Are you losing your hair?

Although maybe more obvious, hair loss is not confined to men. Many women experience hair loss, or a thinning of hair on the top of the head. This can be due to high levels of stress, among other things.

This article, on Dr. Axe, provides some information about both male and female hair loss, and lists some foods that are beneficial, as well as some to avoid.

The cause of hair loss in men is due to the hair follicles’ sensitivity to a hormone called DHT (5α-Dihydrotestosterone). DHT is a male androgen hormone that causes follicles to shrink resulting in a shorter lifespan and decrease hair production.

Normally after hairs fall out another hair starts to grow from this same follicle, but if DHT is high hair growth decreases. Male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia in men) follows a pattern of a receding hairline that progresses to an “M” shape and then continues to the familiar “U” shape.

Female pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia in women) is characterized by thinning on the top or the center of the head.  Female hair loss is generally due to high levels of stress, hormone imbalance, thyroid conditions or toxic exposure.

The good news is with lifestyle changes to reduce stress, dietary improvements and taking certain hair loss remedies can improve hair growth fast.

It continues with the top 5 natural hair loss remedies…

 

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