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Understanding Hair Loss & Hair Loss Treatment

To understand hair loss treatment, you need to first understand hair loss causes. There are many causes of hair loss, which differ with genetics, sex, lifestyle and health factors.

Natural treatments for hair lossThe most important cause of baldness is Male/Female Androgenic Alopecia, affecting almost 50% of adult males and 25% of adult women. You can see more about this here: male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness.

This cause of hair loss is directly related to levels of DHT, or Dihydrotestosterone, which is a sex steroid and androgen hormone. DHT miniaturizes hair follicles by shortening the anagen (growth) phase and/or lengthening the telogen (resting) phase – see more about hair growing cycles. Under the influence of this factors the hair follicles become progressively smaller and eventually disappear – this process is called “miniaturization.” So, it’s your hormones and it’s your genes contributing to you loosing of hair! Slowly, your hair follicles are getting progressively sensitive to your own hormones.

For this reason, once increased hair loss occurs the first measures for healthy hair re-growth is one of two things: DHT inhibiting to decrease it’s level from your body, OR hair growth stimulation even in DHT’s presence. This tasks can only be achieved  by using special products and medication, backed by extensive scientific research. And because men is from Mars and women is from Venus :), you guys look in the Men’s Guide for Hair Loss Treatment, and you gals go for the Lady’s Guide for Hair Loss Treatment.

Men's guide for hair loss treatment

Men’s Guide for Hair Loss Treatment

This Men’s Hair Loss Guide is based on data and evidence and it has 3 main purposes:
Hair loss Guide for women

Lady’s Guide for Hair Loss Treatment

This Lady’s Hair Loss Guide is based on data and evidence and it has 3 main purposes:

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Posted On 18 Mar 2014


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Posted On 18 Mar 2014


Finasteride (Proscar, Propecia) Propecia is a licensed medicine for the treatment of men with male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) to increase hair growth and prevent further hair loss. Propecia is not licensed for use in women, however, numerous studies had show results...
Posted On 18 Mar 2014


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Posted On 18 Mar 2014