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Remedies against alopecia

The choice of a remedies to combat hair loss depends on the cause and characteristics of hair loss. If the problem arises from illness, stress, lack of vitamins or malnutrition, treatment of the underlying disease, normalization of the psycho-emotional state, intake of missing vitamins or improvement of the diet should be necessary. If hair began to fall out due to frequent staining, build-up, chemical wave, the use of thermal appliances for styling, and similar reasons, care can be recommended with the use of professional cosmetics (shampoos, masks, serums, etc.).

But most often to hair loss lead:

- active work of hormones - they negatively affect hair follicles, leading to a decrease in the production of new hair;

- hereditary predisposition - it is believed that in 20% of cases the tendency to baldness is inherited on the paternal line, in 75% of cases - by maternal and in 5% - occurs for the first time in the genus.

The type of baldness associated with heredity and the work of hormones is called androgenetic alopecia (AHA). Initially, the hair in the forehead and crown area becomes thinner, gradually they turn into a short fluff and disappear.

Preparations for the treatment of alopecia by androgenetic type

The best results in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia is provided by the external application of preparations based on minoxidil (Rogaine 5 and Rogaine 2), a powerful hair growth stimulant.

Its percentage is selected depending on:

- The sex of the patient - men are usually prescribed anti-baldness with 5% minoxidil (Rogaine 5), women are reduced to 2% (Rogaine 2);

- Form release - instead of the drug in a liquid form with 2% minoxidil content (Rogaine 2), women can use foam with 5% concentration of active substance (Rogaine 5), using it 2 times less often;

- Degree of alopecia - in the initial stages, men are usually prescribed 5% minoxidil, and when alopecia is started, the concentration can be increased to 10-12% or 15-16%.

According to the Norwood-Hamilton classification, several stages of AHA are distinguished:

- 1, 2 stages - excessive hair loss occurs in the forehead and temples, bald patches are formed;

- 3-6 - the zone of alopecia spreads also on the crown;

- 7 - the areas of baldness are connected with each other.

To get the best results, you need to start treatment at the initial stage of alopecia.


Let's not forget about the hair, let's take care of them, and at the same time watch our health!
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