Psoriasis is an unsightly, uncomfortable, frequently painful medical condition that affects about 7.5 million Americans each year. It’s still not fully understood but psoriasis causes skin cells to over-produce creating red, irritated patches of skin and scales that cause severe itching. It is believed to be an immune system disease involving T cells and white blood cells but this has not been conclusively proven. Psoriasis is unsightly but not contagious. [Read more…] about Can Psoriasis Cause Hair Loss?
Hair Loss in Women
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a disease that causes many problems for women suffering from it, including potential fertility issues. A common side effect is excessive body hair, but it can also cause hair loss in women. While PCOS Awareness Month may be over, it’s never too late to learn more about this stressful condition. [Read more…] about PCOS Related Hair Loss In Women
Anyone who has dyed their hair knows that it changes the feel of your hair, and frequent dyeing can make it brittle. But can dyeing your hair really cause hair loss? Sometimes, yes. Let’s dive into why and how hair dye can contribute to hair loss. [Read more…] about Hair Dye and Hair Loss
For thousands of years, men and women have been seeking solutions to hair loss. From concoctions by ancient herbalists to wigs to modern surgical procedures, treatments for hair loss are as old as civilization.
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It’s the question most men ask – how much does family history affect hair loss?
Hair loss happens to both men and women for a variety of reasons. The most common form around the world is androgenetic alopecia. That’s the reason more than 50 million people in the United States alone are affected by hair loss. One out of every three men has some degree of this type of hair loss by the time they’re 35.
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People think of summer tans and swimming affecting the skin. Summer can also take a toll on your hair.
How Summer Can Hurt Your Hair
- The hot sun dries out hair just like everything else.
- Sunburned scalp can be painful.
- People assume hair protects the scalp but that’s not necessarily the case, and people dealing with hair loss have special concerns.
- Summer humidity can make hair lifeless and limp.
- Hot weather leads to sweating, which can contribute to problems like hair being frizzy, dandruff, and split ends.
- Dry feeling summer hair can lead to over-conditioning, which can also make hair limp.
- Chlorine from swimming pools can dry hair and affect processed color.
- Saltwater from the ocean can also increase the dryness of your hair.
- Colored hair fades faster in the sun and some experts warn that hair can burn and turn brownish.
- Sunscreen can leave greasiness near the hairline.
When preparing to transition, trans women have to consider many health factors, such as how hormone replacement therapy (HRT) might affect other medications they’re taking or existing health conditions, but androgenetic alopecia, also commonly referred to as “male pattern baldness”, often isn’t at the top of the list. Despite that, hormone-treated transgender women and hair loss can be complicated.
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Hair Loss and the British Royal Family
The recent birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first child is placing the couple back in the spotlight, and with it, mentions of Prince Harry’s hair loss. For a time, it looked like the younger son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana might have avoided the hair loss that affects other male members of the royal family, but photos from his 2018 wedding revealed a thinning spot in the back of his crown area.
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There are many reasons why RHRLI treats hair loss, and one reason is related to obesity. Obesity has become an epidemic in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the obesity rate among adults is 39.8 percent or about 93.3 million Americans. Obesity boosts a patient’s chances of having heart disease, stroke, and type-2 diabetes. As of 2008, the last year we have statistics for, obesity costs the US $147 billion. [Read more…] about Bariatric Surgery and Hair Loss
There’s no getting around it. We worry about our hair constantly. We worry about how it looks. Is it too long or too short? We wonder if we’re wearing the right hairstyle. We fret about hair products we use. And if you think your hair might be thinning, most people begin to get really concerned. We hear all sorts of stories about hair loss and very often it’s difficult to determine what’s true and what isn’t. RHRLI knows it’s important for our patients to understand the truth about their hair loss.