Natural Hair Loss Remedies

Written by Ken Shorey

There is again no sure-fire way to prevent all hair loss; however, there are some methods that have been used that work on some people.

Massage and aromatherapy have been used with some success. In minor cases of temporary hair loss, hair growth can be stimulated by massage, since blood and oxygen flow torepparttar scalp must be healthy in order for hair to grow.

A blend of six drops each of lavender and bay essential oils in a base of fourounces of either almond, soybean or sesame oil massaged intorepparttar 142682 scalp and allowed to sit for 20 minutes has been used by aroma therapists to stimulaterepparttar 142683 scalp.

Oncerepparttar 142684 mixture is inrepparttar 142685 scalp for 20 minutes, wash your hair and scalp with your normal shampoo mixed with three drops of bay essential oil. Massagingrepparttar 142686 scalp in general for a couple of minutes a day can stimulate blood flow torepparttar 142687 hair follicles and in mild cases stimulate some hair growth.

Studies have shown Saw Palmetto extract is an effective anti-androgen and therefore there is promise for its effectiveness as an effective treatment for hair loss prevention. Women who take Saw Palmetto should cease doing so when taking oral contraceptives or hormone therapy.

Nettles are rich in vitamins A and C, several key minerals and lipids that can be beneficial torepparttar 142688 hair. Nettle Root Extract has been used successfully in Europe as an inhibitor of 5-alpha reductase in treating BPH. As mentioned earlier, 5-alpha reductase is a key component in turning testosterone into DHT,repparttar 142689 substance that causesrepparttar 142690 atrophy of hair follicles. Therefore there is great promise in its use as a component in natural hair loss treatments. Nettle Root Extract is available at health food stores overrepparttar 142691 counter, and has few side effects.

Arthritis Pain Relief 101

Written by Charlene J. Nuble

Coming of age equals coming of a variety of body pains. And do you know what most of our oldies would complain about regarding this issue? Arthritis. An estimate of over 50 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions related conditions.

The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis. It isrepparttar kind of arthritis that usually affects nearly three-quarters of those over 50. Atrepparttar 142681 onset of arthritis, pain is not a part ofrepparttar 142682 major system yet. Morning and after rest stiffness and crackling joints are usuallyrepparttar 142683 first few symptoms that confirmrepparttar 142684 diagnosis ofrepparttar 142685 condition. Uponrepparttar 142686 development ofrepparttar 142687 disease, patients are expected to suffer from more discomfort, disability and pain.

If left untreated, it can become progressively distressing and painful crippling can result. This is particularly true with rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis usually affects women. It is prevalent with age group of 20 to 45.

Arthritis is not only caused byrepparttar 142688 wear and tearrepparttar 142689 joints undergo. There are other factors that aggravate this condition. Rheumatoid arthritis is considered an immune deficiency syndrome where antibodies develop against components of joint tissue, and mistakenly and aggressively attackrepparttar 142690 joints. Misdirected neovascularization leads to displacement of water while decreasingrepparttar 142691 volume and viscosity of synovial fluid (fluid between joints), further lesseningrepparttar 142692 flexibility and cushioning power ofrepparttar 142693 joint, untilrepparttar 142694 surfaces of raw unprotected bone painfully begin to wear against each other, as it happens in conditions of Osteoarthritis. Inborn recessive genetic errors may also predictrepparttar 142695 inclination of a person to develop arthritis.

Dealing withrepparttar 142696 chronic pain of arthritis can be frustrating. Pain from arthritis is often caused by inflammation, a localized protective reaction of tissues to irritation or any kind of injury and is often characterized by pain, redness, swelling and even disability. Crepitation is a process that can also causerepparttar 142697 pain that is felt by an arthritis patient. It isrepparttar 142698 rubbing together of two bone fragments that cause a crackling sound. Muscle tension and fatigue can also causerepparttar 142699 pain.

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