Hair loss is nothing new, in fact it's been weighing heavily on people's minds for just about as long as history can remember. Fortunately, the days when the best that the scientific world had to offer was to rub pigeons' droppings on your scalp (we've got Hippocrates to thank for that one, the father of modern medicine) are long gone, and today's advances offer, not only real hope - but real results.
The many causes of hair loss are finally beginning to be understood, and while the finger of blame is still pointed largely in the direction of genetics, notions of hair loss as an exclusively maternally inherited trait have been thrown out of the window and replaced with much more complex models.
Similarly a great deal has been learned about the other causes of hair loss, which include; underlying medical complaints, adverse reactions to prescribed drugs, nutritional deficiencies and the effects of psychological shock and physical trauma.
With nearly 50% of all men (and 30% of all women) experiencing hair loss at some time it should come as no surprise to learn that hair loss has become big business; in the United States alone six billion dollars are spent on hair loss each year. In turn this has spurred on scientific and pharmacological research, which has resulted in two FDA approved medicines (minoxidil and finasteride) becoming available on the market. Surgical and cosmetic approaches to hair loss haven't stood still either, and modern hair transplants and hair replacement systems are virtually undetectable.
In 'Hair Loss Understood' we've addressed each of the main causes of hair loss (for both men and women), as well as outlining the most effective treatments in order to help you make up your mind about what's best for you. The good news is that, in short, there's no reason why your follicular future shouldn't look bright.