Treating Hair Loss In Women
Hair loss for a woman can be very difficult to face but is quite common. When there is first a sign that what is lost is more than normal a doctor should be consulted. Be aware that 50 to 100 strands a day is normal, more than that and it may be a problem. The sooner the cause is found, the sooner the treatment can begin. One of the newest treatments for hair loss is the hair laser restoration system which uses laser and LED light to stimulate the hair follicles.
There are some common causes but they can vary widely. There are some medical conditions that may be the cause, so can some medications. In particular, anticoagulants, beta-blockers, antidepressants, anti-inflammatory and anti-thyroid medications have been linked to thinning hair. Stress, hormonal imbalance, birth control pills, and a depressed immune system can also be contributors. Genetics plays a role as well. So do thyroid disorders, a lack of certain vitamins and minerals, and certain medical treatments.
Finding the cause is the first step to successful treatment. If any other symptoms are present they should be presented to the physician as well when undergoing testing. This will narrow down what types of tests are needed. It may be as simple as changing medications to as complex as correct a thyroid issue to correct the problem. Sometimes the issue is due to changes in menstrual cycle or in the seasons. Everyone has a natural thinning period. In these cases it resolves itself and does not require any intervention. It could be something Hairmax can help with.
Try using the more natural methods of treatment first before progressing, unless it is suggested by the physician. Usually making some basic lifestyle changes can make a real difference for those with mild to moderate thinning or loss. Stress can be a major contributor when it is severe. Emotional traumas should be addressed and finding methods of self expression are important. Relaxation exercises and meditation can help significantly.
Improving eating habits is also important. A well balanced diet is always recommended for overall health. Cut out using white flour, sugar and rice. Simple carbohydrates should also be avoided. Do eat whole grains, fruits, vegetables and lean proteins.
There are certain vitamins and minerals that benefit the health and growth of hair, skin, lips and nails. A multivitamin that has them all is a good way to be sure to get them each day. Look for one that contains minerals such as calcium, zinc, iron, copper and magnesium. The needed vitamins are C, E, D and B complex.
Hormone imbalance may be the cause. This happens most during menopause but can also occur during perimenopause. There are herbal supplements that can help. Black cohosh, wild yam, dong quai and chaste berry all have a balancing effect. More likely it will be a combination of herbs that will be most effective. Omega 3 is also known to help.
If none of the natural methods work then it may be time to ask the doctor what the next step is. Those with severe hair loss may wish to try any of the above along with what their doctor suggests. Just inform the physician so there are no negative interactions.