Tips for Preventing and Treating Hair Loss


Hair Loss Affects Us All

Although hair loss is considered to be prevalent in men, it is also something that affects women. Chances are, regardless of sex, everyone will be affected by it at some point in your life, whether personally or someone you love. Studies have shown that approximately 50% of men and 20% of women will suffer from thinning hair or baldness in their lifetime.

It has historically been believed that hair loss was caused by a gene passed down from one's mother. Recent medical research has begun to put this ideology into question. While it is true that it is a genetic trait, the exact way it is transferred is still unknown, and may quite possibly be a combination of genetic traits, perhaps from both parents.

Each of us can be affected in a different way. Some will have their hair begin to thin, but will never go completely bald. Others will develop pronounced 'widow's peaks' in the front. Some people will lose the hair only the crown of their head, and others will lose it all.

Just because hair loss will affect almost all of us, does not mean we have to let it. Today there are a variety of products on the market, whether by prescription or over the counter, that offer to stop the loss in its tracks or to possibly even reverse it and see new hair growth. If you are past the point of no return there are other options such as hair replacement transplants.

Each person must decide what is right for them. You can accept your fate, and let nature take its course, or you can begin taking vitamins, Propecia, or Rogaine to prevent further hair loss, or more drastic measures to completely correct it.


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