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Women’s Hair Loss - My sink is Full of Hair

Women’s Hair Loss: My sink is Full of Hair!!

Society loves a full head of beautiful hair on a female. As women age, however, so does the hair and, depending upon heredity, lifestyle, diet and disease, hair becomes gray, brittle, and, in some cases much thinner. Fortunately, women today can do something about all of these conditions and maintain a more youthful appearance much longer.

Probably the most devastating hair problem for women is thinning and balding. The gray can be colored; conditioners can restore suppleness, but no easy fix is available for significant hair loss.

It is important to first isolate the cause of hair loss before making the decision to do something. Causes can be determined by a physician and may include one or more of the following:

1. Heredity: From both parents, propensity for hair loss can be inherited and, unfortunately, is a permanent condition.

2. Stress/Anxiety: Life-changing events, such as divorce or death, as well as career and financial difficulties can take their toll on hair growth. Fortunately, the condition is temporary and will dissipate as the cause does.

3. Disease: Certain diseases (e.g., Diabetes, Lupus) will cause hair loss. Again, once treatment has begun and the disease is under control, the hair loss can reverse itself. Drugs for diseases can cause hair loss as well, and, again, once the drug is stopped, hair usually returns.

4. Diet/Exercise: A bad diet, lack of exercise, and lack of hydration can cause hair loss to accelerate beyond the normal (normal being 100 or so strands a day). Again, this can be reversed with a better lifestyle.

5. Skin and Scalp Infections: With treatment, hair loss will reverse.

6. Menopause: Many women experience increased hair loss with the onset of menopause – this too may be permanent.

There are two types of permanent hair loss in women. The first is patterned, in which hair is lost on the top of the head but remains intact on the back of the head. The other is non-patterned, where hair loss occurs throughout the head and, eventually, leads to a bald appearance. Dependent upon the type, there are several, although limited, options.

There are hair loss products on the market specifically for women. This is important, because male products are not advised and can, indeed, be dangerous. These products will slow the hair loss process and may stimulate some regrowth.

Wigs are now fashion accessories, and even women with normal hair often have several. This is a fortunate societal trend for sufferers of hair loss.

Surgical procedures are available and are effective for patterned hair loss, because hair from the back of the head can be transplanted to the thinning frontal areas. These options are expensive and not covered by health insurance. However, a low-cost way of treating hair loss is by using Provillus. Provillus is an oral supplement, which works to block DHT, a form of testosterone that is responsible for 95 percent of hair loss. It also works to stimulate the scalp and bring dead follicles back to life. You can use Provillus as a preventive supplement, starting the program before hair loss becomes severe, or you can use it after DHT has already begun to take hold of your hair and scalp. You can get it at www.provillus.com.

Hair loss treatment is an individual choice. Women whose moods and happiness are affected by hair loss should do something about it. Women who are in the public eye and who feel the need to be as attractive as possible should do something about their thinning hair. Isolate the cause and develop a plan of action.

 

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