Medical Conditions –

Medical Conditions

Celiac and Severe Hair Loss

celiac disease and hair loss?You may have noticed in recent years that more and more items at the grocery store and on restaurant menus are featuring labels to note if a particular item is gluten-free. In order to be a gluten-free food, the item in question cannot include wheat, barley, or rye in its ingredients. While some people choose gluten-free foods as part of their diet, others require gluten-free foods because they suffer from Celiac disease. [Read more…] about Celiac and Severe Hair Loss

Lupus and Hair Loss – What to Know

lupus and hair lossLupus is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by widespread pain, rashes, and inflammation throughout the body affecting joints, skin, and organs – notably the kidneys and heart. Similar to other autoimmune diseases, lupus causes your body’s immune system to attack healthy tissue. [Read more…] about Lupus and Hair Loss – What to Know

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?

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?

Can Santa Claus’ Diet Cause Hair Loss?

Santa Claus' Christmas dietSanta Claus tends to be depicted wearing a hat for a reason – art showing the jolly old elf without his signature white-trimmed red cap show that he suffers from hair loss. Sometimes it’s classic male-pattern baldness with a completely bare head except for fringe on the sides. Less often, Santa has most of his hair but is missing hair on the crown of his head. [Read more…] about Can Santa Claus’ Diet Cause Hair Loss?

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