New developments in hair loss treatment
Hair loss can be a very uncomfortable condition for anyone who suffers from it, regardless of their age or situation. It is normal for the hairline to recede, hairs to become gray and white and to fall out increasingly with age, but in a society where youth is considered the beauty ideal and anything suggesting an older age is considered ugly, for those poor folks with hair loss the condition is a major problem. Hair loss is not only common in advanced age, but also after pregnancy. However, the hair loss women experience after pregnancy is a normal reaction of the body, which is trying to re-establish its pre-pregnancy hormonal balance, and it is nothing to worry about in general since it stops after a few weeks and hair tends to grow back as before.
In fact, during pregnancy the female body holds on to all the hair that would normally have fallen out during the nine months, and it then has to catch up with having all that hair fall out, so naturally, the hair loss might seem stronger than before and during pregnancy, but this is regulated naturally. In such cases where hair loss does not stop, especially in elderly people, seeking a remedy is common use. Many remedies exist on the market, though as with any type of product, a great number of those are just scams and few will actually keep the promises they make. If you are still young, take a good hard look at your parents. Most of hair loss is genetic so if your parents both still have thick, beautiful hair, chances are your hair will not be falling out anytime soon. This is especially true for men, whereas hair loss in women can have a wider range of reasons, including all kinds of hormonal dysfunctions.
Many people suffering from hair loss are eager to inform themselves about the treatments available for them. This is understandable since losing hair can not only be unsightly, but also put a psychological strain on the person affected. Treatments can stop hair loss, prevent it and sometimes even reverse it. One permanent albeit costly treatment is hair transplantation. The technology of such a procedure has evolved considerably and nowadays, it is almost impossible to tell a person has had hair transplantation if the job has been well done.
For men, DHT is a derivative from testosterone and it is also the substance which is mainly responsible for hair loss in men, so taking DHT blockers helps stop hair loss and, in young men, even reverses it. Propecia, known under the generic name of Finasteride, has this desired effect of blocking DHT. This treatment is available in tablet form and has an effect on men only.
For women, there is no such cure; in fact, Propecia can be dangerous for them, and the only known treatment that actually works well, even reversing hair loss, is the over-the-counter spray called Rogaine. Its generic name is minoxidil and it is regularly applied to the scalp in order to achieve hair re-growth. This is a treatment that helps, but the hair and scalp rely on it so much that as soon as it is stopped, effects will vanish and the treatment will have been pointless.
There are other herbal treatments and supplements available that are supposed to stop hair loss. However, any herbal treatments have not been tried and tested as well as the medical ones, even though some people are attracted to them due to the fact that they are more natural and contain less chemical, potentially dangerous ingredients. While this is doubtlessly true, the question of how well they work, or if in fact they work at you are happily swallowing your pills or spraying on your liquid, your hair loss might just continue without you really doing anything about it.
That said, there are many nice and charming people that are completely bald and most of them remain. Mostly, they will have no effect unless your hair loss is due to vitamin deficiencies. If you do decide to try herbal, natural remedies then by all means get them in a shop that specializes in such kind of treatments, with professional staff that will really be able to help you and advise you as to what the best products for you might be. One risk of herbal treatments, more so than in traditional medical ones, is that you might think you are doing something to combat your hair loss when in fact whatever treatment you are using has no effect whatsoever and as important thing to remember is that hair loss will not affect your inner beauty.