Hair Loss Tips


Hair Loss and Nutrition Recommendations

Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in starch, which may help slow down the process of hair loss. Fruits and vegetables contain flavonoids, many of which are antioxidants that may provide protection for the hair follicles and encourage hair growth

Eat plenty of foods high in biotin and/or take supplemental biotin. Biotin is needed for healthy hair and skin, and may even prevent hair loss in some men. Good food sources of biotin include brewer’s yeast, brown rice, bulgur, green peas, lentils, oats, soybeans, sunflower seeds, and walnuts
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Hair Loss and Nutrition

Hair loss or baldness or loss of hair is referred to as alopecia. Alopecia totalis means the loss of all scalp hair. Alopecia universalis means the loss of all body hair, including eyebrows and eyelashes. Alopecia areata means that hair is falling out in patches, which is a temporary condition and rarely leads to baldness.

Factors causing hair loss include heredity, hormones, and aging. Researchers have yet to nail down the exact cause(s) of hair loss, but some scientists believe that the body’s immune system mistakes hair follicles for foreign tissues and attacks them. Others suspect a genetic component.
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Post-Pregnancy Hair Loss

Hair loss after pregnancy is absolutely normal. The hair loss is simply that all the great thick lustrous hair you had while you were pregnant is thinning out. Hair loss after pregnancy is merely a sign that you are no longer pregnant and usually occurs around three months after childbirth.

You normally shed a certain amount of your hair on a daily basis, but throughout pregnancy you shed less. When your hormones start to return to normal you will experience a large amount of hair loss after pregnancy which is actually you losing the same amount of hair that you would have done over the past nine months of pregnancy.

The amount seems like a lot of hair, and it can feel that you are losing far too much hair but in reality you are just getting back to normal.
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Hair Loss and Nutrition

Hair loss or baldness or loss of hair is referred to as alopecia. Alopecia totalis means the loss of all scalp hair. Alopecia universalis means the loss of all body hair, including eyebrows and eyelashes. Alopecia areata means that hair is falling out in patches, which is a temporary condition and rarely leads to baldness.

Factors causing hair loss include heredity, hormones, and aging. Researchers have yet to nail down the exact cause(s) of hair loss, but some scientists believe that the body’s immune system mistakes hair follicles for foreign tissues and attacks them. Others suspect a genetic component.
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Hair Regrowth Natural Treatment

Arginine: This is another essential amino acid for proper hair growth. In addition, it is the metabolic precursor for Nitric Oxide, which is a messenger substance that stimulates hair growth by opening Potassium channels. Arginine in large doses (3g-12g) may also help release Growth Hormone which probably helps in hair loss (along with anti-aging and body development).Many people have said it helped their hair loss. Available in Natural and grocery store.

Cysteine: This amino acid is essential for proper hair growth. It probably doesn’t help much to regrow hair if you have hair loss, but helps ensures that you have the proper nutrients necessary to grow hair. It supports hair growth. No known side effects. Available in Natural and grocery store.
Fatty acids

Fatty acids: tural fatty acid with possible antiandrogenic effects. not tested.
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Hair Regrowth Commercial Treatment

BioFolic H: A natural (and possibly overpriced) treatment that may or may not help in hair loss.

Electrotrichogenesis: Electrical Stimulation of follicles, Popularized by a company in Canada called Current, this method seems to have some validity although there are still questions about safety. Avalaibale in certain salons in Canada, Mexico etc.

F N S / Follicle Nutrient Serum (Piliel): Non-steroidal anabolic hormone and cell culture medium. Cessation of hair loss in 3 weeks and beginning of hair regrowth at optimal hair growth rates in limited trials. No side effects observed.
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Hair Loss – What Do We Know about It?

The diagnosis
There are many things that can cause hair loss. The medical term for hair loss is alopecia areata (AA). This condition affects 1%-2% of humans and usually hair is lost from the scalp. We know different types of this illness. There can be diffused alopecia areata (the hair is lost diffusely over the whole scalp), alopecia areata monolocularis (baldness in one spot), alopecia areata multilocularis (baldness in more than one spot), alopecia areata barbae (bald spot on the beard), alopecia areata totalis (there is no hair on the scalp) and alopecia areata universalis (all body hair is lost).

More frequently hair loss occurs in people who have already affected family members or in people who have relatives with autoimmune diseases. In the last case hair loss is a result of autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks its own hair follicles and suppresses or stops hair growth.
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Hair Loss – Interesting Facts

- 40 percent of all women and half of all men will experience hair loss in their lifetimes.
- The most common causes of hair loss are genetically related.
- Everyday shampooing, combing and blow-drying does not speed up hair loss.
- People with certain nutritional deficiencies can sometimes experience hair loss.
- We each have about 100 000 hairs on the scalp.
- It is normal to lose 50–100 hairs from the head each day.
- Each hair on the head grows for about 5 years before being shed.
- The thickness of each hair depends on the size of the follicle from which it is growing.
- Eyebrow hairs grow for only 10 weeks.
- Scalp hair grows at a rate of about 1 cm (just under half an inch) a month.
- A survey has shown that about 7.9 million men and 1.6 million women in the UK have hair loss problems.
- Each year, American men spend about $900 million on efforts to regrow hair.
- The number of hairs on the head varies with the color of hair: blond – 140,000, black – 108,000, brown – 110,000 and red – 90,000.
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