of hair.
If your hair starts falling out above normal – more than 100 hairs daily, be aware that this is not just a cosmetic problem, there is a possibility that you experience hair loss. But before starting any hair loss treatment, first explore the roots of the problem. Better visit your doctor – a good health professional will examine all the probable causes to find out what triggers your hair loss. This is a must for the treatment to be effective.
How to deal with hair loss?
Known are four major types of hair loss:
1. alopecia androgenica, male balding type or total hair thinning;
2. alopecia areata starts with a bald spot on the top of the head and gradually extends to other parts of the head;
3. alopecia totalis causes complete hair loss;
4. alopecia universalis causes total body hair loss.
Why does hair fall out?
Although alopecia is not well studied, specialists say it could be caused by thyroid problems, chronic inflammation, stress, mental trauma, anemia, unhealthy diets, vaccines, etc. As you can see, it is not an easy task to determine the causes of hair loss.
The poor scalp’s blood supply is one of the most common causes of hair loss. This condition can be provoked by different external factors. For example, too much coffee and smoking can cause spasms in blood vessels. Inverted yoga poses and gingko biloba increase blood circulation and can help.
Another common cause appears to be the weight loss; it is linked to lack of essential nutrients. If you follow a vegetarian diet, your levels of proteins and iron could be subnormal, and this can lead to hair loss, too.
In different periods of woman’s live susceptibility to this disease varies. Postpartum hair loss is a good example, almost half of the women experience hair renovation after pregnancy. The postmenopausal hormonal imbalance causes total hair thinning.
The medical hair loss treatments include lotions, emulsions, shampoos, hormonal treatments and steroids. The downside of some of these medicaments is that in long terms they can provoke many side effects as increased appetite, weight gaining, high blood pressure, bone and joint problems.
If the cause of your hair loss is not some underlying disease, it is time to think what part of your daily regimen and lifestyle triggers the problem.
Maybe it is the frequent washing with an aggressive shampoo, or the use of too many styling products. Choose your hair products wisely; go as natural as possible and better invest in more expensive but quality products, which will not harm your hair and scalp.
There are many effective homemade hair loss treatments. Particularly useful are the garlic and the daily scalp massage with natural and essential oils.
Also, try to live a healthy life – exercise regularly; reduce the consumption of coffee – drink green tea instead; do not smoke; eat more raw foods; avoid junk food; take supplements when needed.
Protects your tresses – keep them warm in winter and away from the sun in summer.