Hair-loss Drugs’ Big Growth In China

Hair Loss Health Center

The drugmaker started a program with the China Association of Health Promotion and Education, a government-supervised body, two years ago to promote the use of doctor-prescribed hair-loss treatments. When we started our hair-loss clinic in 2000, we probably saw three patients a day, and now I get about 30, says Yang Shuxia, a dermatologist at the Peking University First Hospital in Beijing. There is increasing awareness that baldness is a medical condition that can be treated. Yang says she commonly prescribes Propecia (approved in China since 2001) and generic versions of Rogaine for her male patients and generic forms of Pfizers ( PFE ) Aldactone for women. Her patients are typically college students who say losing their hair affects their chances of getting jobs, finding a girlfriend, or successful matchmaking, she says. 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.
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A Look Back at the Crisis

Dr. Oz explains that what is happening to her is the fact that hair can only take so much stress before giving in and breaking from all the forces of weaves pulling down on the hair by the roots as well as the constant bending and twisting manipulation that goes on when a weave is attached and removed. Feel-the-(skin) Burn Relaxers Damage Another example of hair damage from trying to have a good hair day is that of the use of relaxers to straighten curly hair. One guest provided images of herself from childhood to adulthood to show others that she was born with naturally curly hair, but the curliness of the hair made it made difficult to comb that as a result led her mother to start her on hair straighteners at an early age.
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Stop Your Hair Loss with This Latest Hair Care Advice from Dr. Oz

While natural hairpieces are available, many hair loss consumers have little idea what to look for when purchasing a hairpiece. Unfortunately, the hair loss industry includes some companies that may take advantage of hair loss sufferers. Research conducted by the American Hair Loss Association estimates that more than 70% of nonsurgical hair loss consumers are unhappy with the quality, service, and price provided by their hair replacement salons. Gray and Thin: The Fix Is In Subscribe
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