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How to Combat Hair Loss

How to Combat Hair Loss
January 22, 2019 / By medadmin

How to Combat Hair Loss

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Hair loss can be an embarrassing trait for some individuals. The American Academy of Dermatology states that 50 million American men experience hereditary hair loss, along with 30 million women. The following tips may be able to help reduce hair loss in men and women.

  1. Scalp Massages: Scalp massages have been proven to increase circulation throughout the scalp. The increased circulation can promote hair growth and reduce stress. Scalp massages are performed by rubbing your fingers in a circular motion, throughout the top of the head; generally, these massages are conducted while showering.
  2. Diet: A person’s diet greatly affects their overall health. A healthy diet can increase energy, decrease stress, and improve focus in an individual’s daily routine. Foods rich in vitamin B12, zinc, and iron may help thicken hair strands.
  3. Minimize direct heat. Blowdryers, irons, or other forms of heat used to style hair can be damaging. The intense heat is believed to destroy chemical bonds within the hair. Although, damage can be avoided while using these tools. There are products in existence used to treat hair before applying heat, as a means of preventing damage.

Though these tips may be helpful for some individuals, others may require a more potent approach. Oral and topical medicines are available to treat hair loss, although, some argue their effectiveness. A form of treatment gaining recent popularity is the hair transplant procedure. With a hair transplant, hair follicles are removed from the back or sides of the head and restored to the thinning or balding regions. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is the hormone commonly considered to impact hair loss in men. Follicles on the sides and back of the head typically do not contain the receptors for DHT to interact with, unlike the follicles on top of the head. This is why hair transplant procedures remove hair from the sides and back of the head to treat the balding region. The procedure may be time intensive and expensive, but reports significantly more favorable results than pharmaceuticals.

Personal Injury and Hair Loss

Occasionally, hair loss can occur as a side effect from a pharmaceutical and may lead you to need a doctor. If the pharmaceutical fails to warn patients of these side effects, it may be considered negligence. If you believe you have suffered hair loss as the result of a negligent pharmaceutical company, you could be eligible to file a personal injury claim. Contact a personal injury lawyer and explain your situation. Your claim may be valid and you could receive compensation for damages, including, compensation for hair restoration treatment.


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Dr. Robin Unger, MD, Hair Loss Doctor NYC