Hair Loss

How Hair Grows
Hair provides no vital function for humans, but its psychological effect is nearly immeasurable. Luxurious scalp hair expresses femininity for women and masculinity for men. more

Causes of Hair Loss
Up to 95 percent of permanent hair loss is due to androgenetic alopecia, a hereditary condition that affects millions of men, women and children. This condition is characterized by what we call pattern baldness. more

Treating Hair Loss
The treatment of MPB was greatly expanded in the late 1980’s. These newer approaches to therapy include attempts to interrupt the miniaturization of the follicle by (1) using biological response modifiers, (2) blocking androgen receptor sites, (3) inhibiting the target organ conversion of androgens to the most potent androgen, DHT, and (4) enhancing the conversion of androgens to estrogens. more

Pathophysiology of MPB (Male Pattern Baldness)
MPB or alopecia androgenetica is caused by progressive miniaturization of the hair follicles on the scalp; not a destruction on the involved hair follicles. So, it’s not a loss in the number of hairs. MPB is a loss in the quality of the hair.The gene or genes responsible for MPB have not yet been positively identified more

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