Drugs and Dangers
When it was noticed in the 1970s that minoxidil, a drug developed originally as an oral treatment for hypertension, produced hair growth on foreheads, upper cheeks and arms, researchers began testing it in a two-percent solution applied to balding scalps. Today that solution, the only drug approved for hair growth, is available in India.
The Upjohn Company, minoxidil’s major US seller however, explains that minoxidil isn’t for everyone. And those for whom it does work see different gains. A study conducted by Upjohn found that when more than 300 women with hereditary hair loss were treated with minoxidil, 60 percent showed some regrowth and 55 percent noticed a decrease in hair shedding. In another study, 2300 men who suffered hair loss but were not completely bald tried minoxidil. After one year, 39 percent had moderate to dense growth at the top of the head.
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Minoxidil acts by increasing the blood supply to the scalp and by directly stimulating the hair roots. Once a root dies, no medication can help grow the hair back, not even minoxidil. If you start minoxidil, you can’t stop. When you stop, your genes will take over, and the minoxidil supported hair will soon start shedding.
Women seem to be responding to minoxidil slightly better than men do; men appear to benefit most from the drug when they begin treatment in the early stages of Continue reading “New Ways To Fight Hair Loss – Part II” »
Stress, nutritional deficiency, pollution… The causes of hair loss are many. However, there are several new ways to fight hair loss, for both men and women.
Hair loss can be triggered by infections, drugs, diseases, diet and other factors, but most of the time it’s a result of genetic predisposition. The generic trait, which can be passed on by either parent, determines not just if, but when, we will lose hair. The condition is called androgenetic alopecia because it is an androgen (a male hormone) that causes the problem.
Prince William – victim of hair loss
Researchers believe that in those predisposed to hair loss, the follicles start to produce the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase, which grabs the male hormone testosterone from the blood and converts it to DHT, or dihydrotestosterone. DHT attacks the hair follicles, which then weaken and shrivel. For men, hair usually recedes Continue reading “New Ways To Fight Hair Loss!” »
Now that chilly mornings and pleasant days are gone, a long and daunting summer awaits us. With scorching sun beating down all day, not to mention the sweaty afternoons, summer seems to be searing with bad news. Add to this the many skin and hair problems and there is enough reason to sulk through the season. Here are five summer bummers to crack down on.
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BREAKOUTS: Think summer and you instantly think of breakouts. Even those with the best skin suffer from oily skin and pimples this season due to follicular obstruction. Summer is the season when skin produces a little more oil and sweat. This leads to the obstruction of hair follicles in our skin which causes pimples.
The solution? Use salicylic acid. Derived from the willow bark, salicylic acid is Continue reading “How to deal with the Five Summer Bummers?” »