loses about 100 hairs every day. Partial or complete hair loss from
some or all areas of the body is alopecia. Alopecia Areata is an
autoimmune skin disorder which causes hair loss. The immune system,
which usually attacks bacteria, viruses and other foreign bodies,
instead attacks hair follicles this results in hair loss on the scalp
and sometimes on other areas of the body.
Alopecia areata affects both genders. For most patients,
the condition resolves without treatment within a year, but hair loss
is sometimes permanent. Many treatments are known to aid in hair
regrowth and multiple treatments may be necessary depending on the
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The following can cause hair loss:
Burns (flat iron).
Excessive vitamin A.
Proper diet and hair care can prevent hair loss.
Avoid excessive diet, and rapid weight loss.
A good diet composed of fruit, vegetable and protein will facilitate the supply of essential vitamins and minerals.
Avoid stress, worries, anger, frustration etc. as much as possible.
Avoid hairstyles which pull on your hair (tight ponytails).
Avoid heat and harsh chemicals over scalp (certain shampoos, relaxers, hair colour products etc.).
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Aloe vera-Indian from south america claim that aloe vera makes their
hair thick and healthy. Rub the aloe vera in your hair and scalp every
night. The enzyme superoxide dismutane triggers the formation of
nitric oxide will stimulate hair inalopecia individuals who have male
Stinging nettle/Saw palmetto-you can buy it in pill or capsule form.
Stinging nettle contains lipids and mineral that will stimulate your
hair follicule and hair growth. Combine 5 drops of stinging nettle
with 5 drops of saw palmetto in gel capsule and rub the mixture
gently onto your scalp. Leave on your scalp
for an hour. Saw palmetto has the ability to protect the
prostate, slow hair loss and encorage hair regrowth. Make sure the
ingredients are made from the berry extract not the dried
berries. Not recommended for pregnant and nursing women.
Green tea-reduces male pattern baldness. The enzyme 5-alpha-reductase converts testosterone into the more potent DHT.
Red Pepper-Apply the pepper to your scalp and let it sit for 30
minutes. The pepper serves as a skin irritant which will promote the
release of histamine (protein involved in allergic reations). The
histamine will stimulate the cells of the scalp, and draw blood with
nutrient to the scalp area to promote hair growth.
Ginkyo biloba-this herb improves blood circulation to the brain and
skin and delivers more nutrients to the hair follicle which promotes