Hair-Loss Drugs’ Big Growth in China

Thats why after raw-ginger scalp rubs and walnut snacks failed to counter his receding hairline, Shi says hes ready to give Western drugs a try. Treatments such as Mercks ( MRK ) Propecia and Johnson & Johnsons ( JNJ ) Rogaine are gaining ground in China, where a full head of hair is a sign of health and virility. Sales of Western hair-loss treatments, most of which contain Rogaines active ingredient, minoxidil, jumped 90percent to 100.7million yuan ($16.4million) in the five years through 2012, according to researcher Euromonitor International. Thats almost double the growth rate of Chinas broader 33.6billion yuan market for hair-care products. Hair-loss drug sales are still small because baldness is only now being seen as a problem requiring pharmaceutical help, and Western companies have only recently begun to seize on the concern.
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Top ten causes of hair loss in twenties

Top ten causes of hair loss in twenties

hair pulling or stroking can be a habit for infants and toddlers, just like thumb sucking, sucking on a pacifier, or rubbing a blanket. It usually stops when kids are around two or three years old, just like thumb sucking, although some continue pulling until they are three to five years old. Although you can ignore this habit, since it does sometimes cause some hair loss, you could keep your child’s hair cut short or try to move her to one of those other habits if it bothers you. trichotillomania is thought to be related to obsessive-compulsive disorder and is defined as a child or teen who compulsively pulls out her hair, feels tension before pulling or when trying to resist pulling, and feels pleasure, gratification, or relief when pulling her hair out. These children have noticeable hair loss and often need treatment from a child psychiatrist and/or child psychologist who specializes in trichotillomania. alopecia areata is thought to be an autoimmune disorder (the child’s immune’s system attacks the hair follicles) that causes complete hair loss in round or oval patches on a child’s scalp or other body part.
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Hair Loss – Causes of Hair Loss in Children

Fear of approaching exams, rejection by peers and worrying about college admissions leads to undue stress in the young generation. Pollution and environmental factors like living close to factory areas exposes your hair to harsh chemicals present in the air. This can rob hair of its lustre making it look limp and dull. Fungal infections like seborrhoeic dermatitis can cause scalp itching and hair loss if not treated. These infections can occur in children and adolescents and is more often in low socio-economic strata of society.
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Foods that prevent hair loss: How to get the 7 essential anti-balding nutrients

Another result? Hair loss. Batayneh noted that magnesium deficiencies have been linked to hair loss in both men and women. The foods to eat: Almonds, spinach, cashews, lentils, brown rice, halibut.
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