Understand The Hair Loss Process


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Scientific research has demonstrated the clinically verified connection between the male sex hormone and male pattern baldness. Testosterone is exposed to the enzyme 5-Alpha-Reductase, it produces a substance called Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which does, in fact, cause male pattern baldness. This ultra-potent hormone binds to the receptor sites on the scalp and to the hair follicles, and basically stops the normal chain of events involved in hair growth.

DHT, which is formed in the oil gland causes the hair follicle to shrink and grow a finer hair that is lighter in colour, shorter and less deeply rooted than its predecessor. Even when in abundance, this hair leaves the affected individual looking bald. Most often, the hair in the balding region will continue to grow increasingly at a slower pace until eventually hair growth ceases completely.

High levels of 5-Alpha-Reductase in the hair follicles, coupled with high levels of testosterone, mean an excess of DHT - and excessive hair loss. On the other hand, the absence of 5-Alpha-Reductase means no DHT, regardless of the level of testosterone.


Other Common Reasons for Hair Loss


A number of things can cause excessive hair loss. For example, about 3 or 4 months after an illness or a major surgery, you may suddenly lose a large amount of hair. This hair loss is often related to the stress of the illness. Others may included reasons such as :

Hormonal imbalance
If your thyroid gland is overactive our underactive, your hair may fall off. This hair loss can usually be helped by the treatment of thyroid disease. Hair loss may also occur if male or female hormones, known as androgens and estrogens, are out of balance. Correcting the hormonal imbalance may stop the hair loss.

During pregnancy, high levels of certain hormones cause the body to keep hair that would normally fall our. When the hormones return to pre-pregnancy levels, that hair falls out and the normal cycle of growth and loss starts again.

Medicines that can cause hair loss included blook thinners (also called anticoagulants), medicines for high blood pressure or heart problems, vitamin A (if taken too much) and antidepressants.

Fungal infections of the scalp are commonly the cause of hair loss in children.