Androgenetic Alopecia – Common Problem

ANDROGENETIC ALOPECIA (AGA)

baldness

DEFINITION:

–  Loss of hair in male and female in a particular pattern because of male hormone leading to baldness is known as AndroGenetic alopecia.

–   Semi – permanent type of hair loss

  • Confined to particular area or pattern
  • Forms different patterns in male and female

ORIGIN:

ANDRO – MALE ; GENETIC – GENE

ANDROGEN – MALE HORMONE; ETIC – BECAUSE OF

CAUSES OF ANDROGENETIC ALOPECIA

      1. Genetic predisposition
      2. Male Sex hormone Testosterone

AGA – CAUSES

  • Genetic predisposition  –  Because of a genetic marker in chromosome 20 P11.
  • Male Sex Hormone  2 molecules of free testosterone react to form Dihydro testosterone in the presence of 5 alpha reductase. DHT shrinks the follicles, making them inactive. This process is called miniaturization of follicles.

REASONS FOR EXCESS TESTOSTERONE PRODUCTION hair loss

  • Oxidative stress
  • Excess carbohydrate consumption
  • Estrogen insufficiency in female
  • Hypothyroid in female
  • Menopause
  • Steroidal injections

Male Pattern Baldness:

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Female Patter Baldness:

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DIETARY CORRECTIONS:  no smoke

  • Adequate consumption of fruits and vegetables.
  • Limited consumption of processed foods.
  • Limited consumption of high calorie foods
  • Adequate consumption of protein rich foods
  • Adequate consumption of water

LIFESTYLE ADJUSTMENTS:  

  • Avoid smoking, drinks, tobacco and drugs.
  • Limit the consumption of coffee, tea and aerated drinks.
  • Consumption of food at proper time intervals.
  • Going to bed by 10 PM.
  • Adequate sleep to an average extent of 8 hours a day.
  • Aerobic exercise for at least 30 minutes in a day

 

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For further remedies – e – mail @ swastikanature@gmail.com

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