Hair loss is a normal part of life: a person, on average, loses about 100 hairs every day and as a person gets ages, more and more hair follicles naturally stop producing hair growth. Generally, more men tend to suffer from natural hair loss than women, but it has recently come to attention of the American Academy of Dermatology that female hair loss has become a growing problem, leaving women scrambling to make appointments at their nearest Hair Restoration San Francisco
clinic. Strangely, this growing problem seems to be the result of women trying to heal themselves from the ailments of aging- by taking common prescription medications.
The culprits for female hair loss are all quite common medications- antibiotics, antidepressants, blood pressure and cholesterol medications. And since, to most women, their hair is their crowning glory, the idea of having to choose between their hair and their health is quite agonizing.
Each individual hair usually survives for about three and a half years and goes through two cycles: the anagen phase, in which the hair grows and which lasts about three years, and the telogen phase, in which the hair rests and which lasts about three months. The hair falls out at the end of the telogen phase and is replaced by a new hair. Certain medications seem to cause hair loss by interfering with the normal scalp hair growth cycle. One type of common drug-induced hair loss is called telogen effluvium usually appears about two to four months after ingestion of the drug and causes hair follicles to enter their telogen phases too early, which results in hairs falling out too early. Another type of common hair loss is called anagen effluvium, which occurs during the anagen phase of the hair cycle and prevents new hairs from forming by interfering with matrix cells- the cells that are in charge of producing new hairs.
Although the onslaught of hair loss from common medications continues to grow, women can breathe easier as new technologies in the field of Hair Restoration San Jose
treatments are being discovered and released everyday to battle this ongoing epidemic.