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Hair loss affects up to 70% of men and up to 40% of women at some point during their lifetimes so how to reverse hair loss becomes a significant concern for a considerable number of people! Sure it may sound superficial, but our hair is often a major contributor to how good we feel about ourselves. The good news is that the topical application of [Link Removed] can help.

Many factors can contribute to hair loss in both men and women, including:

Hormonal changes
Genetic disposition
Other health issues unrelated to hair
Classic male pattern baldness is referred to as androgenetic alopecia.  The vast majority of cases concerning men are due to a genetic sensitivity to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is a derivative of testosterone.  DHT is classified as an androgen, or "male sex hormone" that plays a role in male traits and reproductive activity.  Androgens are produced by both men and women.

The process of balding is complicated, but evidence from various studies has shown that it is possible to reverse hair loss and encourage hair regrowth using 2% ketoconazole as found in [Link Removed] . Although ketoconazole was used primarily to treat dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis, researchers discovered that it also had anti-androgenic properties. This feature allows ketoconazole to block DHT from binding to hair follicles thereby inhibiting the process that leads to hair loss. When the hair follicle functions normally, the hair regrowth cycle continues. Even more encouraging is a 1998 study by Belgian researchers that found topical 2% ketoconazole to be as effective as 2% minoxidil at stimulating hair growth.

If hair loss is due to hormonal changes, stress or diet, then attention must be focused on dealing with the causes.  The good news? Many cases of hair loss may be temporary when attributed to hormonal imbalances, traumatic experiences or nutritional deficiencies.  Hair-healthy vitamins and minerals including B, C, D, E, omega-3's, biotin and zinc, in conjunction with recognizing the importance of taking care of yourself, should improve the condition.

Keep in mind that hair loss may also be an indication of other health issues, so it's always important to discuss your concerns with your doctor.

Sharmani Pillay is a Registered Pharmacist who specializes in anti-aging skin care and women's wellness. She owns and operates an online skin care store at [Link Removed].
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