Hidden causes of hair loss - options

March 2, 2014

 the underlying causes of hair loss
 One of the most difficult problems in the issue of hair loss - is figuring out why this is happening. Hidden causes of hair loss vary from genetic and health to your lifestyle. While it may be difficult to pinpoint the cause immediately, knowing the possible FACT can help you figure it out.



Most of us can not blame parents in hair loss. Heredity is the most common cause of this. The genes can be inherited from both the mother's and father's side, although you're more likely to be affected, if both of your parents suffer from hair loss.

Hereditary hair loss affects about thirty million women in the United States. Women with this problem tend to suffer from hair loss on the scalp and the edges on the top and notice the hair shines through the scalp. The disease develops slowly and can begin as early as twenty years.

How do you know for sure? A biopsy of the scalp may show whether the hair follicles become smaller. This is a sure sign of a hereditary hair loss, according to experts. Using minoxidil (Rogaine) to the scalp twice a day, you can stop further hair loss, they say.


"Excessive molting"

Telogen effluvium is a common type of hair loss. (OK, if you fall from fifty to one hundred hairs a day.) This type of hair loss can occur after your body has experienced stress.

Possible causes include:

  • surgery
  • general anesthesia
  • changing medication
  • childbirth
  • heat
  • flu
  • severe anemia
  • psychological stress

Women with this disease usually notice hair loss between six weeks and three months after a stressful event. In the worst case, may fall out entire tufts.

Diet can also play a role. The lack of protein and iron can cause telogen effluvium. It can also act, and extreme weight loss.

There is no test for this disease, but your dermatologist may ask you about the latest events in your life and explore the roots of the hair that you have fallen. View your hair follicles is an important feature of their condition. Bulbs show that your hair gone through a full cycle of growth, which may have been accelerated due to stress.


what can you do

In some cases, such as pregnancy or a serious operation, peace and time are the best means. If the medication is causing the problem, talk to your doctor about reducing the dose or changing the drug. If it is associated with stress How to beat stress? Create an oasis  How to beat stress? Create an oasis
 , Reduce anxiety. And if your diet is not rich in nutrients, it is necessary to take steps to improve it.

Hair may begin to grow about six months, if the cause of the hair loss will be installed.


Thyroid problems

Thyroid problems can lead to hair loss. Hypothyroidism - a lack of the hormone - can cause a variety of symptoms, hair and nails may become more brittle. With hyperthyroidism - an excess of the hormone - hair loss may occur, since the metabolism is accelerated.

Blood tests can confirm whether you have a thyroid problem. Hormonal treatment of thyroid Thyroid medication - what methods are available?  Thyroid medication - what methods are available?
   can return to normal hormone levels and help with hair loss and other symptoms. Your doctor will check your state every six weeks or so, to see whether you need to change the dosage of any medicine.


Hidden scalp condition

Hair loss can be caused by a fungus, psoriasis or dandruff Dandruff: where it comes from, and what to do  Dandruff: where it comes from, and what to do
   (seborrheic dermatitis).

The most common fungal infection that affects the hair is ringworm Ringworm - how not to be left without hair  Ringworm - how not to be left without hair
   - The same as athlete's foot. It requires antifungal drugs.

Seborrheic dermatitis causes the scalp to peel off, resulting in a greasy yellowish flakes appear in the hair. The causes include hormonal changes or excess fat in the skin. It can be cured. Treatment usually - drug anti-dandruff shampoo prescribed by a doctor antifungal detergent or steroid cream.

Psoriasis, an autoimmune disease, is the cause of thick white flakes on the scalp, which may bleed if they are removed. Treatment includes steroid creams, salicylic acid, coal tar, anti-inflammatory drugs and biologicals that suppress the immune system.

If you think you have one of these diseases, talk to your doctor.


Alopecia areata

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune skin disease that causes hair loss on the scalp and body. This problem affects about 6, 5 mln. People in the United States. It usually starts with one or more small smooth round patches on the scalp. The disease may progress to complete loss of hair.

Hair may grow back and fall at any time again, alopecia areata affects each person differently. The main reason is not yet known, according to doctors. Genetics may be more likely reason, as well as stress or a different disease.

Treatment generally includes corticosteroids, and injections of drugs that irritate the scalp and induce new hair growth.

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Enlarged pores - how to fight them

April 11, 2010

 enlarged pores
 Pores - are microscopic openings in the skin through which the skin surface is adjudged cooling body sweat and protective oils, moreover, through the pores of the skin is oxygen. One square centimeter of skin is a few hundred thousand today. Enlarged pores can cause a lot of troubles. They are not a serious medical problem, but can affect the self-esteem and undermine confidence.

 Enlarged pores - how to fight them


Many teens pores expand to cope with the rapidly increased activity of the sebaceous glands. Often women they remain extended until menopause, when due to hormonal changes in the pores are almost as they were before puberty.

Unfortunately, enlarged pores usually appear on the most prominent places - on the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin), on the shoulders and in the neck. The nose is particularly vulnerable to this problem, since it is a large sebaceous glands than any other part of the skin.

Also hormonal changes causes pore expansion can be:

  • Wrong skin care, including lack of cleansing and abuse of decorative cosmetics;
  • Oily skin;
  • Seborrhea - a common problem, which is characterized by enlarged pores, red rash, itching, and peeling of the skin;
  • Smoking;
  • Exposure to sunlight.

 Enlarged pores - how to fight them

Home treatment of enlarged pores

Although most experts recommend to visit a dermatologist or beautician before engaging in removal of enlarged pores, you can try to deal with this problem on their own.

Preparations for topical application. OTC, which include alpha-hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acid or benzoyl peroxide, removes excess fat, dead skin cells, refines and tightens pores. Salicylic acid prevents the formation of acne Acne: facial trouble  Acne: facial trouble
 Which it is often a "companion" of enlarged pores.

Means for acne treatment Acne Treatment - squeeze is not recommended  Acne Treatment - squeeze is not recommended
 Especially those which include sulfur, resorcinol and astringenty - substance, astringent.

Vitamin A Cosmetic products, which include vitamin A derivatives Vitamin A: An important element of the health and beauty  Vitamin A: An important element of the health and beauty
   - Retinoids, help reduce enlarged pores and accelerate the formation of new skin cells.

Steaming the skin. Once a week rasparivaya skin, you will provide its deep cleansing and accelerate the upgrade. To pull the pores after the steaming, wipe the skin with ice cubes.

 Enlarged pores - how to fight them

Professional treatment

A dermatologist may recommend prescription drugs for skin, which contain benzoyl peroxide, alpha-hydroxy acids, retinoids, and other substances mentioned above - but at a higher concentration. Furthermore, to eliminate large pores may be recommended by the following procedure:

  • Microdermabrasion. It - machinery rejuvenate skin with exposure to the microcrystalline particles that remove fat and dead skin cells that accumulate in the pores. Microdermabrasion stimulates collagen production and the formation of new skin cells, so that the pores are tightened, the skin becomes more supple, her tone even.
  • Laser skin resurfacing. During this procedure, the skin cells and various impurities are removed by laser beam targeting. This promotes the formation of collagen fibers and are generally substantially improves skin condition.
  • Chemical peeling - remove several layers of skin cells with the help of strong chemicals, thus begins a rapid renewal of the skin. As a result, enlarged pores, as well as many other skin blemishes become less visible.

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