Thursday, 14 June 2012 12:39 PM
THE TRUTH ABOUT THINNING HAIR
78% OF PEOPLE, MALE AND FEMALE,
WILL EXPERIENCE THINNING HAIR*
It's a common problem and a huge source of stress.
The truth about thinning hair is that it cannot be reversed, but with
early detection, professional consultation, and advanced products and
technologies, solutions are possible.
Read a recent article in the Body and Soul Magazine here
Known factors and reasons
DISCOVER THE SIX REASONS YOU MIGHT BE EXPERIENCING THINNING HAIR
A common family predisposition involves natural,
age-related hormonal changes that can trigger hair loss. This is caused
by the conversion of testosterone into the toxin Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and can be inherited from either your mother or your father.
STRESS AND TRAUMA
Stress can produce increased levels of testosterone, which converts to DHT
and interrupts the hair's growth cycle. Stress also constricts blood
supply through the capillaries, restricting oxygen and nutrient uptake
and vitamins to the hair follicle.
NUTRITION AND DIET
What you eat can play a significant role in hair
thinning. A high consumption of animal fats, rapid weight loss and
liquid protein diets can result in a lack of amino acids, biotin, iron, protein and zinc - all of which are essential for healthy-looking hair.
Several underlying health issues can cause hair
thinning, including a malfunctioning of the hormone-producing thyroid gland and the natural hormonal changes women experience after pregnancy and during the menopause.
Air and water pollutants, chlorine,
metals and minerals may be left on the scalp and hair as we wash with
water every day, contributing to thinning. Pollutants such as
pseudo-estrogens and toxins from within our bodies are also a factor.
The hair follicle is incredibly sensitive to changes
in the body. Any hormone therapy (including birth control) can
contribute to hair thinning, as can steroids, specific chemotherapies,
and medication for blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and acne.
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