Androgenetic alopecia, or male pattern baldness, is a complicated condition. Despite plaguing men – and women – for thousands of years, it is still not fully understood. The conventional wisdom says that it’s entirely caused by genetics. But new evidence suggests diet may play a role too, with hair loss linked to insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. In this post, we’ll look at how to reverse these conditions and regrow your hair by changing what you eat.
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The average scalp contains roughly 100,000 to 150,000 hairs. And it’s normal to lose around 100 of these each day. If you’re seeing an increase in hair fall – more hair in your brush, in the shower, or a worrying amount coming out in your hands when touched – it’s important to identify what’s causing it. In many cases, the underlying reason will be genetic but environmental factors are also known to influence hair health. In this article we’ll take a look at the different types of hair loss, common causes, and effective treatments. Continue reading The Different Types of Hair Loss
Effective as they may be, current hair loss treatments are only really effective at preventing further balding. A lucky few may experience regrowth, but maintenance is key in the fight against hair loss. For those who’ve already lost ground, hair transplants are an option, but only a finite amount of donor hair will be available to cover balding areas. But a future hair loss treatment promises to address this problem. Hair cloning, and the similar hair multiplication, should provide an unlimited supply of new hair for hair loss sufferers. So just when will hair cloning be available? Continue reading What is Hair Cloning and when will it be Available?
Numerous studies have shown saw palmetto to reduce levels of dihydrotestosterone – the main hormone thought to be responsible for hair loss. As an extract from Serenoa repens – a fruit – it’s a natural hair loss treatment that has a similar mechanism of action to prescription hair loss drugs like Propecia. So if you’re suffering from hair loss but experience side effects from the prescription solutions, this herbal medicine may be a viable and effective alternative. But does it actually work for hair loss? Continue reading Saw Palmetto for Hair Loss
Ever wondered why it’s mostly men who go bald? Testosterone, the male hormone, gets converted to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which binds to the hair follicle, causing it to shrink. Two drugs are medically approved to lower levels of this hormone, but which is the best hair loss treatment? finasteride or dutasteride? Propecia or Avodart? Continue reading Finasteride or Dutasteride for Hair Loss?
Propecia (finasteride 1mg) has been around since 1997. It’s the most popular hair loss drug worldwide and is taken by millions of sufferers worldwide. However, it doesn’t have the best reputation, with many users reporting erectile dysfunction and other sexual side effects. Many more are justifiably afraid of using Propecia for fear of suffering the same unwanted effects. Now, though, an alternative method of administering the drug promises to deliver the same benefits without the risks. So is topical finasteride a safer alternative to Propecia? Continue reading Topical Finasteride: A Safer Alternative to Propecia?
Biotin is probably the most popular dietary supplement for hair loss. And while there has been relatively few studies into its effectiveness as a hair loss treatment, there are plenty of anecdotal reports supporting the claim that it thickens hair. So is biotin an effective hair loss treatment? Continue reading Is Biotin an Effective Hair Loss Treatment?
Finasteride, the active chemical in Propecia and Proscar, is commonly prescribed by doctors to treat male pattern baldness. Do a quick Google search, though, and you’ll quickly find horror stories from people who’ve used it as a hair loss treatment only to suffer terrible side effects – some irreversible. At the same time, numerous trials and studies have shown it to be very safe. So what exactly is the truth about finasteride side effects? Continue reading The Truth About Finasteride Side Effects
It sounds perfect: a product you apply to your scalp that addresses the root cause of baldness – without causing any side effects! That’s what research chemical RU58841 appears to do, in theory. By combatting the damaging effects of hair loss-causing hormones locally, this topical antiandrogen should be able to maintain the hair of men (and women) who are susceptible to androgenetic alopecia. So is RU58841 the ultimate hair loss treatment? Continue reading RU58841: The Cure for Hair Loss?
With more than 350 clinics in Istanbul alone, hair transplants are big business in Turkey. An estimated 5000 patients travel here each month to restore their hair via surgery, creating an industry worth $1 billion to the Turkish economy. And as the procedure becomes more and more common, Turkey is fast emerging as the hair transplant capital of the world. So just what is it about this country that is attracting patients from all corners of the globe? Continue reading Getting a Hair Transplant in Turkey: What You Need to Know