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Hair Loss: Common Causes And When To See A Doctor

Find answers to commonly asked questions about hair loss.

What is Hair Loss?

Baldness in women occurs due to the effects of testosterone metabolites in genetically susceptible hair follicles. Hair loss is also caused by thyroid disease, anemia, protein deficiency, secondary syphilis, chemotherapy and low vitamin levels.

Hair Loss Facts: 

  • Male hair loss is caused by a combination of genetics and male hormones.

  • Female hair loss has different causes. Alopecia areata is autoimmune, telogen effluvium is normally caused by a physically or psychologically stressful event and Telogen effluvium is very common following a pregnancy.

Doctor Matters recommends  a dietary supplement called Folexin which is designed to support thicker, stronger and healthier hair. Folexin not only increases the rate of hair growth, but it also helps protect against dryness in the hair while reducing the chance of hair breakages.

The essential vitamins in Folexin include:

  • Folic Acid - Folic acid has proven effects on cell generation. Hence, it is a natural stimulator for natural hair growth in both men and women. Regular consumption of folic acid has been found miraculously effective in preventing male pattern baldness.

  • Biotin - Biotin deficiency causes abnormal metabolism of fatty acids, which possibly leads to hair loss, unexplained hair breakage, and thin, brittle, splitting hairs. By taking biotin, you can maintain healthy hair, and reduce hair loss.

  • Vitamin B6 - Vitamin B6 is an important member of the Vitamin B-complex family. It activates the enzymes and chemical reactions that start the metabolism of the hair proteins, keratin and melanin, in the hair follicles.

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