Handbook of Hair in Health and Disease

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Victor R. Preedy
Wageningen Academic Pub, 2011 - Medical - 493 pages
Hair is a major component of the body's tissue system that contributes to the individual's make up and confers a large degree of personal identity. Apart from its visible fašade, hair also has a functional role. It has an unique structure and complex molecular development. The very nature of hair makes it a suitable marker for the prognosis of disease. Hair can also be used to screen for toxins and changes in the diet. However, there are currently no suitable publications available that describe hair in a rational scientific context. This handbook provides an academic approach to hair in health and disease. Divided into five sections the Handbook of Hair in Health and Disease provides an insight into hair growth and loss, molecular and cellular biology of hair, dietary toxicity and pathological history, diseases and treatments of hair, as well as shampoos and conditioners. Unique features of each chapter in this volume include relevant and useful 'Key facts' which highlight interesting or important findings of the specific subjects and 'Summary points' that will give a clear overview of the subjects treated in each chapter. The Handbook of Hair in Health and Disease will be essential to a variety of users, such as trichologists, doctors and nurses and all those interested or working within the area of hair health. This includes nutritionists and dieticians, scientific beauticians, health workers and practitioners, college and university lecturers and undergraduate and graduate students.
 

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Alopecia or Hair loss affects many millions worldwide each year, and is just as likely to be experienced by women as well as men. Even children can lose their hair. Technically known as Alopecia, it can be the result of heredity, medical conditions, even medications and weakness of matrix cells in the roots of our hairs. Ayurvedic Keshking Hair oil reactivate the matrix cells of the roots and prevents the problems of long grow of hair, shining, maintain colour deep nourishment of hair roots & scalp, checks loss of hair, stops premature of hair, prevents from dandruff, whiteness, regrowth of hairs, sleeplessness & headache. 

Contents

Molecular and cellular biology and hair
179
Dietary toxicity and pathological history
237
Diseases of hair and treatments
353
Shampoos and conditioners
433
Index
478
About the editor
493
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