List of Treatments
for Baldness or Loss of Hair – Hair Transplantation Compared to Rogaine
and Propecia – Depends on Cause of Alopecia
There are several treatments for hair loss, including hair
transplantation, over the counter and prescription drugs, ointments and
creams. Some people take no action to hide or treat their hair-loss
while others may take minor steps like wearing a hat or wig, changing
their hairstyle, and makeup. Both men and women can experience hair
There are some other steps that can be taken including drugs and
surgery. You may want to talk to your regular doctor before you seek a
specialist. They may have talked to others and may have recommendations
for alopecia (another term for hair loss).
There are two types of alopecia. The first condition, androgenetic
alopecia or pattern baldness, affects one third of men and women.
Typically, it is permanent, and you may experience hair loss as early as
your teens. This hair loss begins at the temple or crown of your head
and the end result could either be partial or complete baldness.
Alopecia areata is another condition that can be temporary. It can
occur on the scalp or elsewhere on the body and is characterized by
small bald patches. These patches are usually smooth patches anywhere
on the body.
Your scalp hair may be in one of two stages. About 90% of the scalps
are in a two to six year growth phase called anagen. The other 10% may
be may be in a two to three month resting phase called telogen. After
this telogen phase the hair is shed. Most people naturally shed about
50 to 150 hairs per day, and once the hair is shed the growth stage (or
phase) begins again from the same follicle. Typically hair grows in
length about ˝ inch per month.
Baldness occurs when the rate of shedding exceeds the rate of re-growth,
or when the new hair is thinner than the hair shed. The hair may also
come out in patches.
Androgenetic alpecia is a hereditary condition. Alopecia areata may be
classified as an autoimmune disease. Of course, alopecia areata can
have genetic component as well that can be “triggered” by a virus or
other environmental condition. .The hair will usually grow back with
There are some simple things that can cause temporary hair loss
Diabetes, lupus and thyroid disorders
Medications for gout, arthritis, depression heart problems and blood
pressure and birth control pills
Fevers, flu or surgery may cause loss three or four months later
Newborns can also lose their hair.
Women during childbirth
Hair tinting, bleaching, straitening and perm treatments
Scalp infections like ringworm
There are treatments for balding.
Baldness, whether permanent or temporary, can't be cured, but they can
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