Hair loss is a natural occurrence that is present all over the world with men and women. We lose hair, however sometimes hair loss becomes excessive. Baldness or loss of hair is referred to as alopecia. Alopecia totalis means loss of all the scalp hair. Alopecia universalis means loss of all body hair, including eyebrows and eyelashes. Alopecia areata is the term used when hair falls out in patches. This condition is usually temporary and rarely leads to baldness. In most people with alopecia areata, hair usually grows back within a year.
There are many causes of hair loss, including: genetic, hormonal, aging, nutrient deficiencies, toxins, harsh chemicals, smoking, stress, thyroid problems, pregnancy, birth control pills, amino acid deficiency, intestinal parasites, intestinal problems, fungal infections, side effects of medication, reaction to illness, after major surgery, and reaction to chemotherapy. It is important to treat the underlying problem. The balance of bodily hormones is a factor in the onset and degree of hair loss in both men and women. A healthy balance of male and female hormones is important to hair growth. It is the male hormone testosterone (produced by both men and women) that is associated with hair loss. The hair follicle responds to hormonal levels. Testosterone causes hair loss while encouraging hair growth in the pubic and underarm areas. Also, thinning hair or hair loss can be a sign of a problem with the intestinal tract. An intestinal cleansing along with the consumption of acidophilus will help restore healthy hair. Treating the condition will often reverse the hair loss.
Many people around the world have been using various natural ingredients for improving their hair growth for thousands of years. These natural ingredients will help slow hair loss or increase hair growth. They are much healthier without the worry of harmful side effects that synthetic drugs may cause.