Hair loss, also known as alopecia or baldness, refers to the partial or complete lack of hair growth,
and part of the wider topic of "hair thinning". The degree and pattern of baldness varies, but its most common cause is alopecia androgenetica.
Many male adults and a smaller percentage of women suffer alopecia, this problem being more common as age increases.
Alopecia is not a proper disease, but in many cases it involves psycological distress and lack of self-esteem.
Androgenetic Alopecia is often referred to as 'Male Pattern Baldness' or 'Female Pattern Baldness'.
It is the most common type of hair loss affecting approximately 50% of men over the age of 50 and around 50% of women over the age of 65.
Androgenetic Alopecia can also affect younger men and women. It is caused by a number of genetic and hormonal factors. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is the main hormone responsible for Androgenetic Alopecia in genetically susceptible individuals.
DHT causes hair loss by inducing a change in the hair follicles. The hairs produced by the follicles affected by DHT become progressively smaller until eventually the follicles shrink completely and stop producing hair entirely. (Source: alopeciaonline.org.uk)
Alopecia areata is a type of hair loss that occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, which is where hair growth begins.
The damage to the follicle is usually not permanent. Experts do not know why the immune system attacks the follicles.
Alopecia areata is most common in people younger than 20, but children and adults of any age may be affected. Women and men are affected equally.
Cicatricial Alopecia is a type of hair loss in which hair follicles are destroyed and replaced by scar tissue.
There are two degrees of Cicatricial Alopecia- primary and secondary.
In the case of Primary Cicatricial Alopecia, the hair loss is caused directly by inflammation of the hair follicles, the causes of which are little understood. Secondary Cicatricial Alopecia, meanwhile, refers to scarring hair loss which occurs as a result of an event or process unrelated to the follicles, such as burns or infections.
Many women begin to notice significant hair loss in late autumn, particularly in October and November, leading many to believe that hair loss could be seasonal.
Around this time of year many men and women – though women in particular – become aware of more hair being lost during washing or brushing than normal.
After careful analysis some researchers have confirmed that some hair loss is indeed seasonal.
Today the androgenetic alopecia, which is the most common cause for hair loss, doesn't have a defitive therapy in terms of pharmacology.
In other words, there are no pills or medicins that definetively cure such kind of baldness.
Nevertheless, the chirurgical approach is the only real solution. Indeed, FUE hair transplant is today the best way to see again own hair on head, since the FUE tecnique has reached very impressive levels of success.
With hair transplant, alopecia is solved litteraly at source, since new autografted bulbs are not genetically affected by alopecia.
Nevertheless, there are several treatments which can be used in order to boost hair regrowth and reinforce both transplanted and non-transplanted hair. PRP treatment is probably the most effective one, but also finasteride is still a good medicine to hinder or prevent hair loss.
Along with these treatments, Pasulin is the best dietary supplement, since it gives to the hair follicles all the substances they need for a natural and strong regrowth.