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Old 06-25-2009, 04:23 AM
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Being new to this forum but having been researching about HT's etc etc I think I have a good understanding of what I need to do to acheive my goals..

The questions I have are regarding general health etc and its effects on hair.

Its obvious that a good supply of oxygen in the bloodstream is needed.... but could someone who has occasional breathing difficulties which causes a sudden lack of oxygen affect hair growth ?? or hair loss.

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Old 06-25-2009, 09:16 PM
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If you have occasional breathing difficulties, this obviously should be checked out by your doctor to find out exactly what is causing this problem. As for hair growth, if you remain conscious, you are getting enough oxygen to keep your hair alive. This is not the cause of any hair loss that you may have.
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Old 06-28-2009, 10:30 AM
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Thank you Dr Alexander.

I do suffer from occasional lack of breath but this is not related to a medical condition... more of a hobby that requires long periods where I have to hold my breath..

But thanks for the advice...

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What if you are constantly living or working in a closed space without good ventilation or circulation between outside air and inside air?
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:40 PM
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I agree with Dr. Alexander. Exposing yourself to low oxygen situations may cause additional stress to your whole body. This in turn could possibly make you experience hair loss at a faster rate than without the stress. However, it would most likely only be a permanent problem if you were genetically inclined to have hair loss later in life. In other words hair loss is almost always genetic. All the things you are exposed to and the stressful events probably only play a role in the rate at which the genetics express themselves. However, it is well documented that wounds do heal faster when exposed to high concentrations of oxygen.
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:21 AM
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Thank you Dr Alexander.

I do suffer from occasional lack of breath but this is not related to a medical condition... more of a hobby that requires long periods where I have to hold my breath..

But thanks for the advice...

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I would be curious to know what type of hobby requires you to hold your breath so long.
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:37 AM
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I am with you JohnS.

But, all of us humans require oxygen, whether you want hair or not.

I doubt if holding your breath will alter your hair results. Back as a surgery intern, a bunch of us hooked ourselves up to the pulse ox device and tried to see who could go the lowest with breath holding. One guy was a diver and could hold his breath the longest, about 1.5 minutes as I recall. Even he couldn't get his blood oxygen down below 90% saturated.

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Old 08-11-2010, 08:54 AM
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I am curious to the possible benifits of increasing oxygen saturation levels in blood for post op healing and growth.

Would breathing in oxygen from a tank after HT support better healing and graft survival ?

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Old 08-11-2010, 09:34 AM
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Not if you are basically healthy. Interestingly, we have gathered the data from our initial rat hair transplant study and are looking at blood vessel reattachment to the grafts....and will present this at the fall meeting of the ISHRS in Boston.

Hopefully we can show this is a model that can be tested for just what this thread suggests. We could do a few rat cases, and compare ones treated with hyperbaric oxygen treatments to controls and see if there is a difference... AND we may be able to show that smoking or second hand smoke slows it down.

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