Since the beginning of recorded history, thinning hair has been a concern for our species. The specter of hair loss is a familiar one to most people since the overwhelming majority experience some variety of it over the course of their lives. Is it possible that there is an evolutionary justification for it?
All of us – especially as we get older – look for ways to help ensure that our hair lasts for as long as possible. We become increasingly aware of the products we put in our hair, perform proper maintenance, and look more into how diet or medication can affect our overall hair health. We understand how certain vitamins in our diet are an important part of keeping our hair healthy, but some are more important than others. [Read more…] about Retinoids And Hair Loss
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Baldness is something that mankind has been trying to combat since its earliest days. Primitive wigs and hairpieces go back to early civilizations like the Celts and the Sumerians. Ancient Egyptians would mix concoctions to put on their heads in the hopes of curing baldness. The Roman Empire saw the use of the combover by people like Julius Caesar. [Read more…] about Does Bear Oil Cure Baldness?
Birth control is an important part of many women’s lives – whether they’re sexually active or not. Birth control pills are frequently prescribed to even out hormone cycles in addition to preventing pregnancy. In fact, a recent study showed that nearly 2/3rds of women aged 15-49 in the United States use some form of birth control with the pill being the second most popular option. [Read more…] about Birth Control Pills And Hair Loss
There are many reasons why people lose their hair. Hair loss does not discriminate against age, gender, or ethnic background. It also manifests in different forms depending on the reason for the hair loss; receding hairlines, male pattern baldness, hair thinning, and patches of hair loss.
So, what are some of the top reasons for hair loss?
We focus heavily on male pattern baldness being hereditary, but genetics is the primary cause of hair loss through androgenetic alopecia regardless of gender. In fact, by age 50, about half of all people will have experienced some degree of androgenetic alopecia.
There are quite a few myths revolving around genetics and hair loss. One such example is the common myth for men that the men on your maternal side of the family are a reliable indicator of how baldness will affect you as you age. While the X chromosome that you get from your mother’s side of the family is still considered the dominant genetic indicator of future hair loss, research has also shown that you are more likely to experience male pattern baldness if your father experienced it.
What we put into our bodies is incredibly important for properly maintaining them. For many of us, it’s easy to let a fast-paced life between work and family get in the way of making sure we have a properly balanced diet. We need these nutrients to help create and maintain a healthy head of hair.
When we aren’t getting enough of certain nutrients, we are increasing our risks of avoidable hair loss. These vitamins and nutrients include:
- Vitamins B6 and B12
- and Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Rapid and unhealthy crash dieting for weight loss can also lead to hair loss. If you cut out too many calories and nutrients for your body to function properly, you can cause telogen effluvium hair loss – or even expedite male or female pattern baldness.
Similarly, stress is a major contributing factor to hair loss. It’s something we’ve all heard before, but even knowing that it can still be difficult to manage.
A major cause of your day-to-day stress may be your job. Some of the more stressful jobs out there for people include:
- Social workers
- 911 dispatchers
- Construction workers
- Therapists, and more
If you find yourself having a difficult time managing your stress, you may be at risk of telogen effluvium-related hair loss. Finding healthy outlets for your stress is key not only to avoid unnecessary hair loss but for increasing your overall quality of life.
RHRLI Can Help Restore Your Hairline
Whether you’ve experienced hair loss due to stress, diet, or your unavoidable family history, the experts at Robotic Hair Restoration Long Island can help. We offer many services, both surgical and non-surgical, to restore your hair, including the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System. Our FUE hair transplant procedure is minimally invasive and will get you back to your day-to-day life quickly. You don’t have to wait for your hair loss to progress too far. Contact us today for a free consultation. Let us help restore your hair and your confidence.
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