• Apr 21

    Topical Minoxidil Drug Delivery-A Pharmacokinetic View

    Minoxidil Minoxidil, an antihypertensive drug is, coincidentally, the first-line topical therapy for alopecia (hair loss). Minoxidil is currently under active pharmacological investigation (Scow et al, 1999).   Pharmacokinetics Numerous pharmacological factors like bioavailability and bioaccessibility (Heaney and Robert, 2001) determine the efficacy of topical Minoxidil for treating alopecia. Technically, the bioavailability of a drug is the maximum when dispensed by the intravenous route and dwindles by oral and topical routes due to pharmacokinetic events like incomplete absorption and first-pass metabolism. Bioaccessibility is the availability ....Read More

  • Mar 19

    Efficacy of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) in Treating Hair Loss

    Laser is a device that works on the principle of light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation (Hecht and Jeff, 2005). Apart from various industrial applications, laser has an established spot in medicine. Laser Therapy for Hair Loss It was the accidental discovery by Endre Mester (1967)at Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary, that laid the foundation for laser therapy to treat hair loss. While investigating the effects of laser on skin cancer, Mester observed and demonstrated that laser exposure stimulates hair growth. The Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) Paradox It is quite appealing to note that the lasers used in various medical ....Read More

  • Mar 18

    The Effects of Ketoconazole for Hair Growth

    Ketoconazole and Androgenetic Alopecia Ketoconazole is an anti-fungal medication that is generally prescribed to treat infections that involve the mouth, urinary tract, and epidermis. However, it has also been shown to help stimulate new hair growth. Ketoconazole has been shown to be particularly effective in treating people who suffer from androgenetic alopecia; better known as male and female pattern baldness. Furthermore, androgenetic alopecia, while more common in men than women, leads to hair thinning over the entire scalp region for women, and hair loss around the crown area of the head in males. It is also important to note that ketoconazole ....Read More

  • Mar 13

    Medications & Hair Loss

    While many believe that heredity is to blame when it comes to hair loss, there are many extraneous factors that can cause or exacerbate hair loss. For instance, many medications currently available on the U.S. market have been linked to hair loss in both men and women. Even hormonal fluctuations and pregnancy have been connected to hair loss in women. Furthermore, several antidepressants have been linked to hair loss in men and women. As a result, you should speak to your doctor if you plan on taking antidepressants over a long period of time, as long term use of antidepressant drugs can cause thinning of hair in patients. In addition, steroids ....Read More

  • Mar 10

    How to Avoid Hair Loss

    Things you can do to avoid hair loss: Loss of hair can be a quite devastating experience to anyone. Research has shown that hair can contribute positively to one’s self esteem. You should keep in mind that hair loss may occur due to the end of the life cycle which every hair goes through. It is normal to lose 50 to 100 strands of hair daily. In order to avoid hair loss, it is important to live a healthy life style and avoid stress. Eat right Without the necessary nutrition in your body, you are likely to experience hair loss. Make sure you include the following in your diet; Omega 3 fatty acids, zinc, proteins, irons and Vitamins A and C. if ....Read More

  • Mar 09

    The Facts about Chemotherapy and Hair Loss

    Hair loss is a sensitive subject. Hair loss and cancer? Well, that’s a subject no-one likes to talk about. Unfortunately, if you are one of the many people that go through this devastating disease and undergo chemotherapy, hair loss is likely to occur. For men and women it can be scary and depressing, coming at a time when they’re already having to deal with illness and treatments. For women though, the loss can also seriously affect their self-esteem as they struggle to come to terms with the drastic change in their appearance. So why does Chemotherapy cause hair loss? And more importantly, is there anything that can be done to prevent it ....Read More

  • Mar 04

    Hair Loss – Not Just a Man’s Problem (Female Hair Loss)

    Hair loss is scary for everyone. It can happen quickly, for no apparent reason and when it does you want to fix it – fast. However, while it can be distressing for a man, especially when it starts early in life, there is no doubt that for women, it can be absolutely devastating. A woman’s hair is often an integral part of her identity and losing it, for whatever reason, can lead to a drop in confidence and self-worth. While a larger number of men than women will experience hair loss in their lifetime, the problem is more prevalent among females than you may think. Here, we look at some of the more common reasons for female hair loss. Hormonal ....Read More

  • Feb 27

    Androgenic Alopecia and Minoxidil - A Research Review

    Androgenic alopecia also referred to as androgenetic alopecia and male pattern baldness, is a common type of hair loss that affects both men and women. The principal reason for hair loss or balding of this type seems to be an abnormal sensitivity to male sex hormones influenced by genetic predisposition (Proctor, 1999). In this context it is imperative to mention that male and female hormones are present in men and women alike, but in varied proportions depending on the sex. In men, androgenic alopecia involves a hair loss above the temple regions, vertex and the scalp with a typical hairline recession. In women, it involves diffuse hair thinning ....Read More

  • Feb 18

    All About Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) for Hair Loss

    Low-Level Laser Therapy, or LLLT, treatment for hair loss has gone high tech. This innovative and new therapy for thinning and hair loss has created quite a buzz recently, particularly with the launch of devices that make it possible to perform LLLT therapy at home. Many men and women suffering from hair loss have heard of LLLT, but there is a lack of credible information available about its benefits. This guide was designed to provide you with unbiased information and answers to your questions regarding LLLT. What Is LLLT? LLLT stands for low-level laser light therapy and is a method of stimulating the scalp in order to promote hair growth. ....Read More

  • Feb 05

    How to Treat Thinning Hair

    There many different medical treatments available for treatment of thinning hair, an issue which most people will have to deal with at some point of their life. According to scientific reports, hair thinning in men and women is mainly due to hereditary condition. Natural hair products come handy in the treatment of hormone related hair thinning. In some cases, hair thinning may occur due to medical issues such as thyroid infections, scalp infections and skin disorders. Hence, it is suggested that the aforementioned medical conditions should be treated in the preliminary stage of thinning hair treatment. As medication for cancer, depression, heart ....Read More

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