петак, 16. новембар 2012.

Treating Hair Loss In A Timely Manner

Treating Hair Loss In A Timely Manner

Alopecia Areata or simply hair loss is a condition that cannot be predicted in any way, even though there are some know causes that may be avoided, mainly hair styles that negatively influence hair follicles which may lead to hair falling. Condition called Traction Alopecia mainly affects African-American women and it is directly associated with hair style. It is highly important to react in a timely fashion, because with this type of hair loss it is always better to change hair style as soon as possible. If the condition is not severe, simple change of hair style can help so instead of wearing tight braids or ponytails, trying out some other ways of styling hair may be helpful. If this happens repeatedly it can cause scarring and root damage that will prevent hair from growing back.

Women tend to bleach and dye their hair, so chemical treatments may cause the weakness of the hair, so it can fall out with brushing and combing. The best thing to do in these kinds of situations is to consult with a doctor who will give you an advice how to behave in this new situation. You have probably heard of cicatricial alopecia which is a group of related disorders in which inflammation destroys the hair follicles and replaces them with scar tissue. It is also known by the name scarring alopecia.

You may have heard about psychological disorder called trichotillomania, that basically makes the person to pull his/hers own hair. It can be treated if it’s detected early and it shouldn’t be disregarded since hair loss is a consequence, while the cause may be some stressful event or trauma. It can lead to patchy bald spots on the head.

Hair loss type known also as telogen effluvium is a scalp disorder characterized by the thinning or shedding of hair resulting from the early entry of hair in the resting phase of the hair follicle, which can be triggered by emotional or physiological stress. Additionally, eating disorders, fever, childbirth, chronic illness, major surgery, anemia, severe emotional disorders, crash diets, emotional scarring due to erectile dysfunction, fishwives, trichotillomania, hypothyroidism, and drugs can be the reason for the telogen effluvium .

Prevention and immediate reaction to hair loss is the best way to deal with this condition. The longer it goes untreated the more difficult it is going to be stopped. There are medications that can be taken to help restore hair. It is important to stress that consultation with your doctor after first signs of hair loss is crucial for treating it. Eating quality food is something that can help you a lot, so you should consume food that contains grains, beans, nuts and seeds; the one rich with calcium, such as tofu, soy products, nuts, nut milks, soymilk and certain leafy greens; healthy fats like olive oil, canola oil, walnuts, flax seed and hemp seed; omega-3 fatty acids, found in herring, mackerel, trout, sardines, tuna and salmon; fresh fruits and vegetables, rich in vitamins B, A, C and E as well as antioxidants are vital to increase circulation and oxygenation of the blood.

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