Sunday, December 16, 2012

Preventing or Restoring Hair Loss



An Egyptian papyrus scroll dating back over 3000 years prescribes an ointment for restoring lost hair consisting of equal parts of crocodile fat and hippopotamus dung. The Egyptian Pharaoh's were never seen with out a wig and the sons of Pharaoh wore their hair in a distinctive bun on the right side of their head just behind the ear. Remember the Biblical tale of Sampson who had the strength to destroy the Philistines as long as his hair remained. Delilah gave him the most famous haircut in history that left him a '97 pound weakling.' Hippocrates recognized a connection between sexual organs and baldness. His prescription for preventing hair loss was the application of cumin, pigeon droppings, horseradish, and nettles to the scalp. The Roman rulers were called 'Caesar' which means 'Head of Hair.' King Louie XV made elaborate wigs fashionable to cover his baldness. Many of the signers of the Declaration of Independence covered their baldness with wigs. Today hair continues to be an important symbol of attitudes, culture, religion and sex appeal. For a woman, it is her 'Crowning Glory'! For a man, as it was to Julius Caesar, it is his wreath of honor, his symbol of virile manhood! The human skin (the largest organ) has more hair follicles per unit of surface area than any other primate. People with black hair have 100,000 follicles present in the scalp whereas blondes have 10% more and redheads 10% less. You lose 100 hairs a day.If hair is left uncut it will grow to 40 inches in length in the anagen phase or growing phase. According to Dr. Young, 'hair loss is not a hair problem but a location problem.' What is Hair? Hair is composed of a protein called Keratin. Human hair is classified into two groups: vellus and terminal hair. Hair has a nerve fiber going to the bulb. There is a separate, tiny muscle, called the erector pili, which connects the underside of the skin to the hair shaft. When you are frightened, cold or angry the muscle contracts and your hair stands on end. Each time the erector pili contracts, it puts pressure on the sebaceous gland, next to the hair shaft, which then secretes sebum to lubricate the hair. An overactive sebaceous gland causes oily skin and hair. Each hair, muscle and gland comprises a pilo-sebaceous unit. The Long and Short of Hair Growth Rapunzel let her hair down from the tower to let the prince climb up. She had no idea that she was missing a growth factor that controls the length of hair. In 1994, the University of California, San Francisco revealed that the presence of a growth factor contrary to its name limits the length that hair will grow. It is called, Fibroblast Growth Factor 5 and is a chemical messenger that controls the growth of hair. When missing this factor, the hair will not stop growing and will eventually fall out. Fibroblast Growth Factor 5 is the first chemical signal discovered for the hair cycle. The Hair Growth Cycle First, a hair follicle develops. Deep inside it lays a bud of mesodermal tissue which causes the bud to divide and sprout a new hair. Eventually, as expected, it stops growing due to Fibroblast Growth Factor 5. The follicle becomes quiescent and the hair falls out ending the cycle only to begin again. Hair consists of the highly insoluble substance of protein-like keratin, containing a fixed portion of the amino acids arginine, histidine, and lysine, but variable proportions of cystene. Hair is 15% keratin. Hair is a cylinder of impacted keratinized cells comprising three major structures: the outside layer called the cuticle, the next layer the cortex, and the central-most layer known as the medulla. The Anatomy of Hair and its Follicles The medulla contains melanin pigment granules and is present in only thick terminal hair. It is the least important part of the hair as it pertains to a hair product which nourishes or stimulates hair growth. The cortex, the thickened part of the hair shaft, is a site at which most of the hair changes of texture, porosity, brittleness, color and thickness occurs. The cuticle, consisting of flattened cells arranged like shingles on a roof, maintains the integrity of the hair shaft. The overlapping is extremely tight, preventing damage to the underlying cortex. When the cuticle is intact, the scales are smooth, reflect light, and provide the hair with a shiny, healthy look. This healthy appearance is a manifestation of the hair's porosity, elasticity, and texture. There Are 39 Forms of Baldness The medical profession calls hair loss alopecia. Hair loss can be due to any one or a combination of genetics, systemic acidosis, excess of acidic hormones, drug side effects, aging, chemotherapy, radiation, skin disorder or other symptoms due to systemic acidosis that localizes at the weakest point of the body. The Six Main Types of Alopecia or Hair Loss Alopecia areata is well-defined bald patches often round or oval. They present themselves on the head, beard, and other hairy parts of the body. Alopecia universalis is complete hair loss on the entire body. Patchy alopecia hair loss develops on the parietal and occipital regions of scalp. Alopecia totalis is complete hair loss on the scalp. Alopecia disseminata hair loss around the whole scalp or other parts of the body. Alopecia androgenetica male and female pattern baldness. Breakdown and Loss of the Hair Anagen Phase: Ana in Greek means 'growing up' and gen indicates 'life.' During this phase the hair shaft is firmly embedded and a hair strand is growing. Catagen Phase: Cata in Greek means 'growing down.' The club structure has formed as the outer hair root sheath collapses and withdraws up the follicular sheath. The hair is breaking down. Telogen Phase: Tele means in Greek 'the End.' The follicle is shrinking the sheath retracts and trails in the dermal layer of the scalp. The hair strand is ready to fall out. Male Androgenic Alopecia or Male Pattern Baldness 66 % of all men in westernized countries experience hair thinning and 40% develop baldness. There are eight typical patterns of andro (hormone) genetic Type I before puberty Type II teenager Type III adulthood early stages of hair loss, spot balding at the vertex Type IV thru VIII progressively more severe What Causes the Incredible Shrinking Hair Loss Blood circulation follows energy--no energy, no circulation. Blood circulation to the bulb of the hair pulls away or 'disconnects' because the electrical charge or electrical energy which was flowing to the nerves that are attached to the bulbs are destroyed due to excess acidity from, in essence, a simply wrong and bodily-incompatible form of living, eating and thinking. Nerves providing the electrical energy for blood differentiation also pull away from the hair bulb due to poor blood circulation. Without blood for de-differentiation (the transformation of blood into new hair cells) and nerves to provide the proper energy fields for de-differentiation and re-differentiation, no new hair follicles will grow and the hair shrinks and falls out. Theoretical Causes of Alopecia 1) Systemic acids that localize at the bulb of the hair follicle. 2) Increased biological transformations of body cells into bacteria and yeast. 3) Mineral deficiency, especially zinc, magnesium and manganese that are chelating or buffering metabolic acids. 4) Physical and emotional stress that increase acidity and biological transformations. 5) Endocrine imbalances due to physical and/or emotional stress leading to increased acidic hormones, especially the increase of the acidic hormone testosterone. Female Androgenic Alopecia or Female Pattern Baldness 1) 22% of the World's women have hair thinning and hair loss. Grade 1, Grade 2 and Grade 3 hair loss can manifest at anytime after puberty. 2) Increased amounts of the acid testosterone come from eating acidic meats. 3) Increased amounts of acids due to physical and emotional stress. 4) Increased amounts of bacteria and yeast due to increased amounts of endogenous acids. Acidic hormonal waste products from glandular funciton and Alopecia Hair loss has been associated with too much of the aicid waste product testosterone. Testosterone interacts with another acid, 5-alpha reductase, which is concentrated in the skin and genitals. 5-alpha reductase converts testosterone into another acid called dihydrotetosterone (DHT). DHT has been associated with male external genital development such as the formation of the penis, scrotum, and prostate. In the scalp, each follicle reacts to the over-production of DHT. Men and women in male or female pattern baldness have DHT-sensitive follicles at the front and top of the head. Excess DHT is created through diets that are high in carbohydrate and protein that increase bacteria, yeast and the subsequent endogenous acids. Genetics and Alopecia According to dermatologists, hair loss is supposedly a result of triggers that can activate a variant or non-active gene, the Fibroblast Growth Factor 5 which is called the Angora Gene. The Angora Gene, when activated, causes the hair follicle to rapidly progress to the Tologen Phase or end stage of the form and function of the hair follicle. This gene is inherited from the fathers and occasionally from mothers. The Russian Roulette Metaphor The Angora gene is activated by lifestyle triggers such as physical and emotional stress, chemicals from hair products, chemotherapy, antibiotics, increased endogenous acids, increased microforms and parasites, just to name a few. Solutions to Prevent Onset Baldness Due to DHT and other Acids 1) The production of testosterone would be halted as a result of castration, but balding or baldness would clearly be the lesser of two evils by a factor of, say.....a million to one? 2) Stop the increased production of testosterone that results in excess DHT and thereby causing the hair follicle to shrink by introducing an alkaline lifestyle and diet. This diet is described as part of the pH Miracle lifestyle described in depth in The pH Miracle book by Dr. Robert and Shelley Young. This dietary approach can work by blocking the DHT before it gets to the follicles. The block occurs by diluting the blood plasma of DHT with alkalizing fluids from green foods and drink, including green drink. 3) Strengthen the hair follicles so they are not sensitive to DHT by introducing green foods, green drinks, minerals that bind acids such as DHT, and the use of shampoos and conditioners that strengthen the hair follicle and keep excess sebum from building up in and around the hair follicle as a result of excess acidity. 4) Finally, support the white blood cells responsible for picking up and clearing out broken cortex, matrix cells, and hair fibers by keeping the environment around the hair bulb alkalized and energized with alkalizing shampoos and conditioners. This supports the white blood cells, your blood system's garbage collector, to take unwanted material away from the area and eventually escorting it out of the body via urination, defecation, perspiration or respiration. Solutions to Reverse Male and Female Alopecia Androgentica The prevention and regeneration of new hair is determined by five factors: 1) The quality of the blood from alkaline living, eating and thinking. 2) The quality of the alkaline context that surrounds the blood. 3) The quality of the alkaline context that surrounds the hair bulb. 4) The condition of circulation of blood going into the existing hair bulb. 5) And the alkaline context of the scalp. Acid, Yeast and Alopecia Yeast ferments blood glucose causing an increase of acid. You don't want yeast and you don't need increased acids. Acids are chelated (heavy metal removal) by cholesterol causing poor blood circulation to the bulb of the follicular papilla. Healthy blood is needed to provide the anatomical elements in the production of biological fibers known as hair. Acids break down blood and cause the breakdown of the nerves going up into the follicular papilla that provides the energy fields for the biological transformation of the blood into biological fibers. Acids break down the capillaries that feed nutrients into the hair bulb causing the hair to stop growing and fall out. Solutions to Reverse Male and Female Alopecia Androgenetica 1) Alkalarian lifestyle and diet - pH Miracle Living 2) Increase green foods and green drinks 3) Supplement extra vitamins and minerals, especially zinc that chelates the acid DHT that causes hair shrinkage and Prostate gland enlargement or inflammation. 4) Use stimulating and alkalizing shampoos, conditioners, and hair tonics that clean the scalp naturally and remove cellular debris, sebum, bacteria, yeast, mold and parasites. 5) Protect the hair shaft with good oils contained in an alkalizing conditioner. 6) Clean and provide nutrients to the scalp and hair twice daily. T-Cells and Thymosin The job of the lymphocytes is to locate, collect and dump acids and morbid microforms from the body. The T-lymphocyte migrates from the thymus gland and is created out of the red blood cells. T-lymphocytes activate B-lymphocytes that mediate morbid microforms or antigens and their associated acids. A thymus glandular extract can be massaged into the scalp in shampoos, conditioners, hair tonics, hair thickeners and/or ingesting as a nutritional supplement, to help in the re-growth of hair. Research Indicates Thymus Microzymas Prevent and Regenerate Hair Two clinical studies in 1991 and 1992 at the Darmstadt City Hospital Dermatology Department enrolled 20 patients suffering from alopecia areata totalis et universalis. The study participants used thymus glandular extract shampoo and conditioner for 24 months and this was the result: 1) 65% or 12 patients had new hair growth on the scalp and/or other parts of the body. 2) 40% of these or 5 patients had complete remission of their alopecia. 3) Baldness went away within an average of sixteen months and upon follow-up had not returned in any form. 4) Other Scientific Studies of Thymus Dr. M. Hagedorn, in a third published paper from the Dermatological Department of the Municipal Hospital in Darmstadt, Germany, had this to say, 'It has been proven that hair loss can be stopped and hair growth reactivated if the roots are still intact. Clinical studies on patients who were losing hair caused by alopecia androgentica showed the thymus extract treatment was successful in 94 percent of women and 67 percent of men. Therapeutic success ratios increase with longer periods of treatment. Therapeutic Successes Against Alopecia Androgenetica & Alopecia Areata Research results by Dr. Moessler and Prof. Dr. Hageorn are as follows: 1) 51 patients with Alopecia androgenetica and 16 patients with Alopecia areata were treated with Thymus extract over 12 months. 2) 67% of the men and 100% of the women with Alopecia androgenetica benefited with new hair growth. 3) 85% with Alopecia areata resulted in partial or full re-growth of scalp hair Cytotoxic Hair Loss Study Dr. Claus O. Keohler, former Chief of the Department of Medical and Biological Informatics at the German Center Research in Heidelberg, Germany, conducted aninvestigation on 251 cancer patients treated with cytotoxic agents. The Professor Keohler used thymus extract as a means to prevent chemical baldness. These were the results: 1) There was no hair loss for 68.5 percent of patients over age 60 and 58.9 percent for patients under age 60. Dr. Young has been researching hair loss and hair regeneration for over 30 years. He has applied his alkaline lifestyle and diet and a special alkalizing hair shampoo and hair conditioner to clean and heal the scalp, regenerate new hair, preserve existing hair and to keep new and existing hair healthy and strong. The Reversal of Baldness has been a Personal Journey for over 30 Years for Dr. Robert O. Young! The reversal for male and/or female pattern baldness is not an event but a process of months and even years of alkalizing and energizing the body with: 1) An alkalizing lifestyle and diet 2) Alkalizing nutritional supplements 3) The pH Miracle Young pHorever Head pHirst Shampoo, and 4) The pH Miracle Young pHorever Top pHinish Conditioner Possible Mode of Action from the pH Miracle Young pHorever Head pHirst Shampoo and Top pHinish Conditioner As a result of the increased efficiency of the white blood cells in chelating and removing morbid cellular matter and acids from the absorption of the thymus extract, the client's follicles are stimulated to give rise to tiny hairs which will eventually grow into terminal hairs. The follicles become excited into functioning again. The main active ingredients in the pH Miracle Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair Thickener are tiny short-chained peptides formulated with vitamins, minerals and herbs which are highly penetrating into the integument of the scalp, nourishing the hair follicle and root of the hair. The following are the major excellent and very healthy ingredients that are found in the first all-Natural alkalizing pH Miracle hair/scalp and conditioner. These two products help prevent and reverse hair loss. The products have been named Head pHirst Shampoo and Top pHinish Conditioner! Deionized water occurs when you remove ions from water or a solution by using an ion-exchange process, it makes the shampoo easy to lather. De-ionization is the process which removes the positive ions from water, thus decreasing its acidity. Soapbark is a gentle cleanser from the tree bark of a Chilean evergreen tree. Lavender is an ingredient that helps relax scalp and muscles. Chamomile is taken from the leaves of the English chamomile plant which is historically used for its soothing and calming properties. Chamomile accentuates natural highlights and leaves a healthy sheen. It is considered excellent for sensitive skin. Chamomile has also been used topically to reduce inflammation of the skin and is soothing and healing for irritated skin and scalp. Rosemary provides a cooling sensation. It is a purifying and toning agent with anti-microbial activity. It is believed to stimulate new hair growth. Rosemary is good as a hair conditioner. You will experience its strong, clean and refreshing scent. It has been used for centuries to promote healthy hair and skin. Burdock is considered by herbalists to be a primary herb for purifying the blood. It is alsohelpful in alleviating soreness and swelling caused by rheumatism and arthritis, as well as treating rashes and skin irritations such as psoriasis. Aloe Vera, or the leaves of the aloe plant, has been known far back in history for its natural and remarkable healing and soothing properties. In fact legend has it that Cleopatra massaged fresh aloe gel into her skin and hair every day to preserve her beauty. Some also believed it prevented hair loss and rubbed it into their scalps. Aloe Vera conditions, moisturizes and softens dry hair and scalp as it calms and refreshes. Wheat Germ oil comes from the heart of the wheat berry, the embryo of the new plant. This oil is unique among dietary supplements and foods because it is unusually rich (65% by weight) in the most biologically active forms of vitamin E. Vitamin E acts as an inhibitor of oxidation processes in body tissues. It protects unsaturated fats in the body from oxidation by peroxides and other acids. In fact, the tocopherols are used commercially as anti-acids to retard the spoiling of fats, especially other vegetable oils. Vitamin A is a skin healer and acts as an anti-acid. Allantoin promotes wound healing, speeds up cell regeneration, and has a keratolytic or skin-softening effect. It is a water-soluble crystal known for its ability to help heal wounds and skin ulcers and stimulate the growth of healthy tissue. Allantoin is a conditioning humectant that increases the water binding capacity of proteins. It naturally soothes scalp irritations. It is said to clean away necrotic tissue, hastening the growth, healing the creation of epithelial cells that may then take place. Allantoin has been also termed a counter irritant that helps alleviate the untoward skin irritation effects of certain cosmetic ingredients such as shampoo. Inositol protects against hair loss and helps maintain healthy hair. Inositol functions very closely with another B-complex vitamin, choline. Because it is not essential in the human diet, it cannot be considered a vitamin. It is a fundamental ingredient of cell membranes and is necessary for proper nerve, brain, and muscle function. Inositol is lipotropic, and works in conjunction with folacin, vitamins B-6 and B-12, choline, betaine, and methinonine to help prevent the accumulation of fats in the liver. This fundamental cell ingredient can also be taken internally. Biotin is a coenzyme, essential for the normal metabolism of fats and protein. It maintains healthy skin and is especially good for the health of hair follicles. The best natural sources are nuts, fruits, brewer's yeast and unpolished rice. This vitamin will rejuvenate hair follicles when taken by mouth or rubbed directly on the skin in a cream base. It may even re-grow a few hairs, which have gone into early retirement. Hair will stand up straighter and recover a healthy sheen. This enzyme can be taken internally. Folic Acid Health starts with the individual cells of our body. If our cells are healthy so are we. Healthy cells, in turn, depend on the continued, faultless replication of our DNA. DNA can be seriously damaged through attacks by free radicals so an adequate antioxidant status is essential to cell health. It is now becoming clear, however, that antioxidants alone are not enough to protect our DNA; more and more research points to the B- vitamin folic acid as being equally or perhaps even more important in ensuring proper DNA replication. Folic acid (folinic acid, folacin, pteroylglutamic acid) was first isolated from spinach leaves (its name derives from the Latin folium meaning 'leaf') in 1964 and early on was found to be essential in the prevention of anemia in animals. Later it was discovered that ensuring that mothers had adequate folic acid levels could prevent neural tube defects in human babies. Therefore, eat lots of spinach. Folic acid supplements are often taken internally. Germaben Oil is a natural preservative that contains grape seed extract. Colloidal Silver is used as a natural preservative and consists of this all natural mineral supplement. It characteristics: a) Unparalleled germ fighter, transforms bacteria, fungus and viral outfections. b) True colloidal silver. Colloid means silver particles in water. c) No potentially dangerous protein additives. d) Made using the highest purity, sterile reagent grade deionized water. e) 0.001-0.005 microns non-toxic (high voltage process, gives longer shelf life) f) 15 ppm (ideal size of silver particles) Yucca is a natural soap for hair and body and helps prevent baldness. Avocado Oil is high in proteins, amino acids and vitamins A, D, and E. Avocado is very moisturizing and healing. It is a very rich, somewhat waxy oil and regenerates and softens skin tissue. Avocado is ideal for extremely dry and sensitive skin but has a limited shelf life. It protects hair against environmental stress. In ancient times, avocados were thought to stimulate hair and cell growth. Avocados contain high levels of Vitamins B2, D, A, E, K and potassium which makes them an excellent source of nutrients. It is also known for its revitalizing and healing properties. Glycerine is a natural emollient and humectant derived from vegetable oils. It is a valuable skin nourishing ingredient in quality soaps and lotions. Glycerine is often removed by the soap industry and sold as a valuable bi-product. Handmade soaps retain all its glycerin with additional glycerin often used in hand-milled soaps for greater nourishing properties. Cellulose Gum is used as a thickening agent and significantly enhances the quality by acting as a stabilizer. It also controls crystallization and moisture retention. Panthenol helps thicken each hair shaft naturally with vegetable-source protein. It is a member of the Vitamin B complex family used as a hair thickener and conditioning agent. During oxidation, it is converted to vitamin B 5 or pantheonic acid. Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein is wheat which increases hair's flexibility and elasticity. It holds water in the hair shaft at increased levels. It builds body while it moisturizes and conditions dry and brittle hair. It is a foam builder and anti-irritant. It is naturally derived from wheat protein. Improves hair shine, volume, manageability, eliminates split ends, and builds protective & moisturizing film on skin. Hydrolyzed human hair protein is real human hair broken down and added via small powderized molecules in weight and size which takes the actual protein from hair. Vitamin E is used for its healing and anti-oxidant properties. It conditions, moisturizes and protects. Vitamin E is a great source for many different reasons including heart protection, prevention of cancer, immunity booster, and brain preserver. It has also been known to help in the aid of bodily wound healing, internally and externally. It is thought to be an anti-aging nutrient and more. Vitamin E is the main antioxidant that protects all cells from damage. It is therefore one of the most important nutrient supplements you can use to keep your whole body healthy and protected against disease. Keratin Protein is an all protein vegetable source, and is made form a combination of amino acids. Hair and skin are actually just billions of these tiny little amino acids all chained together in a special way. When hair becomes damaged by bleaching, coloring, perming or styling abuse, some of these amino acids get stripped away. To make the hair look healthier and be stronger you have to replace the lost amino acids. Olive Oil is a good moisturizing oil with healing properties. It attracts external moisture, holds moisture close to skin and forms a breathable film to prevent loss of internal moisture. The skin can continue to sweat, releasing sebum and shed dry skin cells. Sesame Oil contains proteins and is high in vitamin E. It is ideal for its high sesame content and is very good for moisturizing. Nettle, often used in hair care products, helps stimulate hair follicles and regulate scalp oil buildup. Peppermint works as a local anesthetic to alleviate scalp tension while stimulating circulation, cleansing, cooling, and clarifying. Comfrey speeds the healing of wounds and many skin conditions such as psoriasis. pH Miracle's Young pHorever Hair Loss Prevention and Reversing Hair Loss Pack Young pHorever Head pHirst Hair Loss ShampooYoung pHorever Top pHinish Hair Loss Conditioner There are four major ingredients in the Young pHorever Head pHirst Shampoo and/or the Top pHinish conditioner: 1) The thymus petides at a very extremely small length at 300 angstroms makes them biodermal or appropriate for the stimulation of new hair growth. 2) Bio tin is a foundational element in the formation of new hair. 3) Avocado oil helps to regulate and balance an over-active sebaceous gland. 4) Peppermint oil is for stimulating blood circulation to the scalp leading to nerve regeneration in activating hair growth. Young pHorever pH Miracle Head pHirst Hair Loss Prevention and Regenerating Hair Shampoo A fundamental principal of the shampoo is to cleanse and nourish the scalp with tiny penetrating thymus peptides, vitamins, minerals and herbs. The thymus peptides and avocado oil diffuse into the hair follicles and clean out each follicle of accumulated oil, dirt, morbid matter, and acids. They prepare the scalp for receiving a dose treatment of the conditioner. The bio available tin helps to bind with the blood in biological transmutations of new hair. Young pHorever pH Miracle Top pHinish Hair Loss Prevention and Regenerating Hair Conditioner Helps to make the hair strands soft and silky to touch. Contains thymus peptides and avocado oils which help to regulate fat metabolism of the scalp. One should leave it on the scalp for up to 15 minutes with a shower cap to protect and nourish the hair and scalp. How Often Should I Apply? You should apply the Head pHirst Shampoo and the Top pHinish Conditioner twice daily. In the morning, upon waking, and in the evening, before going to bed. Only a small amount of shampoo and conditioner needs to be used because of the heavy concentration which makes a bottle last a long time. What Can I expect? For hair thinning or balding, within 5 years you should see new hair growth and thickening within 2 to 3 months. For hair thinning or balding over 5 years you should see new hair growth and thickening within 18 to 24 months. Use the Young pHorever Head pHirst Shampoo and the Young pHorever Top pHinish Conditioner as a prophylactic for the avoidance of hair thinning and loss. 1) To prevent moderate and heavy hair loss. 2) To diminish thinning during menopause. 3) To quickly restore hair loss during cancer chemotherapy. 4) To stop dandruff formation following hormonal treatment. 5) To relieve generalized dandruff and itching scalp. 6) To stimulate new hair growth if the hair roots are still intact. 7) To replace weak hair strands with strong healthy hair. Source - http://articlesofhealth.blogspot.se/

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