“And they don’t have to be anemic. That is the biggest mistake doctors make.” An even bigger mistake would be for balding people to take iron supplements on their own. Unless you have iron deficiency — diagnosed by a doctor — iron supplements can lead to a very dangerous condition from iron overload. Hair Loss May Be a Symptom of Serious Illness A sensitive way to check total body iron stores is to measure the amount of ferritin in the blood.
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Hair-Loss Drugs’ Big Growth in China
The China Association of Health Promotion and Education surveyed 1,280balding men in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Chengdu last June and found 47percent of respondents had used hair-growth shampoos, visited hair-loss centers, or even swallowed snake gallbladders. More than 80percent said they were dissatisfied with those treatments. The top-selling treatment for hair thinning in China last year was Da Fei Xin, a minoxidil solution made by a unit of Shanxi Zhendong Pharmaceutical, with a 23percent market share, reports Euromonitor. BaWang International Group ( 1338:HK ), the Chinese maker of herbal shampoos endorsed by thick-maned movie star Jackie Chan, posted three straight years of losses after a 2010 report said a substance linked to cancer was found in two of its productssending sales plunging. LOreal ( OR:FP ), the worlds largest cosmetics maker, is trying to woo Chinese with products such as arginine lotions (touted to reduce fallout by strengthening the hair) and its Kerastase shampoo line (designed for thinning hair). The Paris-based company is pushing to expand its products beyond Beijing and Shanghai to second-tier cities in China, which gives us a huge reservoir of growth for the years to come, LOreal Chief Executive Officer Jean-Paul Agon said on a Feb.12 analyst call.
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Hair Loss – Home Treatment
This may be easier for women because inherited hair loss ( androgenetic alopecia ) causes a general thinning that is usually not as severe as it is in men. Hair sprays, dyes, and perms can help make the hair appear fuller. In women with inherited hair loss, hair care and the occasional use of grooming products, hair sprays, hair color, teasing, permanents, or frequent washing will not increase hair loss. But if your hair loss is caused by hair care, then perms and dyes may contribute to more hair loss. Recommended Related to Hair Loss See All Male Pattern Baldness Topics
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