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Link between Hair Loss and Prostate Health

Most men may not realize that both enlarged prostate, technically known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (or BPH for short), and male pattern baldness, result from the same pathology in the body, overproduction of the hormone hihydrotestosterone (DHT). Blocking 5-alpha reductaste, which causes formation of DHT in the body, causes prostates to significantly shrink back to normal size; inhibiting 5-alpha reductase, cutting down DHT levels, helps maintain healthy hair too.


he natural health industry is working on its own version of the medical drug Propecia. These innovations have yet to be fully tested for efficacy but may help some without the complications associated with medical hair loss drugs.

Propecia Complications.
Propecia helps to grow or preserve hair in two-thirds of men who used it in clinical trials. The impressive results, however, continue to be accompanied by disquieting warnings that the drug may cause sexual dysfunction and specific types of birth defects. It is a trade any man and possibly even his sexual mate must decide he or she is willing to consider making, even for a short while, when using Propecia. His libido for a fuller head of hair.

Toxic Terror to Fetuses.
Possible birth effects are also a concern. The drug is so toxic to the developing fetus that it must not be even touched by women of childbearing age who may be pregnant or who may become pregnant in the near future.

Fear of Balding
According to the American Hair Loss Council: "Dating as far back as history will take us, baldness has been a part of the aging process that many men fear the most. Before Rogaine, hair transplants and hair additions, men coped in various ways from magic ointments to the styling of their hair. Julius Caesar grew his hair long in the back and combed it all forward. Napoleon did the same thing. Somehow we often disregard history and the fact that this has been an age old condition. We can't imagine or accept the fact that there is not a cure."

Some two-thirds of men experience hair loss during their lifetime.Unfortunately, many men, and society at large, associate hair loss with unattractiveness, premature aging, even impaired health and vitality. By contrast, a full head of hair symbolizes youth, virility and power. Estimates are that some $4 billion annually is spent in the United States alone for hair loss treatments.

Although a small number of cases of hair loss are caused by autoimmune disease, endocrine dysfunction, infections, drugs, trauma and stress, most cases of hair loss are caused by malfunctioning hormones. Traditional herbalists notes, that male pattern baldness is a condition emanating from the effects of testosterone production.

Causes of Hair Loss
The American Hair Loss Council lists the following causes of hair loss:

* Alopecia Areata Generally thought to be an autoimmune disorder. Causes "patchy" hair loss, often in small circular areas in different areas of the scalp.
* Alopecia Totalis Total hair loss of the scalp (an advanced form of alopecia areata).
* Alopecia Universalis Hairloss of the entire body (also an advanced form of alopecia areata).
*Traction Alopecia Hair loss caused by physical stress and tension on the hair such as prolonged use of hair weaving, corn rows, etc. Done too tightly on weak hair, these can cause permanent hair loss.
*Telogen Effluvium Usually temporary hair loss. Causes: Physical stress-emotional stress-thyroid abnormalities-medications and hormonal causes normally associated with females.
*Anagen Effluvium Generally due to internally administered medications, such as chemotherapy agents, that poison the growing hair follicle.
All of these represent only a few of the different types of hair loss.
Androgenetic alopecia represents close to 95% of all hair loss however.

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Many Theories of Hair Loss Linked to DHT
According to hair growth expert Dr. G. Todorov, "There is some evidence that autoimmune reaction (i.e. when the immune system attacks the body's own cells) may also contribute to baldness/hair loss. It appears that DHT somehow serves as a trigger of the autoimmune attack against hair follicles, and, conversely, blocking DHT mitigates the attack. Agents that suppress autoimmune reaction in the scalp may also be useful for reversing baldness. Cyclosporine, an immunosuppressant widely used to prevent organ transplant rejection, often produces hair growth as a side-effect. The problem is that cyclosporine is highly toxic and it soral use is warranted only in potentially life-threatening situations. Using topic cyclosporine to treat baldness is ill-advised.

"Another theory of hair loss is impaired blood circulation in the capillaries located beneath the tendinous membrane(or the galea)."

"As any other organ, hair follicles depend on the blood supply-poor blood supply may cause atrophy and promote hair loss, and, conversely, increased blood supply may accelerate regrowth. In fact, decreased microcirculation is one of the mechanism by which DHT causes baldness/hair loss. Both anti-DHT treatment and sebum buildup prevention improve scalp microcirculation. Additional measures to improve scalp microcirculation may be useful in resistant cases."

Fortunately, this situation can be remedied to some extent by the herbs we've already discussed and augmented with other herbs such as Ginkgo biloba which stimulates micro-circulation; hawthorn also in HairBoost will enhance blood flow to the scalp. Indeed, hawthorn is a prime vasodilator, facilitating blood flow through the body. HairBoost contains both of these important herbs.

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Enigma of the Pumpkinseed oil capsules
Each capsule contains 300 mg and new packing 600 mg of pumpkinseed oil. Scientists discovered that this oil contains high level of the active ingredient: delta-7-sterine., This steroid specifically compete with dihydrotestosterone dangerous for the receptors in prostate. So, capsules neutralises it's undesirable action on the gland. Pumpkinseed oil in PEPONEN capsules is stable to oxidation processes. Capsules are obtained by the method of the cold pressing of pumpkinseeds, performed under specially controlled conditions. Dosage: 2 capsules 3 times per day during 2 month and after: 1 capsules 3 times per day during 1 month (for 300 mg capsules) and 1 capsules 3 times per day (for 600 mg capsules).

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