Toronto Hair Loss Information
Through research, it has been found that men are more vulnerable to hair loss. But of course women also experience hair loss under certain conditions. It is important to understand why hair loss occurs. The hair follicles are greatly affected by the exposure to too much of the male hormone androgen which makes men the main victims of this phenomenon. There is nothing much that can be done to prevent this because men naturally produce androgens in their body.
As a result of this exposure , men experience the most common type of hair loss. This is called the Androgenic alopecia or what is most commonly known as male pattern baldness. When men produce testosterone in the body, it can quickly be converted to DHT. What makes this very dangerous is that the body produces natural DHT. Too much of this substance will provoke it to bind to the hair follicles. Binding of DHT to the hair follicles slows down hair growth which eventually leads to baldness.
Although women are less likely to undergo hair loss, female baldness can and does occur with much greater frequency that meets the eye. Women can experience hair loss after pregnancy or during menopause. With the combination of the ovaries and the adrenal glands, androgens may be produced to cause hair loss in women. Often times, anorexia, bulimia and extreme dieting can lead to hair loss. Hair is made up of keratin, a type of protein. Knowing this, you should know that in order to supply the right nutrients to your hair, you need to eat a balanced diet. Eating a balanced diet will now allow hair to grow.
Fortunately, thinning hair can be stopped and hair loss can be reversed. Nowadays, there are many options that are being presented to remedy hair loss. However, not all these options are safe or effective. As a hair transplant specialist, Dr Poon continues to pursue a research based approach to hair transplantation and hair regrowth and is able to help his Toronto and Mississauga hair transplant patients sort through various options.