(the common baldness or pattern alopecia) is a common but extremely distressing condition in both men and women alike. I have written about it in the local newspaper
. It is all in your genes or 'your hormones' is what we usually hear from the doctors, friends and your dog. We read it all the time in the media.
When I was in India on vacation last month, I counted 5 different advertisements of hair loss
medicines in the local TV channel each promising natural hair re-growth. One claimed to be a condensed form of oil, distilled 6 times. Some advertisements were quite hilarious. But I was surprise to see 3 bottles getting sold from a pharmacy right in front of my eyes while I was waiting to buy my Mom's insulin. Hope these expensive bottles of hyper-distilled oils increase the local barber's business.
But this thread on the "root pressure theory" that may take several parts and several weeks to finish, is not about the hair-loss treatments. It is about a new theory on hair loss which may seem implausible in the beginning but after hearing my justifications, even you may turn into a believer! But before I start explaining the theory and throw the evidences in front of you, let me ask you a question? Can you or do you know anybody who can move their ears spontaneously? If yes, is that person bald? Haha.. How did I know that? Well, wait for part-II.
Labels: Alopecia, Androgenic alopecia, Hair follicle, traction