History of Hair Loss

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    HISTORY OF
    HAIR LOSS
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    HAIR LOSS
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    HAIR LOSS
    IN WOMEN

Gro Hair is committed to educating and improving the lives of all those affected by hair loss. It is our goal to create public awareness of this devastating disease of the spirit, and to legitimize hair loss of all forms in the eyes of our medical community, the media and society as a whole.

We recognize that hair loss is not only a complex medical condition, but one that affects every aspect of the hair loss sufferer's life. For this reason we are dedicated to providing resources and support to those who are actively researching effective treatments and to those who are committed to fighting this emotionally devastating disorder.

GroHair is the only national, privately held consumer organization, dedicated to educating the public, healthcare professionals, mainstream media and legislators about the emotionally devastating disease of hair loss.

Committed to the prevention and treatment of hair loss, the Gro Hair is dedicated to supporting research that will ultimately treat and cure those who suffer from this silent epidemic. The Gro Hair recognizes that hair loss of any kind is a serious, life altering disorder and understands just how crippling this disease of the spirit can be to many who suffer with it. While GroHair is aware of many ethical practitioners and treatment providers in this field, we also recognize the vulnerability of the hair loss sufferer. For this reason, Gro Hair has been created in part to act as an advocate for, and to protect all those with this disease from questionable hair loss practitioners and treatment marketers.

The Gro Hair provides educational resources to dermatologists and to all healthcare professionals interested in treating and educating hair loss sufferers.

Through various activities, the Gro Hair aims to:

  • Promote professional and public awareness of hair loss and the disease's impact on people's lives.
  • Encourage the advancement of scientific research in the field of hair loss and all alopecia disorders.
  • Assist individuals with hair loss in finding appropriate treatment and developing self-help skills.
  • Eliminate the stigma surrounding hair loss, and to legitimize this disease in the eyes of society.

The Gro Hair is the authoritative source of information for people with hair loss and for the health care professionals who care for them. Gro Hair is an active and prominent educator in the field of hair loss and all alopecia disorders.

Hair loss has been a problem for men since the beginning of time. Its causes have defied explanation but generations have searched for ways to combat the dilemma and to handle its consequences. When various concoctions failed to work, comb-overs became the fashion, from as early as Julies Caesar via Napoleon and through to the modern day. But a strong wind could wreak havoc with that solution. The best wigs and toupees never looked natural while being hot and uncomfortable. Men have had to settle on either bad hair or no hair. The causes of male pattern hair loss have remained largely a mystery until fairly recently when scientists discovered a genetic and hormonal link to the problem. Genetics contribute a large part, whereby inherited tendencies follow a certain pattern, and hormones play a critical role. Androgen, or any of the hormones that combine to control male characteristics, such as testosterone, can trigger hair loss when found in combination with an age-related enzyme called 5 alpha reductase. The product of these two is called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). When this perfect storm of hormones, genetic and aging meets, DHT begins interfering with the regrowth of hair follicles in particular areas of a man’s scalp, causing them to fall out permanently. Most men will lose some hair with age, others will experience hair loss quite young or for other reasons entirely. Medical Alopecia (hair loss) can be caused by a number of factors from chemotherapy and radiation treatments to complications from an illness, such as diabetes.

Statistics show that around the world women hair loss is much larger . In many ways, women lose their hair for the same reasons as men. Many women are predisposed to lose their hair because of genetics but the way they lose their hair is different from the way men do. Genetically predisposed men tend to lose their hair in something doctors call male pattern baldness. They lose it around the temple, across the front hairline and in a bald spot at the back of the head. Women, on the other hand, tend to lose hair in a diffuse circular pattern all across the crown. And age doesn’t seem to be as much of a factor in women’s hair loss. Even young women can experience this. For this reason, doctors believe that age and higher levels of testosterone are not the sole cause of hair loss in women. Hormone receptors and blockers and other enzymes are believed to play some part in it. Underlying medical conditions, such as autoimmune disorders and polycystic ovary syndrome and diabetes, can contribute. Such conditions produce less dramatic hair loss, often in clumpy, circular patches on the scalp. Childbirth can be a triggering factor for hair loss as well, because there is a natural shedding process that comes with the post-delivery hormonal adjustment. And we are all aware of the devastating effects of chemotherapy on the hair. Usually, this type of hair loss will regrow after the treatment is over but occasionally, it can interrupt a cycle and create a permanent problem. Some medications have also been shown to be contributors to the problem. The effects of Hair Loss on a woman’s self-esteem can be devastating. Society puts a high price tag on appearance. In many ways, our hair defines us. We are blondes, brunettes, and redheads. But a woman who has lost that feminine aspect of beautiful hair can find it difficult to fit in to that picture. She may feel out of step with her friends, the other women at work and with her own self-image. Many women withdraw and simply stop living the life they were meant to live rather than explain or make excuses about their hair .GroHair understands the trauma that hair loss causes and is dedicated to giving you back your sense of well-being.

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