Alopecia Due to childbirth, or postpartum alopecia, is a temporary diffuse shedding of scalp hair that can begin two to five months following childbirth. The condition usually starts around two to three months after childbirth, gradually worsening for up to three months then recovering over the next three months until hair starts to re-grow. Postpartum alopecia is characterized as a general thinning (also known as diffuse thinning) over the whole scalp, and the extent of hair loss can vary considerably from mild to excessive shedding.
The exact cause of postpartum alopecia is still not fully understood but it is linked to the hormonal changes that occur during childbirth. Normal hair shedding is approximately 100-150 hairs per day; however during pregnancy there are increased levels of estrogen in the body which keeps the hair in the anagen growing phase resulting in temporarily thicker hair. After childbirth a withdrawal of estrogen switches off the extended growing phase and switches the hair to the catagen shedding phase resulting in the sudden excessive hair loss. Soon you’ll have more hair coming out in the shower or on the brush. This unusual shedding will taper off and your hair will be back to its pre-pregnancy thickness about six to 12 months after you give birth.
Not all women notice dramatic changes in their hair density during pregnancy or the postpartum period. Among those who do, it tends to be more obvious among women with longer hair.
Any hair loss associated with either childbirth or menopause is almost always temporary. Hair should grow back within a year or two from these causes.
Alopecia Is Another Name For Hairloss
Alopecia is a disease that makes you lose your hair. While Alopecia does not affect people in a huge way (it doesn’t cause pain or premature death) it does make the person who has alopecia feel less confident about themselves as well as making them feel somewhat depressed (this does not apply to everyone affected by alopecia, but most).
Alopecia can affect hair not only on the top of the head but around their entire body. Because of this alopecia is considered a hard disorder with which to cope. No one likes to be less than normal.
The Causes of Alopecia
The most effective treatment for alopecia depends on what is causing hair to fall out in the first place. The most common causes include:
Poor diet/ deficient nutrients
Hair styling chemicals
Combination of factors
A person may lose hair due to a mixture of stress and genetics or medications.
Male pattern baldness (MPB), on the other hand, is the result of the intersection of hormones and heredity, occurring in men and women who have a genetic sensitivity to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
We live in a society where people are judged by their looks and our personal appearance is therefore hugely important. Unfortunately, the hair loss of alopecia far too often produces a feeling of inferiority.
The fact of the matter is that Alopecia is something that many people (usually in their early 40s to late 50s) have to deal with sometime or another. Until now, all you could do was try and prevent alopecia from affecting you for as long as possible.
The treatment to reverse the hair loss is to remove the cause. Until now, the major cause (genetic) has been treated with Minoxidil (brand name Rogaine), but it only helps maintain existing hair and does not promote regrowth. The formula from Regrowth Centers actually helps you regrow and maintain your hair, making you look years younger!
In years past, treatments that helped with hair regrowth were quite pricy. However, there is now a very effective and rather inexpensive medical treatment that involves the synergistic mechanisms of four different medications used in combination. For the first time in history you do not have to let alopecia control your life, but you can take the reins.
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Frontal fibrosing alopecia
Frontal fibrosing alopecia is a condition that causes hair loss and scarring in the frontal region of the scalp.
Frontal fibrosing alopecia most commonly affects women in menopause over the age of 50. It is characterized by hair loss on the front and sides of the scalp, and includes loss of eyebrows. The edge may appear very uneven, and single, solitary “lonely” hair follicles are often found in the bald areas.
Very importantly, some women with frontal fibrosing alopecia also have female pattern hair loss.
The skin of people with frontal fibrosing alopecia usually looks normal but may be pale, shiny or appear mildly scarred under magnification. At the margins of the bald areas is redness and scaling around the affected hair follicles.
The exact cause of frontal fibrosing alopecia is unknown, but it is thought to be due to an abnormal immune response to some component of the hair follicles themselves. Because it usually starts AFTER menopause, it is probably related to menopausal hormonal changes.
Treatment for frontal fibrosing alopecia is yet to be discovered, but finasteride, a component of the hair regrowth formula, has been reported to stop further hair loss in some women.
Also, there have been several reports of the use of the diabetic medication, pioglitazone, for the treatment of frontal fibrosing alopecia, but its benefit has varied.
If you think you may have frontal fibrosing alopecia, then see your healthcare professional, or a dermatology specialist.