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Can Female Hair Loss Make Me Bald?

02.09.2009 in FEMALE HAIR LOSS

View the pattern that affects women only. Loss of female hair is not the same as male hair loss determined by heredity. Female hair loss is temporary and is seldom an advance warning of baldness. Transient loss of hair should not, however, be ignored. It is possible for a woman to suffer from hormonal hair loss leading to baldness.

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Some of the most common causes are:

1. Pregnancy

2. Severe emotional stress

3. Under medical treatment

4. Hormonal hair loss

Is there a relationship between hair loss and menopause?

The most common cause of hair loss is low thyroid function, which is common among menopausal women.

Other causes include, but are not limited to: changes in hormone levels, increased testosterone, increased stress, which can either be physical stress, or emotional stress, various medications, scalp/dermatological issues and heredity.

Any time sudden hair loss is experienced, one must consider events which took place up to three months prior to the hair loss, as factors affecting hair loss can often take up to three months to have an effect, i.e., were you diagnosed with something new in the past few months? Did you start taking medication during the past few months? Did you go through a traumatic experience. Subsequently, any treatments for hair loss should be given at least three months to have noticeable effects.

There are of course various ways to solve hair problems, such as:

1. Wig / toupe

2. Hair-weaving (weaving in extra hair)

3. Hair transplant

4. Cosmetic hair treatment courses

5. Therapy

There are only a few products available worldwide which have been conclusively proven to combat hair loss. They are Vitastim, Biostim, Minoxidil and Finasteride. It’s very important for you as a consumer to know this if you are thinking of taking steps to combat your hair loss. Rogaine is another one of the more popular brand names in the hair loss industry.

ANTI-HAIR LOSS TREATMENT IS SUITABLE FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN: EXCLUSIVE TO THE HAIR CENTRE [ LONDON TRICHOLOGISTS ]

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Considerable empirical evidence has supported the oestrogen like activity of hop extract and recent scientific research has confirmed that hop extract shows a potent acceleration on hair growth in cases of androgenic alopecia.

BIOSTIM

Clinical trials of the natural ingredients have established anti-androgen activity and the ability to suppress di-hydroxy testosterone (DHT) formation, beneficial in cases of androgenic alopecia.  The increased dermal papilla activity increases hair cell production and proliferation, increases the number of hairs in the anagen phase and increases the A/T (anagen/telogen ration).

Vitastim and Biostim used together are proven treatments for female-pattern baldness. Most users see improvements, including a halt to the balding or slowing down of it, as well as thicker hair.

In order to treat hair loss effectively we would recommend that you have a diagnosis made as soon as possible by one of our experienced Westminster Trichologists. Stress can be an aggravator in almost all cases of hair loss and an accurate diagnosis will always, at the very least, take some of the stress away from you.

Gary Heron says: “You’ll have access to the most effective treatments available through The Hair Centre and at a fraction of the cost of going to other Private Commercial Clinics and Centres.”

When it’s time to see the Trichologist: If you begin losing hair rapidly, and or are cosmetically concerned about baldness, consult your Trichologist about treatment options. You can receive a free hair loss consultation with a Westminster Trichologist at our Hair Centre.

The point is that you are not getting to the real problem and you should seek specific professional advice from a Westminster Trichologist.

Do you have Hair Loss Problems, read our Hair Loss Help

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Hair loss tied to woman's B-12 deficiency.

26.08.2009 in FEMALE HAIR LOSS

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Q: I read your column a while ago about a 77-year-old woman who was experiencing hair loss. At the age of 75, I, too, was losing my hair. My doctor checked my vitamin B-12 level, and it was very low. I was started on the tablets that dissolve under my tongue.

It has been just a few months since I began the B-12 and I now have a thick, healthy head of hair again.

Perhaps this suggestion will help the woman and maybe some of your readers suffering hair loss.

A: There is evidence hair loss may be connected with a deficiency of certain vitamins and minerals, specifically B-12, zinc and biotin. We sometimes fail to realize that the body is a system designed to function as a complete unit.

As part of that unit, hair requires proper nutrition. A function of B-12 is the formation of healthy red blood cells, which are necessary to transport oxygen throughout the body.

You are correct in that some people complaining of hair loss tend to have low B-12 levels. Oddly, the body stores B-12 supplies for longer than a year. Therefore, a deficiency is not something that occurs rapidly but is long-standing.

Some sources of the vitamin include milk, eggs, poultry, fish, shellfish and fortified cereals.

Some people may also require injections of the vitamin in order to achieve better absorption.

You were fortunate your physician ran lab work and discovered the deficiency. He or she assisted you and, in turn, you may be helping many others who read this column. Thank you for the tip.

Vitastim and Biostim used together are proven treatments for female-pattern baldness. Most users see improvements, including a halt to the balding or slowing down of it, as well as thicker hair.

In order to treat hair loss effectively we would recommend that you have a diagnosis made as soon as possible by one of our experienced Westminster Trichologists. Stress can be an aggravator in almost all cases of hair loss and an accurate diagnosis will always, at the very least, take some of the stress away from you.

Gary Heron says: “You’ll have access to the most effective treatments available through The Hair Centre and at a fraction of the cost of going to other Private Commercial Clinics and Centres.”

When it’s time to see the Trichologist: If you begin losing hair rapidly, and or are cosmetically concerned about baldness, consult your Trichologist about treatment options. You can receive a free hair loss consultation with a Westminster Trichologist at our Hair Centre.

The point is that you are not getting to the real problem and you should seek specific professional advice from a Westminster Trichologist.

Do you have Hair Loss Problems, read our Hair Loss Help

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I'm a women going bald

26.08.2009 in FEMALE HAIR LOSS

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If you’re losing your hair, the solution might be to change your diet. Hair loss is especially difficult for women; in most cases, however, it’s resolvable.

Our hair density reduces naturally from its thickest point in our childhood and teens, while seasonal shedding means that we tend to lose hair in spring and early autumn. But if your hair is thinning beyond this, have it investigated. You don’t need to pay a trichologist or rely on hair-loss cure advertisements in magazines: your GP can conduct a series of blood tests to locate the problem.

There are two main causes: dietary and hormonal. Women who lose their hair have often been dieting and are short of nutrients. Iron is particularly important: anything that depletes it (lack of red meat in the diet, having a baby, fibroids) can lead to thinning. Asian women should note that chapatti flour can prevent nutrient absorption. Hair loss is more common after the menopause, while thyroid problems, polycystic ovary syndrome, the contraceptive Pill and HRT can be a cause.

Seek medical advice. Your hair loss might indicate an underlying problem or be a side-effect of treatment for another condition. The solution might mean hormone tablets, a supplement, adjusting your diet or even a hair transplant — but there is always something that you can do.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/expert_advice/article6629127.ece

In order to treat hair loss effectively we would recommend that you have a diagnosis made as soon as possible by one of our experienced Westminster Trichologists. Stress can be an aggravator in almost all cases of hair loss and an accurate diagnosis will always, at the very least, take some of the stress away from you.

Gary Heron says: You’ll have access to the most effective treatments available through The Hair Centre and at a fraction of the cost of going to other Private Commercial Clinics and Centres.”

When it’s time to see the Trichologist: If you begin losing hair rapidly, and or are cosmetically concerned about baldness, consult your Trichologist about treatment options. You can receive a free hair loss consultation with a Westminster Trichologist at our Hair Centre.

The point is that you are not getting to the real problem and you should seek specific professional advice from a Westminster Trichologist.

Do you have Hair Loss Problems, read our Hair Loss Help

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I'm a woman and I'm losing my hair

25.08.2009 in FEMALE HAIR LOSS

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What can you do if you’re a woman in your forties and your hair starts falling out? Dr Mark Porter

Q Is there anything that can be done to help women who are losing their hair? I’m in my forties and am a bit thin on top.

A The first step is to find a reversible cause for your hair loss. Iron deficiency and thyroid problems could be to blame. Telogen effluvium — where large numbers of hairs suddenly shift into the shedding phase — is another cause of thinning. Stress and severe illness can trigger this, but having a baby is the most common example.

Falling hormone levels after the birth mean that all the hairs that would have been shed during the previous nine months fall out at the same time. Fortunately, it is only temporary.

However, your loss is most likely to be due to androgenetic alopecia — an inherited hormone-related form of hair loss. Although widely known as male pattern baldness, the condition is also common in women, in whom it tends to cause a generalised thinning over the whole scalp, with as many as one woman in three in their thirties, forties and fifties affected to some degree.

There are possible treatments such as the anti-androgen cyproterone acetate and the lotion Regaine, which is available without prescription. Around half of all Regaine users can expect to see some improvement, but any extra hair growth tends to disappear if treatment is stopped.

In order to treat hair loss effectively we would recommend that you have a diagnosis made as soon as possible by one of our experienced Westminster Trichologists. Stress can be an aggravator in almost all cases of hair loss and an accurate diagnosis will always, at the very least, take some of the stress away from you.

Gary Heron says: “You’ll have access to the most effective treatments available through The Hair Centre and at a fraction of the cost of going to other Private Commercial Clinics and Centres.”

When it’s time to see the Trichologist: If you begin losing hair rapidly, and or are cosmetically concerned about baldness, consult your Trichologist about treatment options. You can receive a free hair loss consultation with a Westminster Trichologist at our Hair Centre.

The point is that you are not getting to the real problem and you should seek specific professional advice from a Westminster Trichologist.

Do you have Hair Loss Problems, read our Hair Loss Help

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Victoria Beckham claims the Alice band as her hair-raising new trademark look

25.08.2009 in CELEBRITY HAIR LOSS, FEMALE HAIR LOSS

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The Alice band is officially back in vogue. How do we know? Because career fashionista Victoria Beckham has been spotted wearing one every other time she leaves the house.

She favours the embellished band, adorned with crystals, lace or rhinestone, but she is not above a good old fashioned plain black Alice band (though of course hers is by Miu Miu and costs an eye-watering £100).

Filming the American Idol auditions last week, she topped off her show-stopping red dress (by her own label, naturally) with a wide, black lace headband.

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Bandy around: At last week’s American Idol auditions Victoria wore a wide lace hairband, and out in New York this week she sported a beribboned, embellished version

Out in LA for son Cruz’s birthday, she matched a navy hairband embellished with ribbon and crystals to another one of her own creations.
And again last week, landing at LAX airport in LA after a long transatlantic flight, Victoria pulled her hair back from her face with a leopard-print hairband.

It’s a look that Victoria has, over the past few months, snatched from schoolgirls and resolutely made her own.
It’s very much her modus operandi: when Victoria adopts a trend, she doesn’t do things by halves. She wears it faithfully until it’s firmly entrenched in our minds as ‘her’ look (the uber-high stiletto worn as daywear? Balmain’s statement shoulder for autumn/winter? The slinky dress? Hell, she even ‘owns’ fake-tanned, globe-like bosoms and a skeletal physique).

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1208155/Victoria-Beckham-claims-Alice-band-hair-raising-new-trademark-look.html#ixzz0P7QhOeO0

“But be careful of getting TRACTION ALOPECIA this is hair loss caused by constant tension on the hair, such as that created by an Alice band or over-tight ponytail, plaiting or through using too tight rollers to style the hair. Wearing an Alice band can cause the following: The action of pulling on the hair over a long period of time results in the gradual shrinking of the hair follicle and so the hairs produced become finer and finer in the front hairline particularly.” Says leading trichologist Gary Heron.

In order to treat hair loss effectively we would recommend that you have a diagnosis made as soon as possible by one of our experienced Westminster Trichologists. Stress can be an aggravator in almost all cases of hair loss and an accurate diagnosis will always, at the very least, take some of the stress away from you.

Gary Heron says: “You’ll have access to the most effective treatments available through The Hair Centre and at a fraction of the cost of going to other Private Commercial Clinics and Centres.”

When it’s time to see the Trichologist: If you begin losing hair rapidly, and or are cosmetically concerned about baldness, consult your Trichologist about treatment options. You can receive a free hair loss consultation with a Westminster Trichologist at our Hair Centre.

The point is that you are not getting to the real problem and you should seek specific professional advice from a Westminster Trichologist.

Do you have Hair Loss Problems, read our Hair Loss Help

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