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Hair Loss Prevention for Women

Hair Loss Prevention a guide for women, by women Men aren't the only ones losing their luscious locks. A reported 20 million American women suffer with hair loss each day. For many, it's is caused by aging, hormonal fluctuations, or The Pill. For others, it's the result of work or family stress (Telogen Effluvium). Take the time to follow these Do's and Don'ts, and stay proactive in building Healthy Hair for Life! Do Don't Manage Stress Stress may disrupt hair's natural growth cycle, eventually causing Toss. Take time to de-stress each day with yoga, meditation, and other calming activities. Stress Out According to the American Hair Loss Association, stress causes changes in the biochemistry of hair follicles, leading to hair loss (Telogen Effluvium). Enjoy the Sunshine Use High Androgen Birth Control All-natural sunshine stimulates the body's production of Vitamin D, an essential nutrient that new studies indicate may prevent hair loss. Birth control pills with a high "androgen index' may cause DHT production and hormonally- induced hair loss. Binge Drink Heavy drinking can dehydrate the body, depriving the scalp of the nutrients and stability needed for natural hair growth. Get Lots of Vitamin E Vitamin E may increase circulation and nutrient delivery to hair follicles, helping hair to naturally thrive. Look for a good supplement (15mg). Remember: Biotin! Biotin keeps hair from becoming thin and frail. Strengthen hair each day by eating biotin-rich foods like carrots, fish, nuts, fruits, and cucumbers. Smoke Smoking may decrease circulation, starving hair follicles of the blood supply needed to maintain healthy growth. Free radicals in cigarettes may also damage hair folicles. Avoid the Doctor Only a professional can diagnose the root cause of hair loss. Early diagnosis is essential in swift and effective treatment! Check for Signs of Loss Be sure to monitor hair for the Top 4 Signs of Hair Loss below-- the sooner it's spotted, the faster it's treated and corrected! Top 4 Signs of Hair Loss 1. Thin Hair Unlike men, women lose hair evenly throughout the scalp. Check regularly for changes in volume and density. 2. A Wider Part When styling your hair, be mindful of how wide your center part appears. "Widening' may be an indication of hair loss. 3. Hair Accumulation Check for accumulation on brushes, your pillow, and in the shower. Seek a professional if accumulation increases suddenly. 4. More Visible Scalp How visible is your scalp? If you begin to notice it more, chances are good you are losing hair. By the Numbers. If hair loss has you feeling frustrated and desperate, rest assured you are not alone. Life Savings I More Friends I According to statistics gathered by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), men and women are willing to make serious sacrifices to reverse hair loss: 60% More Sex O 47 47% 47% would trade their life savings. 60% would sacrifice new friends. 30% 30% would give up sex. Source: "Hair Loss Statistics." Statistic Brain. Verified July 26, 2012. Accessed March 5, 2013. When is it time to see a physician? Hair loss is not to be taken lightly. In addition to causing mental and emotional stress, hair loss may also be an indication of serious health issues. Causal factors could include hormonal imbalance, prescription medications, and nutritional deficiency-- each of which may need immediate medical attention. Always consult a physician when noticing changes in physical, mental, or emotional well-being. Only a licensed medical professional may diagnose the root causes of hair loss and provide effective treatment options. Copyright 2013 | Hair Transplant Institute of Miami |

Hair Loss Prevention for Women

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All too often we associate hair loss with middle-aged men only. However, males are not the only ones losing their luscious locks. An estimated 20 million American women suffer with some form of hair l...


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