How to avoid hair loss?
Hair loss (alopecia) is a very common disease that leads to thinning or complete disappearance of the scalp. Modern medicine has come up with several methods of treatment for this disease, each of them in its own way effective.
A healthy person’s hair grows throughout his or her life. However, this process slows down with age: hair begins to thin and fall out. Alopecia manifests itself in different ways: in men the disease leads to alopecia of the parietal and frontal lobes, in women to hair loss in the central part of the head. Over time, in the absence of timely treatment, the process will progress. And later it can lead to complete baldness.
Causes of hair loss
Hair loss can be caused by a variety of factors such as hereditary predisposition, hormonal imbalances, various types of trauma or scalp injuries. Alopecia can occur as a result of taking medications that slow blood clotting, contraceptives, as well as some anticancer drugs. Alopecia can also be a consequence of various kinds of disorders of the endocrine system. Iron and zinc deficiency in the body, improper nutrition, poisoning, burns and frostbite can also lead to hair loss. Alopecia in women often occurs after childbirth, against the background of changes that have occurred in the body. The risk of its occurrence increases with age: according to statistics, half of men begin to lose their hair by the age of 50. Almost 40% of middle-aged women also suffer from alopecia. The disease may be due to the negative impact on the hair follicles of a form of the hormone testosterone. It causes their dystrophy hair to thin, become brittle, lose its color and gradually fall out. About ten years after the first signs of alopecia appear, the follicles become overgrown with connective tissue, and if the disease is not treated in time, they lose their function completely.
Alopecia develops gradually: first the hair falls out in the parietal and frontal areas of the head, at the temples, and then the process spreads to other areas. But over time, the remaining hair also thins and falls out completely.
It is very important to diagnose the disease in time at an early stage in this case the treatment will be successful and effective.
Prevention and treatment of hair loss
If you notice signs of alopecia, the first thing to do is to start taking better care of your hair. Use quality balms, conditioners, try not to color your hair and not to dry it with a hair dryer. But unfortunately, in many cases, these measures are not able to stop the process of hair loss. If the disease progresses and despite prevention your hair is rapidly thinning, you need to seek help from a qualified specialist.
If the cause of alopecia is a disorder of the thyroid gland, you should also consult an endocrinologist. Based on the results of studies, he will prescribe the necessary medications that will eliminate the cause normalize the activity of the thyroid gland. And, consequently, restore the work of the hair follicles.
Excellent results are obtained by using such a drug as Propecia (Finasteride). Homeopathy can also be used for treatment. Homeopathy is a great option for those who prefer alternative methods of treatment: preparations are absolutely harmless for people of all ages, have no side effects. With a competent approach they can normalize the level of testosterone and the function of the hair follicles.