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TRACTION ALOPECIA REPAIR & REGROWTH THREATMENT
Traction alopecia is a condition caused by localized trauma and tension to the hair follicles. Tight hairstyles that pulls at your hairs over a period of time. If the condition is detected in the early stages, the hair will grow. If left untreated, it can permanently damage the hair follicle resulting in smoothness of texture in the scalp where hairs will no longer grow.
Conditions that causes traction alopecia are tight ponytails, cornrows, sewing extensions, breathing, tightly twisting dreads, and tightly twisting natural styles. A nervous condition call trichotillomania can also cause traction alopecia. Trichotillomania is known as a hair pulling disorder a mental disorder that involves recurrent and irresistible urge to pull out of here from your scalp. At times clients are unaware that they are pulling out their hairs. In most cases, pulling out your hair is a way of coping from a stressful environment. Anything that involves tension on the scalp will cause traction alopecia.
UNDERSTANDING ANDROGENETIC ALOPECIA
Excess or abnormal hair loss is known as the term alopecia. There are several types of alopecia. The most common one is androgenetic alopecia. Whether you are a man or a woman, what all hair loss have in common is that it brings for symptoms letting you know there’s something gone wrong with your body. Androgenetic alopecia is associated with genetics and hormone imbalance can overtime worsen this state. This condition is a simple as having a gene that makes you predisposed to male or female pattern baldness.
Fortunately, hair loss can be a symptom of a short term event. Such as, hormones imbalances including ovarian cyst, birth-control pills pregnancy and menopause. In those cases, alterations of hair growth and shedding phase occurs. In these situations hair will grow back when the event has passed. Once the cause of the loss is addressed hairs go back to the random pattern of growth cycle; Making the problem stop. Androgenetic alopecia is associated with dihydrotestosterone also known as DHT at the derivative of male hormones, testosterone.
Majority of women with Andrew genetic alopecia have diffuse thinning on all areas of the scalp. While men rarely have the few staining but instead have more distant pattern baldness. Some women can have a combination of two pattern types. For men the hormone dihydrotestosterone DHT appears to be partially to blame for the miniaturization(shrinking of hair strand) of hair follicles and women suffering with female pattern baldness as well. Hereditary is a major factor of this disease. Meaning it is passed down from generation.
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