(Male Pattern Baldness, Female Pattern Baldness, Alopecia, Toxic Baldness)
Many physical imbalances and illnesses can cause hair loss. It is important to get an annual physical exam AND to consult a physician if hair loss is sudden in onset or severe. If no obvious cause can be found, then genetic factors, decreased scalp circulation, hormone changes and aging are the potential causes. Certain medications and diseases can also cause hair loss. An alternative medicine physician can give you further assistance in exploring such causes of hair loss.
Male and female pattern baldness is most often related to genetic factors and aging levels of hormones. Male and female hormone testing and replacement therapy can aid this type of hair loss.
Toxic hair loss, such as that caused by chemotherapy drugs, will return 3-4 months after the offending agent is discontinued.
Alopecia is a form of patchy or sometimes complete baldness that is often due to an autoimmune condition.
DIET AND LIFESTYLE RECOMMENDATIONS
- Follow a healthy diet and lifestyle as outlined in the Ten Rules of Good Health.
- Massage the scalp daily for five minutes, moving skin of scalp over underlying bone.
- Practice head and neck exercises daily.
- Maxi Multi: 3 caps, 3 times per day with meals. Optimal (not minimal) doses of antioxidants (A,C,E,selenium) are particularly important for normal hair growth. Free radical insult to the scalp is felt to be a significant contributing factor to hair loss.
- Crudeolum Shampoo: Use this each time you shampoo hair. Massage into scalp; leave on for five minutes or more, rinse. This shampoo is very stimulating to the scalp.
For Male and Female pattern baldness:
- Hormone profile testing. Balance hormones based on these results.
- Saw Palmetto 1 cap, 2 times per day. This is useful in both men and women since it blocks the conversion of excess DHT. A hormone profile is highly recommended to determine the exact nature of male and female hormone imbalances.
Please refer to recommendations for autoimmune diseases
DR. MYATT’S COMMENTS:
Additional support will depend on the cause of hair loss. In men, male pattern baldness usually requires hormone balancing. Females with male pattern baldness often also have a hormone imbalance, too. This is best addressed with the help of an alternative medicine physician who can recommend and evaluate hormone levels by using a hormone profile test.