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Suffering From Hair Loss? Blame It On Gravity!

A new study claims that the force of the downward pull caused by gravity on the scalp may contribute to the events leading to progressive hair loss in male pattern baldness. The researchers who conducted the study said that this finally explain the paradoxical effects of testosterone on androgenic alopecia (AGA). The new theorys unparallelled ability to explain even the details of the hair loss process and the formation of the pattern in AGA is apparent, said Dr Emin Tuncay Ustuner, a plastic surgeon in Ankara, Turkey. Ustuners Gravity Theory seeks to reconcile some puzzling observations related to the development and progression of AGA. Its believed that balding areas of the scalp show an increase in a form of testosterone called dihydrotestosteron (DHT).
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Are Men Giving Up On Hair Loss Treatments And Heading Straight For Transplants?

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It is important to eat proteins for hair strength as part of a moderately balanced diet. The bottom line, says Dr Collins, is that there is no cure for hair loss. “The drugs that are currently available (Minoxidil and Finasteride) can arrest hair loss for a limited number of years but do not reverse hair loss. Hair transplantation takes existing hair from the back of the head and plants it on top and at the front.
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Good Girl Gone Bald! Rihanna Suffers Shocking Hair Loss From Overstyling — Is It Permanent?

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A few close-up pictures of the undercut style who the thick layers of weave on one side contrasting with the wispiness of her own hair and the thinning patch on the other. It seems that Rihanna has joined a long list of celebrities including Naomi Campbell , Kim Kardashian , and more paying the price for continuous wear of heavy weaves and wigs. In fact, the condition is much worse than just damaged hair. According to Karelina, RiRi displays signs of suffering from a medical condition known as traction alopecia. PHOTOS: Rihanna Parties Until Dawn Traction alopecia is caused by hair being pulled tightly, stretching hair follicles out and causing the attached hair to break and fall out , Karelina explains. Continuous use of heavy wigs, glued hair extensions, tight weaves and braids eventually causes such serious damage to follicles to the extent that hair fails to grow at all. The condition usually affects the area at the hairline above the forehead or on the sides, she says, which is where Rihanna appears to have experienced hair loss. When hair extensions are applied properly, they are completely safe and can give amazing results, the extensions expert says.
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New Test May Predict Severe High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

The test is designed to differentiate women with preeclampsia from those with high blood pressure alone, said Lucy Chappell, Ph.D., clinical senior lecturer in Obstetrics at Kings College in London. Current tests for the condition only detect that its happening, rather than predicting it, and by that time the disease has progressed and has likely already caused organ damage. The test identifies women at high risk for developing preeclampsia, so doctors can better monitor and treat the blood pressure. It also prevents unnecessary hospitalizations of those who are not likely to develop preeclampsia. The study included 625 patients from various centers in the United Kingdom, of which 61 percent developed preeclampsia.
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Dietary spirulina intake manages blood pressure and cholesterol, may help prevent atherosclerosis

Put plainly, each of these mechanistic actions help expand the size of blood vessels, which in turn helps lower blood pressure and improve blood flow. This is important for people with high cholesterol and high blood pressure, as any potential buildup in otherwise narrowed arteries can lead to artery hardening and even blood clots. But spirulina appears to naturally prevent all this by not only regulating artery size but also decreasing blood levels of harmful forms of cholesterol. “In humans, Spirulina maxima intake decreases blood pressure and plasma lipid concentrations, especially triacylglycerols and low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol, and indirectly modifies the total cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol values,” reads the study’s abstract, which you can view in full here: http://science.naturalnews.com . Prevent heart attacks, heart disease with spirulina Naturally, the benefits of improved vasodilation and reduced lipid levels also extend to the heart. A related study out of South Korea published just one year later in the Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology found that, even when fed a high cholesterol diet (HCD), New Zealand White (NZW) rabbits experienced reduced triglyceride (TG) and total cholesterol (TC) levels when also given between 1 and 5 percent spirulina for eight weeks.
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Blood pressure tailored treatment reduces individual’s risk of heart disease and strokes

Current medical guidelines use a one-size-fits-all treatment approach based on target blood pressure values that leads to some patients being on too many medications and others being on too little, authors say. Blood pressure medication is ultimately used to prevent associated heart disease and stroke. Researchers found that a person’s blood pressure level is often not the most important factor in determining if a blood pressure medication will prevent these diseases – but common practice is to base treatment strictly on blood pressure levels. “Drugs that lower blood pressure are among the most effective and commonly used medications in the country, but we believe they can be used dramatically more effectively,” says lead author Jeremy Sussman, M.D., M.Sc., assistant professor of internal medicine in the Division of General Medicine at the U-M Medical School and research scientist at the Center for Clinical Management Research at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. “The purpose of these medications is not actually to avoid high blood pressure itself but to stop heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular diseases. We should guide use of medications by a patient’s risk of these diseases and how much adding a new medication decreases that risk – not solely on their blood pressure level.
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