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In many cases the cause of hair loss is due to genes that are being passed on from generation to generation. Baldness caused due to genetic reasons can be cured through new techniques. Good treatments are available for baldness that are caused due to hereditary factors.
Common hereditary hair loss is marked by a progressive miniaturization of hair follicles, causing a shortening of the hair’s growth cycle. On the scalp, these genetic diseases cause severe hair loss, leading to a thinning appearance and for some people this can lead to anxiety and depression. Baldness cures can be suggested only after complete analysis of the cause and type of hair loss.
Hereditary pattern baldness affects both genders and can result in severe anxiety and depression. The psychological effects are more distressing among women as they are highly concerned about the accepted notion of hair being the standard symbol of femininity. Thankfully, unlike men, women affected by Androgenetic Alopecia or pattern baldness, don't experience complete baldness, but rather the hair is thinned over the top of the scalp.
Among inherited diseases, Androgenetic Alopecia is the most common form of hair loss for both genders. The inheritance pattern of the disease is unclear and has yet to undergo extensive research. But it is suggested that many environmental factors apart from genetics are likely to be involved.
Various baldness cures are under development these days to slow down or prevent the development of hereditary pattern baldness. However, the first step is to recognize the disease through proper diagnosis and then proceed with treatment.
Another inherited disease that leads to permanent baldness is Hypotrichosis. This is completely different from alopecia. This condition projects its effects right from the birth of an individual and usually stays with them throughout their lives.
Unfortunately, there is no known baldness cures or medication for this inherited disease. Once a baby or child is diagnosed with this hereditary disease, hair transplant remains the only option provided there is enough hair in the scalp for transplantation.
Some genetically inherited diseases associated with hair loss can be seen in specific ethnic populations. Black African-Americans are more likely to experience atopic dermatitis as compared to other ethnic groupings. In addition, Acne keloidalis nuchae and sebhorreic dermatitis are more likely to develop in African-Americans. Atopic dermatitis is generally more common in children while acne keloidalis Nuchae is only seen in adults. The reasons why these conditions are more prevalent in particular ethnic groups is not clear, but it does suggest a role for genetic susceptibility – sometimes the genetic component is very clear as some families are more susceptible to the development of these conditions than others.
Experimental studies are going on to understand the mechanism of genes in hair disease. These studies will provide an better understanding not only on the mechanisms of the genes, but also on the treatments and cures. These newly discovered baldness cures or medications can perhaps be the effective tool to prevent the genetically determined hair diseases.