Thinning hair or baldness affects both men and women. Although men and women are affected differently, it is still problematic and many people are willing to do almost anything to “fix” it. There are things you can do to either prevent hair loss or to stop the progression of hair fall out. There are pharmaceutical and surgical treatments available.
About Hair problems
Male and female pattern baldness are real issues. There is some loss of hair that naturally occurs as we age. It becomes a problem if YOU think it is a problem. You may notice a few more hairs in your comb or brush, more strands on your pillow, and/or more loose strands falling out. Women will experience overall thinning of their hair and along the “part” line. Men on the other hand will experience a receding hair line at the temples and the hair fall out will progress toward the back of the head in an M shape.
Preventing Hair ailments
Eating healthy and getting the right amount of exercise can help keep hair follicles healthy and hair growing the way it should. Eating foods that are rich in vitamins that benefit hair is to your advantage. B vitamins including Biotin and Inositol are important in keeping hair healthy.
Caring properly for your hair is another way you can help to prevent hair to drop out. Excessive washing and blow drying your hair and pull on the hair shaft and cause them to become narrow in spots and break off. Combing or brushing your hair roughly can also pull out hair although that is not likely your intent. If you have ever combed a little girl’s hair after washing you know there are going to be knots and tangles. Pulling the comb through those knots will cause damage to the hair shaft and possibly damage the hair follicles.
Hairstyles may also cause hair breakage and loss. In order to prevent hair to fall out all that may be needed is a simple hairstyle change. Braids, pony tails, and styles that have the hair lying in an unnatural manner that can cause hair breakage.
If you are using birth control, are pregnant, or have given birth hair problems are likely to occur some time after the delivery of your child or after you’ve stopped using birth control. It is believed that hormone levels are the culprit. It is important to make sure your hormone levels are what they should be for you to be healthy. Once hormone levels stabilize you will likely see new hair growth. In these cases your thinning hair may come back.
Women in perimenopause, menopause, or who are post menopausal may experience hair loss due to the fluctuating hormone levels. Once they become more stable hair may re-grow back over time.
Hormone levels in men also can cause hair baldness. In order for certain types of baldness to occur testosterone must be present and not in huge amounts either. DHT-Dihydrotestosterone (a male hormone) attacks the hair follicles by shrinking them.
This reduces significantly the amount of hair that can be seen with the naked eye.
In order to prevent hair to fade out, a healthy life style can do wonders. Your choice of hairstyles
can help to prevent hair ailments as well. Getting your hormone levels checked to be sure they are where they are supposed to be may prevent hair loss due to the presence of DHT-Dihydrotestosterone. There are treatments that can help block the chemicals that can turn testosterone into DHT and allow hair follicles to heal. Talk to your doctor about ho