For millennia, the hair is a symbol of youth, power and virility. In fact, it is often said that a lot of hair is an invaluable resource. It is therefore not surprising that, for the common man, the idea of losing her hair can be overwhelming. There was not long ago, little was known of course hair loss. This phenomenon has given rise to many myths. We try here to put the record straight by debunking baldness.
Myth 1: You can start losing hair at any age.
Fact: In general, hair loss begins after puberty. In humans, 95% of cases, hair loss is due to a known as androgenetic alopecia or male pattern hair loss, which usually occurs in mid-twenties hereditary phenomenon. At age 50, no less than half of men have some degree of baldness. In women, hair loss, which is mostly seen after menopause, affects between 40 and 50% of women.
Myth 2: Women do not lose their hair.
Reality: Women lose their hair in the same proportion as men, but usually to a lesser extent. So when they reach menopause between 40 and 50% of women have some degree of hair loss due to androgenetic alopecia. Female pattern baldness occurs mainly on the top and sides of the head. Hair loss is more diffuse and affects a larger area than men and this is why, unlike their male counterparts, women are usually not present bald patches, but a thinning of the whole hair. Although female pattern baldness can occur at puberty, it usually occurs after menopause.
Myth 3: Hair loss occurs randomly.
Fact: On the contrary, hair loss due to androgenetic alopecia, the most common form of baldness progresses predictably. Thus, the woman has a general thinning on top of the head, while in humans, the hairline gradually moves away from the front to take the form of M. If baldness continues the hair above the head also may fall.
Myth 4: The lost hair does not grow back.
Reality: The hair can grow back, it really depends on what is causing baldness. In the following cases, the hair will usually begin to push once we tackled the underlying cause: Stressful life events, illness such as cancer or lupus, recent surgery, infection, making drugs or medicines, nutritional deficiency and diet too strict. That said, androgenetic alopecia, the main cause of hair loss in both men than in women, should be treated promptly to curb hair loss and, in some cases, stimulate regrowth.
Female Hair Loss - hypertension meds?2007-01-22 17:15:02 by grasseater
Hi, I'm on my 20th year of hypertensive meds, and my hair has thinned out alot in the last ten. It's becoming acutely humiliating when my scalp shines through and my customers are listening to me talk while staring at the top of my head. I'm 44, and I had another episode of hairloss when I was around 30, due to stress maybe.
I've been on tons of different combinations of meds, am now on troprol, cardura, avapro and aldactone, the last of which is supposed to help hair grow and is also diuretic. I think toprol and cardura cause hair loss.
I have trouble tolerating other drugs than these, and have tried tons
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