Diffuse hair loss affects women much more often than men, so you should take measures at the very first signs. Physiological factors often underlay this type of alopecia, which includes:
- Body response to unfavorable weather conditions
- Lack of vitamins and minerals
- Chronic stress
- Body changes after pregnancy and birth giving.
With diffuse alopecia, the hair falls out from the roots when the follicles are at the resting stage. As a result, when combing, you can notice losingmore than normal amount of the hair, which can be accompanied byhair thinning, brittleness, and loss of pigmentation.
Quite often, diffuse hair loss in a woman iscomorbid withseborrheic dermatitis, acne, and menstrual disruptions.
Trichologists still don’t understand completely theetiology of diffuse hair loss. Whilst with patchy or scarring alopecia, it is supposed to be organic changes in hair follicles, in case of diffuse pattern alopecia, we find only a disruption in the cycles of hair growth.
Note that diffuse alopecia and androgenic alopecia are completely different. The latter assumes an excessive content of androgens in the scalp tissues, and, as a rule, it affects mainly the occipital and frontal areas, whereas with the diffuse form there is nothing like this.
In German clinics, for the cure of diffuse alopecia, using of pathophysiologic aspects is widely practiced to alterpathogenetic processes and stimulate follicles. For this purpose, medication to affect accumulation of potassium in cells – which leads to metabolic improvement within hair follicles –is used, as well as vitamin complexes to prevent the deficit of “building blocks” inside the follicles.
Natural vitamins are preferable, such as natural form vitamin E containingtocopherols and natural vitamin C containing bioflavonoids. Other recommended groups of vitamins are PP, A, B6, B1, and B1, as well as minerals: zinc, calcium, amino acids, and orotic acid.
Among the procedures used to treat diffuse alopecia, it is worth to note:
- D'Arsonval high frequency therapy
- Ozokerite therapy
- Head massage
- Ultrasound therapy
These three medications for treatment of diffuse alopecia in women deserve a particular attention. Minoxidil acts as a stimulator of hair growth. The drug improves membrane permeability of cells, which allows opening potassium channels and activating biochemical reactions.
The maximal effect oftreatment with Minoxidil can be reached in younger patients. The best results are ever shown were in the treatment of alopecia in females.
The disadvantage of Minoxidilis withdrawal syndrome, when, after discontinuation, biochemical reactions in cells return to the initial level.
Note that Minoxidil not only treats diffuse alopecia, but,having a positive impactto healthy hair bulbs,can be usedfor prevention.
Tricomin and Follicen serve as stimulants in the treatment of diffuse alopecia. They are most effective in comprehensive treatment.
Adjusting the diet and improvingpsycho-emotional state are essentialelements of treatment
The root causes of diffuse alopecia in women areoften stress and lack of nutrients. It is reasonable to exclude from your diet coffee and alcohol and increase the amount of cereals, seafood, and liver. It is important to pay attention to natural vitamin complexes that the Rosa caninaand some other products include. If a patient is under constant stress, then a course of sedatives can be an option to relieve the tension.
But don’t forget that the firststep in successful cure for of diffuse alopecia is always the same: to see an experienced trichologist who can develop a complex treatment plan for you, exclude health-threatening factors affecting the growth of hair and guarantee a positive result.