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What Causes Hair Loss

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5 February, 2008


Though the most common type of hair loss is Androgenetic Alopecia (male or female pattern hair loss), this does not sound like what you are experiencing. From your description, you could be experiencing Alopecia Areata . Alopecia areata is a hair loss condition which typically affects the scalp but can also be seen on other areas of the body. Alopecia Areata is characterized by rapid hair loss and typically affects one side of the scalp more than the other. It can be found in both men and women and is very different than typical genetic hair loss which is inherited. Evidence suggests that alopecia areata is caused by an abnormality in the immune system creating an autoimmunity. This causes the immune system to attack the hair follicles, discrupting the normal hair growth cycle. The cause of this is unknown however is sometimes associated with other conditions such as thyroid disease, ulcerative coiltis, allergic disorders, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritus. Because alopecia areata sometimes occurs within a family, genetics have been suggested to lay a role. Read More

17 January, 2008


The most common form of hair loss is Androgenetic Alopecia (hereditary hair loss). Keep in mind however, that female pattern hair loss can be inherited from either side of the family (your mother or your father) and from either sex. The cause of this type of hair loss is the genes. Certain hair is genetically predisposed to a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which is created when the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase combines with testosterone. Hair genetically predisposed to DHT will weaken and die when DHT binds to the receptor of the hair follicles. Read More

14 January, 2008


In order for hair loss sufferers to find real hair restoration solutions, they must first uncover the cause of their balding condition. Whether or not exercising can cause or expedite hair loss has been a concern for many balding men and women. However, I have no reason to believe that regular exercise has any negative impact on hair loss or hair growth. Exercise is an important part of one's overall health, and though male pattern baldness (genetic hair loss) cannot be stopped by proper nutrition, exercise, and an overall healthy lifestyle, healthy living will help you feel better and also minimize the risks of stress or health related hair loss conditions. Read More

19 October, 2007


There are several types of hair loss however, the most common type is genetic hair loss. Hair follicles are genetically programmed - and therefore, Androgenic Alopecia (hereditary hair loss) is caused by the genes. Here you will read how hereditary hair loss works and and hair loss treatments available. Read More

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