Soybeans also serve as powerful antioxidants and prevent the accumulation of free radicals in the scalp that can destroy hair follicles. The high concentration of iron provided by soybeans aid in the formation of hemoglobin, thus leading to an improvement in blood circulation to the hair follicles that prevents hair from falling from its roots . Hence, soybean based foods like soy milk, soy beverages, soy cheese, tofu, etc., serve as natural boosters of hair growth for promoting the re-growth of hair in individuals suffering from alopecia areata.
Androgenic Alopecia - Androgenetic
Androgenetic alopecia In men, or male pattern baldness, is recognized increasingly as a physically and psychologically harmful medical condition. Androgenetic alopecia affects at least half of white men by the age of 50 years. Although androgenetic alopecia does not appear to cause direct physical harm, hair loss can result in physical harm because hair protects against sunburn, cold, mechanical injury, and ultraviolet light. Hair loss also can psychologically affect the balding individual and can Influence others' perceptions of him. A progressive condition, male pattern baldness is known to depend on the presence of the androgen dihydrotestosterone - DHT - and on a genetic predisposition for this condition. Medicines, hair transplantation, and cosmetic aids have been used to manage male pattern baldness. Two US Food and Drug Administration-approved hair-loss drugs - the potassium channel opener minoxidil and the dihydrotestosterone synthesis inhibitor finasteride -- are somewhat effective for controlling male pattern baldness with long-term daily use. Regardless of which treatment is chosen for alopecia, defining and addressing the patient's expectations regarding therapy are paramount in determining outcome.