between Hair Loss and Prostate Health
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
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 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
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
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.
of Hair Loss
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
Androgenetic alopecia represents close to 95% of all hair loss however.
about causes of Hair Loss read here
Theories of Hair Loss Linked to DHT
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
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
of the Pumpkinseed oil capsules
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).