My True Story
Like many of you, I am also a victim of hair loss …..
More and more Singaporean men lose their “crown of glory “and this trend is getting earlier and earlier.On streets these last years, what could be the site of a number of relatively young people who are bald or balding. Compare this phenomenon, say, ten years ago, when this phenomenon is not often seen.
This trend balding men in Singapore sparking a growing number of hair treatment centers. Hair treatment centers practically have sprung up all over the island with the likes of Beijing 101, Yunnan, Svenson, Bossin etc. causes hair loss can be inherited or caused by stress, pharmaceutical drugs, poor diet, oily scalp, etc., and these may manifest in a number of shape or type of hair loss such as male pattern baldness, telogen effluvium, alopecia areata, etc. in the normal human loses about 50-100 hairs a day, and this loss is not alarming.
However, more efforts should be made to the doctor lost a day before it is too late.Hair woman in the follicle, and if someone does not take action balds and the follicles eventually die, and there will not be more growth. It will be too late for any action. Note that when I say bald, usually a man does not go completely bald, the scalp follicles on the human side, above the year-programmed parts of life, and the hair is growing in the fields of life. followed balding pattern as Norwood chart. There are three stages of hair growth: anagen (growth phase), catagen (the intermediate phase), and telogen (the shedding phase). Hair loss occurs when the hair grows fast and hangars.
Over the average life cycle of the hair for 2-3 years and each hair growth is expected to hold for 25 cycles, balding occurs when these cycles are accelerated and completed so quickly that at the end of the cycle, the follicle dies off and the hair will never grow back. I understand your post, a lot of technical terms and jargons. The Internet offers a plethora of services which can be resources to research and better understand the depth of hair loss. In this post, I just pretty much summarizes what I understand and experience hair loss my studies and very personal experiences.In the past have been very thick volumes of the hair so that I complained about having to go to the barber as often as my hair grows so rapidly. Shower, hair loss hair would not be so strong. Next medical treatment about two years ago, a supposedly reputable clinic and consumer of the drug nimigen, I notice hair loss, the hair is shed dozens of bed and bath sinks a day so much so that I stopped taking the drug nimigen and stop the laser treatments .
Consumption nimigen, my complexion is dry, as it is supposed to prevent facial oiliness, but overdoes. To this day, I still do not know the real cause of hair loss, although I think it has to do the laser treatment significantly and consumption nimigen. In retrospect, they did not complete the treatment, and the consumption of drugs and the doctor also asked the nurses to force me to continue further treatment and at the same time, refuting my assertions directly. I spent almost $ 3K only lose even more. Otherwise, this is the past now, and nothing can be done to turn back the clock. What I want to share with readers here are my experiences and what he went through in combat hair loss and hopefully some useful glimpses of it, or hours for those who are currently suffering from hair loss.Okay the start, first stopped all the reasons that I believe that They contributed to hair loss and to stop medical treatments and nimigen consumption. But even so, two months down the road, the hair loss has subsided, so did not have time to make some real actions.
on the Internet, I came to learn of the two medicines called Propecia, a medicine used orally, costing about $ 95 dollars then 28 tablets You should take one tablet per day; and local minoxidil hair spray called (called Regaine, Rogaine, Growell etc. in the market), and a $ 95 a bottle, that can last a month.I went to a doctor and prescribed Propecia, who one pill three months, I quit after that day .
Why did you stop? First, there was no improvement, on the other hand began to experience side effects which were mentioned this medication, that is to feel less masculine, although there was a minor side effect of the drug was produced and that the proportion of users affecting only a small part. With these two factors, I stopped this medication and less-as- masculine feeling that transition finally subsided. You can not use minoxidil, as I learned side effects. I want to list all the possible side effects of two drugs is this: Propecia: lack of “manliness’Minoxidil. It grows scalp sensitivity, itching, dandruff, increase sensitivity to the sun And the main drawback of these two scientific evidence of drugs is that once you stop these two medicines that the new hair that you grow will fall again So these two drugs must be used for life Imagine the cost involved to maintain these newly formed hair!! $ 100 (all such treatments a month), it is the amount translates to $ 1,200 and more per year, and so on ……
thus, the completion of the use of Propecia, I began to discover natural ways to heal. one way that I thought was a mild shampoo like Johnson’s Baby shampoo, but the mild concentration was not strong enough to clear the oilness I can scalp. Hair loss due to oiliness and dandruff, as I experience these symptoms as dandruff pillow.
So I decided to investigate with the help of specialists, and there was a huge array of choices dermatogists and hair treatment centers. I went to one of these hair treatment center for a free consultation, and these “professionals” scanned my hair, only to reveal patches of oil and a lot of these “experts” in a package for me to clear my scalp greasiness. The package costs a bomb, and I do not like the pushiness of this work with the introduction of these packages to me. Also I have heard many stories of people spent over $ 10,000 on these supposedly good cure only lose even more hair, or in addition to unprecedented improvements to waste your hard earned money! Thus, the hair treatment centers scared me off at this point, and I decided that instead of the top hair dermatologist in Singapore. It was not cheap. First consultation alone cost $ 80. A dermatologist checked my hair and said there was nothing wrong. He prescribed me two shampoo Nizoral ($ 25) and a gentle shampoo ($ 21) must be replaced daily and rotate the control of sebum on the scalp at night applied after washing ($ 18).
However, there was still no improvement.
In fact, the residue of sebum regulator produced little sticky white marks on my hair once my hair dried to such an extent that my colleagues thought my hair had dandruff. Furthermore, the hair is still very few greasy dandruff and coated well, despite the use of strong and useful shampoos supposed that the upper dermatologist prescribed. He confirmed this fact when he jumped into a hair treatment center in a shopping mall curiosity and not a free consultation with the center. The “research” that used the service center magnified many times over my scalp glands, revealing the greasy stains, it really looks ugly this a hundred times magnification of the sebaceous glands in the scalp. Operators said the scalp glands were choked with oil, and it can cause hair loss; I did not want to have any chance of center and left it out. I went to a second consultation with a dermatologist seen before. Again, the dermatologist said there was nothing wrong with my hair or my scalp and the results of “hair-pull” He made me test showed no unusual hair loss. After
Listen to the story of my medical treatment, and drug nimigen consumed, suspected that this may be caused by medication telogen effluvium, a condition which leaves only times to come; although oily scalp can be a contributing factor as well. He said that he knew nothing except to help me identify the cause of hair loss through a scalp biopsy ($ 589) and a blood test ($ 169); no price indicated GST. Hearing price, I hesitated, but an urge to find out the real reason he decided to take the plunge and made the scalp biopsies and blood tests test.I did the blood test first and the pain was nothing compared to the scalp biopsy I have been subjected to in the future. This was not a joke, having a head piece removed surgically under the scalp and, despite the use of terrible pain anesthetics prior to treatment. After all the tests, the nurse rubbed Bactroban cream on the part of the scalp, which is surgery to kill bacteria; The sewing this part of the scalp. It is still a little pain, every time that there was a shampoo and a stitched portion of the scalp. I was told to come back in two weeks to remove the stitches, and so the results of the diagnosis. It got the rest of Bactroban cream is applied daily to the affected scalp to relieve the pain and kill the bacteria. Two weeks later, I returned to the clinic to remove the stitches, and the result is a dermatologist in my hand; and the result showed that it was telogen effluvium.
The dermatologist said it was good, because it is the state which may be due to the medication I finally subside after a while. He expects that it will take months and days soon.But unfortunately been in vain. Seeing tons of hair in the sink, and wakes up everyday to witness hundreds of hair scattered on my bed in the bathroom floor did nothing to allay that my illness would go away. A visit to the dermatologist also drained me financially, and in a desperate move, I decided to try out some off-the-counter hair loss products available in pharmacies. I tried the Himalayan Hair Loss Cream (herbal medicine) for about a month, but in vain, so I went to see a dermatologist again in the fourth and the fifth time (it was in April and May last year), but appreciated again, a dermatologist and he said there was nothing wrong in My hair is not male pattern loss, or whatever. But really, my hair is getting thinner and thinner day.
He prescribed me a stronger shampoos and sebum control I used, did not see any improvement. It was at this time that I finally decided not to see a dermatologist once again was not easy to use at all! Hair continued to fall and fall. From that time (7 June), is more or less accepted my fate, “and accepted the loss is a fact. I tried Kaminomoto hair growth accelerator and a good shampoo called Melaleucca shampoo recommended my friend, but it really did not use it at all. The telogen effluvium, which was diagnosed it does not seem that the hair disease, which surprised me, because I just can not stop within a short period. it was over a year, and my hair has continued to fall as rain. over the whole of this hair loss trials were carried out several researches loss of through the Internet, which is further equipped me knowledge of all for hair loss. I tried all I could observe what you eat (less oil), watching your diet, regular exercise, and even cut down some coffee and tea. But this does not work at a loss.
He also shared my findings with others in a web discussion forum posting and the thread I saw some weird 55,000 readers before eventually removed by the administrator. My knowledge learned on the internet and my ordeal, I shared some of these forumers; Some of them even wrote to me to ask questions. Hair loss, there really is not a fix miracle cure: what works for one does not work for others. Hair loss does not affect my life one bit: he wakes up in the morning and after shampooing, I counted the number of strands of hair that I lost, and any number less would do little happier. I used to enjoy the wind, but now I avoid being “against” a flurry of fear that the wind is blowing off some of my hair. It does not help that Singapore can get breezy at times! And definitely, my self-esteem would suffer a bit of a loss, and it did not help that my girlfriend is still not at my age! Hair loss is likely to deal with a serious handicap in the “image-conscious” society; although it may not always be true: I still have my fair share of admirers some girls have not been transferred to the MRT looks.Entering day, still observed a young man at different stages of baldness; Sometimes I’ve seen friends who have not seen for some years completely bald!
This shocked me and brought me to the reality that balding in Singapore is not just my problem, it’s our problem! This is due to stress in this fast-paced society of ours? Or is it because of the diet here, which is due to a number of young men and women are bald?