Regional Medical Practice
September 11, 2020
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Balding - How To Stop It

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Balding - a big issue for men, and an even greater issue for women. While men are the ones that are usually affected by pattern balding, women can also inherit certain genes that can make them lose their hair prematurely. The advantage for men is that they can get away with being bald, and the advantage for women is that the problem is usually less severe and they are more responsive to hair loss treatments (chemical, herbal etc.).Identifying the cause of balding is the first step that should be taken. If the hair loss is genetic, there are still some medical treatments that can at least delay it.

Adrogenetic alopecia responds to certain chemicals that block the action of the hormone DHT, which has been related to hair loss. Minoxidil is the most used chemical for stopping this type of hair loss, but its action is limited in some cases.

Here are some steps that should be taken in order to stop hair loss:

1. Seeking the advice of a medical specialist should be the first step in case of severe hair loss. He can identify the type of alopecia that the patient is dealing with, and in most cases a medical treatment will be prescribed. Since there are a multitude of hair loss treatments on the market, only a dermatologist can actually decide which one would be best.

2. Find a good organic shampoo with a proper pH level between 5 and 6. Most of the shampoos that are sold in stores have a very alkaline PH of over 8, which means that your natural skin pH gets out of balance when you use these. Rinsing with lemon water can also balance the pH and prevents any oiliness that can clog the hair follicle and suffocate the hair.

3. Choose a herbal remedy or a home-based remedy for hair loss. There are certain remedies that can really work wonders against thinning hair and hair loss, and they can even help your hair grow back. Be advised that these remedies should be used for
prolonged periods of time in order to see results. Those that have genetic alopecia should consider using herbal remedies for indefinite periods of time, and alternating different treatments is also a great idea.

4. Reduce stress and deal with any emotional problems that you may be going through. Stress can really accelerate hair loss, but it is usually reversed when emotional health is back to normal. However, stress can become a chronic problem and can lead to other health problems as well. Reflexotherapy and acupuncture can be great methods to get rid of stress, and they also balance the flow of Chi to all organs. These can really help prevent and treat hair loss, since in Chinese medicine weak kidneys lead to hair loss.

5. Follow a detox program twice a year to get rid of burdening toxins that can lead to hair loss and other health problems. Balding is also related to our diets, since our hormones are also influenced by what we eat and drink. A detox program can get rid of accumulated toxins, heavy metals, and it also purifies the blood so your hair gets better nourishment. However, don't go on very restrictive fasts or juicing programs, as a lack of certain nutrients can accelerate hair loss. A 1-2 day colon, kidney, and liver detox works best in this case.

6. Biotin is an essential element for hair formation and hair growth. Biotin is part of the B vitamin group, and it is also known as vitamin B7. A biotin deficiency can lead to hair loss, balding, or hair thinning, so including as many biotin containing foods is a good idea if you are suffering hair loss. Natural sources of biotin include: green beans and peas, nuts, sunflower seeds, and oats. Avoid any protein bars or shakes, as an excess of these types of proteins can hinder the absorption of biotin.

7. There are also homeopathic treatments that can be prescribed for hair loss. All homeopathic medicine needs to be prescribed by a certified homeopath, as the remedy is always based on individual characteristics. Never take homeopathic remedies that have been prescribed to other people, or that you have found on different websites.

As a final thought, accepting that no remedy can work 100% against hair loss, and that some types of hair loss may be irreversible, can help you live a better life. Seeing a specialist long term is the best possible solution since you can discuss the problem and he can track its evolution. Hair can grow back in some cases, and it is worth trying, but without too much stress as it can work against you at many levels.


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