Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Theories of Hairloss

Even to neglect your hair loss or take better care of it, you may have to know many things first. Before you choose whether to leave your hair thinking whatever may happen let it happen or get an ever-receding hairline, you have to know many things. Importantly you have to know that there are various ways to stop hair loss.

What are the causes?
To prevent hair loss, the key lies in knowing properly what is Male Pattern Baldness [MPB] and what are its causes. This baldness also happens to women. MPB is medically termed as androgenic alopecia. It is caused mainly due to various hereditary factors. It is also caused due to sensitivity to the enzyme, Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). At the end of testosterone conversion your body produces this enzyme. MPB is most common in men just because women don't have much testosterone. Partially, this may be the reason for castrated men to have less hair loss risks.

There are ways that can help you
Though hair loss may be mainly due to hereditary factors, it can still be reversed. Researches have shown that there are various triggers causing baldness. This only shows that one can reverse or control MPB. Taking fat-rich foods increase DHT production, which further causes speeding up of baldness. Asian men take less fatty fast food diet. This is the reason why they are found to be in lesser risk than American men. Apart from fat, one should also limit or avoid the following substances - nicotine, alcohol, salt, sugar and caffeine. You are widely recommended to use seafood due to its iodine content, a substance that triggers hair growth.

A proper and balanced diet is always recommended to reverse the effects of baldness or hair loss. You need to take adequate rest and sleep because it reduces stress and anxiety that can trigger testosterone conversion. In addition, there are various methods to increase hair growth. Scalp massages help stimulate blood vessels of the scalp and cause a more effective circulation of oxygen and nutrients necessary for hair growth.

Aromatherapy is also effective to cure hair loss. Used essential oils like lavender or bay as massage oil or mix them with shampoo. This is proved to be an effective therapy for treating hair loss. Water from boiled sage, burdock, rosemary, nettle and peach leaves acts as an efficient hair cleanser. This helps in keeping your scalp clean. Also, it helps in thickening hair strands and stimulating hair roots.

Keep this in mind
Lastly, note that restoring the health and vitality of your hair is not a speedy process. You cannot expect speedy results whatever prevention method you might have used. If you are suffering from excessive and fast hair loss consulting a doctor is always advisable. Medical attention is always suggested for effectively treating the problem.