Although perhaps not desirable, hair loss is quite normal.
The list of all the possible causes is exceedingly long but
it is a common problem that affects millions of men, women,
and children. Although there are a number of fancy names for
types of hair loss, the correct medical term is Alopecia.
The most common type of hair loss in men is genetic; known
as male pattern baldness, it affects close to 95 percent of
What most people don't know is that if your hair loss is
only moderate, it may be that your eating habits are causing
the problem and your diet needs to be assessed. The reason
for your condition may be at your work place if you deal
with chemicals or cosmetics, but some other reasons may be as
a consequence of personal situations such as stress, mental
tension or a hormonal imbalance.
In fact, hair loss is also common among women as they age,
although with women a thyroid condition is one of the more
common causes. By the time they reach sixty, forty percent
of women around the world will have experienced loss of some
form or another. Some women also have a hair loss problem
when they are pregnant; often lasting many months after the
child is born. In America approximately thirty million women
suffer from female pattern, hereditary baldness at some
point in their lives.
People who suffer with permanent hair loss now have a
relatively new but popular treatment called surgical hair
restoration which is considered to be the ultimate solution
to an increasing problem. It involves the process of
transplanting hair follicles from one area of the scalp to
another. Hair follicles that are healthy and undamaged are
taken from the scalp and transplanted to an area where the
follicles have been damaged for whatever reason. The
process only requires local anesthesia and is carried out on an
out-patient basis but has become one of the most regular
forms of hair restoration for men. Many women are now deciding
on hair transplant surgery as a method to hide scarring cause by
facelifts for example.
The most successful hair transplants are those where the
recipient tries to maintain his original looks and not to
attempt to appear like someone else. Existing medical
conditions could cause problems so these must be sorted out
before any hair transplant treatment is considered.
Even though hair restoration is a cosmetic procedure,
aspects involved are different from other forms of cosmetic
surgeries. Fortunately, the science of hair loss and hair
restoration is constantly advancing, so if you do not
respond to other medical treatments, surgical hair
restoration may be the only truly permanent solution to