Wednesday, 19 September 2012


Today where style is so popular and various hair products are being advertised, various conditioners are being endorsed, branded hair lotions are being publicised by the celebrities, there are those people also who are suffering from the baldness. Many people who are suffering from this annoying infection called baldness, which is depriving them to use all the hair products. Today hair-fall is common problem not only among men but in women also. Alopecia is the name used generally used for the male baldness. A patient of alopecia suffers hair loss not only from head but from whole body.

It is the most common problem among men. Male pattern baldness is noticed by hair receding from the lateral sides of the forehead which are known as temples. Hair loss has many possible reasons, such as systemic diseases, infections, toxic agents, and hormone imbalances. Pattern hair loss is related to hormones called androgen. There is pattern hair loss is related to hormones called androgens which is specifically known as dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It plays a vital role in male pattern baldness as it reduces the life span of hair on scalp and hence it leads to the hair fall. It has been recommended to males to take care of their hair and scalp through treatments to avoid hair fall if they are suffering from hair-fall. Dermatologists are of the view that males should take a right step at right time if their scalp is suffering from hair loss.

Hair loss among women is also a common problem during their middle age and old age. The most type of hair loss seen in women is androgenetic alopecia, which is also known as female pattern alopecia or baldness and alopecia areata. Losing 100 -150 hairs in a day is normal among women. Typically the frontal hairline is preserved but the density of hair is decreased on all areas of the scalp. Intially it was believed to be caused by testosterone just as in male baldness, but most women who lose hair have normal testosterone levels. It has been observed among women that in taking of contraceptive pills, cancer treatments, chemotherapy, medications during pregnancy, thyroid treatments may cause hair fall. Many dermatologists suggest that women should condition and shampoo her hair on regular basis to keep the texture and roots of hair in scalp strong enough.


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