Hair loss whether you are a man or a woman is disconcerting to say the least. It is important to get a physical to rule out serious health conditions. There are causes to hair loss. Hair Re-growth-hair loss remedies are available for both men and women. Most treatments are effective. The one that will be most effective for your needs can be determined with the help of your physician.
Causes of Hair Loss
Hair loss can be hereditary. If a parent experienced thinning hair or balding it is likely that you may develop it as well. The good news is that you don't have to be resigned to "your fate."
Physical and emotional stress can also cause hair loss. The reason for this may be that the body is using its energy to heal or recover from the stress and thus it takes away from the energy it uses to help grow your hair. Illnesses and high fevers can create hair loss as well. Nervous habits that may result from these stresses such as pulling your hair or rubbing your scalp excessively can pull out hair or break it and cause it to fall out.
Hormonal changes in both men and women can also trigger hair loss. Certain medications such as those used in chemotherapy and radiation treatments are known to cause hair loss.
The good news is that once treatment is suspended hair will grow back over time.
Washing, blow drying, or combing your hair roughly when it is tangled can cause hair to weaken or become brittle and fall out. It's best to use a conditioner or a detangler to make combing your hair especially after washing easier.
Pharmaceutical treatments include oral medications and topical treatments that may or may not require a prescription are available. Topical treatments are external, used on the scalp only. There are also surgical treatments. These treatments have possible side effects including sexual side effects (for men) and skin irritation or infection among others. More serious side effects can include swelling of the lips, breast pain or growth, or discharge from your nipples.
Surgical treatments include hair cloning (creating copies of existing hair) and "planting them in the balding areas on your head. Hair Transplants involves taking healthy hair from one area of the head and putting them in balding areas. Both are permanent solutions and both can be painful.
Natural treatments include natural supplements that may include a blend of vitamins, minerals, and herbal extracts known to benefit hair loss. These supplements have fewer side effects if any and are less expensive. Many people are turning toward natural products to avoid the potential serious side effects of other treatments.
Re-growth (with) hair loss is possible through the use of any one of a variety of treatments. The most radical would be surgery such as hair transplantation and hair cloning. Both can be painful and expensive. Oral medications and topical treatments are available. They are less expensive than surgery but have potentially serious side effects.
Natural products such as oral supplements are available and fast becoming a popular option. They have far fewer side effects and can be less expensive than other treatments. Their safety is a big draw for many people. Only your and your physician can determine the most beneficial treatment that will meet your needs.