Hair loss causes

Medications & Hair Loss
Mar 13
Medications & Hair Loss

While many believe that heredity is to blame when it comes to hair loss, there are many extraneous factors that can cause or exacerbate hair loss. For instance, many medications currently available on the U.S. market have been linked to hair loss in both men and women. Even hormonal fluctuations and pregnancy have been connected to hair loss in women. Furthermore, several antidepressants have been linked to hair loss in men and women. As a result, you should speak to your doctor if you plan on taking antidepressants over a long period of time, as long term use of antidepressant drugs can cause thinning of hair in patients. In addition, steroids ....

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The Facts about Chemotherapy and Hair Loss
Mar 9
The Facts about Chemotherapy and Hair Loss

Hair loss is a sensitive subject. Hair loss and cancer? Well, that’s a subject no-one likes to talk about. Unfortunately, if you are one of the many people that go through this devastating disease and undergo chemotherapy, hair loss is likely to occur. For men and women it can be scary and depressing, coming at a time when they’re already having to deal with illness and treatments. For women though, the loss can also seriously affect their self-esteem as they struggle to come to terms with the drastic change in their appearance. So why does Chemotherapy cause hair loss? And more importantly, is there anything that can be done to prevent it ....

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Hair Loss – Not Just a Man’s Problem (Female Hair Loss)
Mar 4
Hair Loss – Not Just a Man’s Problem (Female Hair Loss)

Hair loss is scary for everyone. It can happen quickly, for no apparent reason and when it does you want to fix it – fast. However, while it can be distressing for a man, especially when it starts early in life, there is no doubt that for women, it can be absolutely devastating. A woman’s hair is often an integral part of her identity and losing it, for whatever reason, can lead to a drop in confidence and self-worth. While a larger number of men than women will experience hair loss in their lifetime, the problem is more prevalent among females than you may think. Here, we look at some of the more common reasons for female hair loss. Hormonal ....

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Androgenic Alopecia and Minoxidil - A Research Review
Feb 27
Androgenic Alopecia and Minoxidil - A Research Review

Androgenic alopecia also referred to as androgenetic alopecia and male pattern baldness, is a common type of hair loss that affects both men and women. The principal reason for hair loss or balding of this type seems to be an abnormal sensitivity to male sex hormones influenced by genetic predisposition (Proctor, 1999). In this context it is imperative to mention that male and female hormones are present in men and women alike, but in varied proportions depending on the sex. In men, androgenic alopecia involves a hair loss above the temple regions, vertex and the scalp with a typical hairline recession. In women, it involves diffuse hair thinning ....

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How to Treat Thinning Hair
Feb 5
How to Treat Thinning Hair

There many different medical treatments available for treatment of thinning hair, an issue which most people will have to deal with at some point of their life. According to scientific reports, hair thinning in men and women is mainly due to hereditary condition. Natural hair products come handy in the treatment of hormone related hair thinning. In some cases, hair thinning may occur due to medical issues such as thyroid infections, scalp infections and skin disorders. Hence, it is suggested that the aforementioned medical conditions should be treated in the preliminary stage of thinning hair treatment. As medication for cancer, depression, heart ....

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How to Prevent Hair Loss
Oct 28
How to Prevent Hair Loss

Hair loss is a condition that countless people suffer from around the world. With society’s increased awareness of the importance of looking and feeling their best, finding preventative methods to stay as young as possible is of utmost importance to them. There are several methods to help prevent hair falling out from the scalp, both natural and chemical based. Below are some easy methods on how to prevent hair loss. Do less to your hair: It might seem like this is common knowledge, but sometimes, people end up doing too many things to their scalp to prevent hair loss that they end up causing more damage than before. Taking care of your hair ....

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Five Ways to Cope with Hair Loss
Oct 3
Five Ways to Cope with Hair Loss

Dealing with hair loss can be emotionally scarring. No matter how old you are, this is something that men all over the world deal with, so you are not alone. However, fear not, because there are three simple ways to cope with your hair loss without the expensive cost of hair transplants. If you’ve tried everything, these tips might help you in your hair loss journey. Search for all possible solutions – If you’re at the point where nothing seems to work, you should look into seeing a doctor for another perspective. Whether it is trying out some new supplements or a hair loss shampoo and treatment, you might be able to help out your situation ....

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Main Types of Hair Loss
Aug 19
Main Types of Hair Loss

We talk about hair loss and the different ways it can happen in our articles, but we’ve only skimmed the big names. It’s time we tell you more about the kinds of hair loss known to date, and their causes. It’s the classic “nature vs nurture” dilemma, because hair loss can happen genetically, or due to outside sources. Androgenic Alopecia This is the most common form of hair loss, due to the genes you inherit. Once thought to only come from the mother’s side of the family, you can inherit hair loss from either parent. It’s also known as “Male Pattern Baldness,” presumably because most men that go through hair loss follow a similar ....

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Shedding – A Natural Part of the Hair Growth Cycle
Aug 12
Shedding – A Natural Part of the Hair Growth Cycle

What is the hair cycle? In laymen’s terms, a hair cycle is “the lifespan of a hair from sprouting to shedding.” The normal hair growth cycle is broken into three stages: anagen, catagen, and telogen. Hair growth is an ongoing process, and not every hair is growing or shedding at the same time. Makes you wonder how our hair doesn’t look uneven all the time, but the majority of our individual hairs are uneven anyways. 85% of our hair is growing, 15% is resting, and these percentages can vary on what stage it is in, and how far along in the stage it is. Anagen – This is the growth phase of hair. Although the hair itself is dead and can’t ....

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Theories on Baldness
Aug 8
Theories on Baldness

Have you ever wondered “Why humans become bald?” Hair loss is mainly hereditary, meaning it’s a trait passed down across the generations. However, many people today aren’t too fond of hair loss and becoming bald; yet, the trait still thrives. Heavily ingrained throughout evolution, there are many theories as to why this hair loss trait is still active today. Keep in mind, these are just theories, but they’re also some of our favorites. Wise Men Amongst many tribes and villages, there tends to be a group of males that the tribe looks up to for answers, guidance, and intelligence. These men are usually the Elders of the group/village, ....

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