Sunday, May 4, 2008

How To Stop Hair Loss

A number of things can cause excessive hair loss. The treatment will hence depend on the cause of the hair loss.Causes:After major surgery/ stress/ illnessHormonal problems like thyroid, androgen and estrogen problemsAfter having a babyMedicines like birth control pills, blood thinners, cancer treatment, antidepressantsUnderlying disease like lupus, diabetesImproper hair care like tight rollers, perms and other hair treatment may cause hair loss as wellDepending on your type of hair loss, many treatments are available. The simplest thing would be to stop a medicine causing hair loss & prescribe a different medicine. Recognizing and treating an infection may help stop the hair loss. Correcting a hormone imbalance may prevent further hair loss, like thyroid treatment, treating androgen deficiency etc.There are a few medicines may also help slow or prevent the development of common baldness. One medicine, minoxidil (brand name: Rogaine), is available without a prescription. However it is always best to consult a dermatologist before using any medicine. It is applied to the scalp. Both men and women can use it. Another medicine, finasteride (brand name: Propecia) is available with a prescription. It comes in pills and is only for men. It may take up to 6 months before you can tell if one of these medicines is working.If nothing stops hair loss, then you may consider trying different hairstyles or wigs, hairpieces, hair weaves or artificial hair replacement.Most of the times herbal treatments touted as the next wonder drug on the net are nothing more than just scams, and do not have adequate scientific evidence to back their claims.For more queries visit and post your question and get advice from medical experts.

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