Medications Used in Hair Loss Treatment
Both men and women experience this kind of hair loss, which has been the most common cause of baldness worldwide for many years. In both men, it is known as male pattern baldness. In women, it is called female pattern baldness. Despite whether or not it develops in women or a male, the medical name is alopecia androgenetic alopecia. This means that the hair follicles are sensitive to the androgens, which can be dihydrotestosterone (DHT) or testosterone.
DHT is a type of hormone
that accumulates in the follicles, binds with them, and eventually shrinks the follicles until they die. The result is that the hair does not grow back, because the follicles have already died. There are several types of alopecia: androgenetic alopecia, which develops when there is too much dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the bloodstream; androgenetic alopecia, which occurs when there is too much of the hormone; alopecia areata, which are characterized by small, thin patches on the scalp; and telogen effluvium, which occur when the normal growth cycle of hair is disrupted. All of these conditions can affect men and women equally. It only becomes a matter of genetic predisposition when it comes to the cases of alopecia areata and telogen effluvium.
For the most part, androgenetic alopecia is reversible.
However, if the disease is chronic, or if it results in complete and total thinning of the scalp, then there are some options available. These options include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and oral contraceptives. Each one has its own side effects, so you should consult with your doctor to determine which treatment is right for you. Treatment choices will be discussed in greater detail below.
Chemotherapy can cause hair thinning but it is reversible.
This is because hair re-growth occurs at the same rate with chemotherapy as it does without it. The side effects of chemotherapy may include nausea, tiredness, hair loss, hair fall, and fatigue. These symptoms may also appear in other forms of cancer treatment, including radiation therapy and stem cell transplantation. You should notify your doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms.
causes hair loss in most individuals; however, it does have certain medications in the composition of the drug that may cause it. Chemotherapy drugs include trifluoperazine, Percocet, sechetamine, and methotrexate. While these are generally considered safe, you should never combine them with certain medications, especially over-the-counter medicines, as they have the potential to make hair loss worse.
Medications are only one way that treatment
can relieve thinning hair. If your doctor feels that your hair loss is caused by genetics, hormonal imbalance, or vitamin deficiencies, there may be more treatments available to you. Your physician can perform tests to determine what might be causing your bald spots and will help you find a treatment that addresses your specific needs. Baldness can be both emotionally and physically distressing, but it doesn’t have to mean the end of your beautiful hair.