Hair Loss in Women

Anatomy of the Scalp

scalp under magnifying glassSo much time and energy has been devoted to discussing the causes of hair thinning and hair loss that it is easy to lose sight of the source – the scalp. A key component to understanding why different people have differing experiences with hair thinning and loss is by understanding the complexities of the scalp and how different types of scalps yield different results. [Read more…] about Anatomy of the Scalp

What Is Tinea Capitis?

man with tinea capitisTinea Capitis is better known as ringworm; specifically of the scalp. As you may know, ringworm is not a worm but rather a topical fungal infection. It causes patches of scaly, itchy skin to pop up across your scalp which damages your hair follicles and causes bald spots. While Tinea Capitis mostly affects children, as a highly contagious fungal infection it can spread to adults and even house pets. [Read more…] about What Is Tinea Capitis?

More Facts on Menopause and Hair Loss

older womanHair loss is commonly associated with men, but women may also experience hair loss as they age. Because menopause is the result of a lowering of the production of hormones in the body, many physical and emotional side effects occur. Some of the more commonly known side effects are hot flashes and mood swings, but there are others. [Read more…] about More Facts on Menopause and Hair Loss

Why Does Graves’ Disease Cause Hair Loss?

Graves' diseaseGraves’ disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects the thyroid. In autoimmune diseases, the body’s immune system misinterprets another part of the body as the enemy and attacks it. The thyroid is part of the endocrine system. This small gland in the neck controls how your body uses energy, which has profound effects on the entire body. The thyroid even affects how your heart beats. [Read more…] about Why Does Graves’ Disease Cause Hair Loss?

Blonde Hair And Hair Loss

Is blonde hair different?Natural blondes are hard to come by. In fact, only about 2% of the global population is blonde. That is in large part because blonde hair originated from a genetic mutation more than 10,000 years ago and is connected to a recessive gene. Some false reports have claimed that blondes will be extinct by the 23rd century, but recessive genes don’t just disappear so expect blondes to stick around for many centuries to come. [Read more…] about Blonde Hair And Hair Loss

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