Tuesday, 8 May 2012

ALOPECIA: YOU AND HAIR LOSS.

When you can't have anything else, you can have virtue.

Excessive loss of hair from the scalp. The medical term is alopecia. The disorder can have many causes including stress from surgery or illness, hormonal changes (thyroid hormone, estrogen, androgen), medication side effects, fungal infections, and diseases such as autoimmune diseases or diabetes.


Beauty is a primeval phenomenon, which itself never makes its appearance, but the reflection of which is visible in a thousand different utterances of the creative mind, and is as various as nature herself.

Hair loss can be a normal part of aging and is called common baldness (androgenic alopecia). This type of hair loss is hereditary and the early it begins the worse the baldness becomes with time.

There are two kinds of discontent in this world. The discontent that works, and the discontent that wrings its hands. The first gets what it wants. The second loses what it has. There's no cure for the first, but success and there's no cure at all for the second.

Excessive hair loss from the scalp. The pattern of hair loss can help determine the cause. Scalp irritation can occur with hair treatment causes or with a fungal infection. Itching can also experienced with a fungal infection.

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Therapy depends on the cause of the hair loss. Removing the offending medication or hair treatment can reverse some hair loss. If the cause is from stress of an illness the disorder usually resolves on its own in 2-3 months after recovery. Correcting a hormonal balance is the treatment if the cause is found to be hormonal.

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Common baldness can be treated with medications such as minoxidil (Rogaine) or finasteride (Proscar, Propecia). Finasteride should not be taken by women. Minoxidil is available without a prescription. Surgery called hair replacement (transplantation) can also be performed.

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What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more.

The General Practitioner may pull hairs to determine the weakness of the hair follicles. Scalp scrapings may be done to detect a fungal infection. Blood tests may be done to detect hormonal imbalances or other disease such as lupus or diabetes. A biopsy of the scalp is rarely performed.

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Compulsive pulling of hair, Trauma to the hair (trichotillomania) can also produce hair loss. Hairstyling routines such as tight ponytails or braids may induce Traction alopecia. Both hair relaxer solutions, and hot hair irons can also induce hair loss. In some cases, alopecia is due, simply, to underlying medical conditions, such as iron deficiency.

To me, fair friend, losing your hair never can be beauty lost. For as you were when first your eye I eyed. Such seems your beauty still. The child thinks of growing old as an almost obscene calamity, which for some mysterious reason will never happen to itself. All who have passed the age of thirty are joyless grotesques, endlessly fussing about things of no importance and staying alive without, so far as the child can see, having anything to live for. Only child life is real life, for child life sees eternal beauty with the capability to retain what it losses.