Thursday, April 21, 2011

Prevention - Hair Loss

Prevention - Hair Loss
American Hair Loss Association, advises to avoid hormonal contraceptives

American Hair Loss Association - Avoid Hormonal Contraceptives

Hormonal contraceptives can lead to hair loss.

Also many medications such as Depakote, Enjuvia, aspirin and ibuprofen.
Be sure to check for drug side effects information.

Hormonal Contraceptives information below.
Those with lower levels are less likely to produce hair loss.

Below is a list of birth control pills ranging from lowest androgen index to highest:
Desogen, Ortho-Cept, Ortho-Cyclen, Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Micronor, Nor-Q D, Ovcon-35, Brevicon/Modicon, Ortho Norvum 7/7/7, Ortho Novum 10-11, Tri-Norinyl, Norinyl and Ortho 1/35, Demulen 1/35, Triphasil/Tri-Levien, Nordette, Lo/Ovral, Ovrette, Ovral, Loestrin1/20, Loestrin 1.5/30.

The following hormonal contraceptives have a significant potential of causing or exacerbating hair loss.

It is important to note that any medication or therapy that alters a woman's hormones, including but not limited to, contraceptives, can trigger hair loss in anyone who takes them.

Avoid - Progestin Implants
Implants, such as Norplant, are small rods implanted surgically beneath the skin, usually on the upper arm. The rods release a continuous dose of progestin to prevent ovulation.

Avoid - Hormone Injections
Progestin injections, such as Depo-Provera, are given into the muscles of the upper arm or buttocks. This injection prevents ovulation.

Avoid - Skin Patch
The skin patch (Ortho Evra) is placed on your shoulder, buttocks, or other location. It continually releases progestin and estrogen.

Avoid - Vaginal Ring
The vaginal ring (NuvaRing) is a flexible ring about 2 inches in diameter that is inserted into the vagina. It releases progestin and estrogen.

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