Lichen planopilaris (LPP) is a progressive type of scarring alopecia that causes scalp inflammation and potentially irreversible damage to hair follicles in the affected areas. In addition to patchy hair loss, other symptoms may include itching, pain, tenderness, or a burning sensation in the affected area of the scalp.
Proper hair care to prevent hair loss can be confusing. You have to eat the right things, use the right kind of scalp and hair care, get blessed with good genetics, and try to avoid air pollution.
Green tea is made from Camellia sinensis leaves and buds that have undergone a different process than oolong or black teas. People have been drinking tea – especially green tea – for its purported health benefits for thousands of years. But what effect, if any, might it have on hair loss?
Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is a condition where you sweat more than is typical based on the external temperature and your own activity levels. If bad enough, it can disrupt your daily activities and cause anxiety or embarrassment. To make matters worse, these overactive sweat glands might also be having an effect on your hair growth.
Whether men like to admit it or not, we all have some insecurities from time to time. These insecurities can include anything from showing emotions, their careers (and where they are going), if they make enough money, if they are good fathers, sons, or husbands… or even being insecure about having insecurities at all. It also includes many issues relating to body image and the male beauty standard.
The B-complex vitamin B7 – also known as biotin – helps your body break food into energy. You can maintain a healthy level of biotin by eating meat, eggs, fish, seeds, some vegetables, and nuts. Most people receive enough biotin through their regular diet… but some people also choose to have it as a daily supplement.
Healthy eating seems to be a moving bar for most of us, with evolving nutritional information sometimes making it hard to decide just what eating plan is best for us. Turns out that one size does not fit all bodies or all needs.
People who are under stress – or who suffer from anxiety – experience a wide variety of mental and physical symptoms, as well as side effects. One often-unexpected area where stress and anxiety may have an impact is on our hair.
Stress is any type of change that causes emotional, psychological, or physical strain. It is the body’s response to a situation that requires attention or action. We all deal with stress on a daily basis, and reactions (such as irritability, anger, fatigue, muscle pain, digestive issues, and sleep disruption) are quite common.
May marks the 73rd annual Mental Health Awareness Month. In the years since Mental Health Awareness Month began; we’ve been developing a greater understanding of mental health, the problems people face, and how to properly handle those issues.
And – while we may not want to admit it – our physical appearance does impact our mental health. Despite the fact that the vast majority of men will experience some level of hair loss over time, going bald is linked to the development of mental health issues… including depression, anxiety, and poor self-image.
Excessive alcohol use affects every part of your body and all aspects of your health. Some of these effects are quite unexpected… even your hair can be negatively impacted by heavy drinking.