Four Reasons Why Your Hair Could Be Losing

…..Today we will close our discussion of hair loss in women with a few more causes. …..Traction Alopecia is hair loss from excessive pulling at the hair roots over a prolonged period of time.  The loss occurs where the hair is pulled in one direction, for example, by a ponytail or a cornrow pattern of…

Is the Stress in Your Mind Causing Stress on Your Hair?

…..Continuing our discussion on hair loss in women…. …..Remember how our mothers always told us that stress could cause so many problems and make us feel terrible?  As always, our mothers were right.  For women, a severe illness, psychological stress, or having a baby are inciting stressful events that can cause physical effects.  One of…

Women: Your Most Common Cause of Hair Loss

…..More about hair loss in women… …..The most common cause of hair loss in women is androgenetic alopecia (AGA), which is also known as female pattern hair loss.  This is a genetic disease that can be inherited on many genes, but it does not affect everyone who carries the genes.  By menopause, 40% of all…

Why Is Hair Loss Harrowing You?

…..Hair loss in women continued… …..For most patients, a careful history of their hair loss will give a good indication of the cause.  There are many questions to be considered; the following are some of them.  Is the loss diffuse or is it in a specific area?  If it is in a specific area, it…

What Cycle Does Your Hair Bear Throughout Your Life?

…..I would like to continue our review of hair loss in women.  Let us start with the hair growth cycle.  There are three phases of this cycle: anagen (growth phase), catagen (transitional or resting phase), and telogen (testing or shedding phase). …..In the anagen phase, the hair grows, and 80 to 90% of all hair…

Don’t Lose from Hair Loss

…..I would like to start a discussion of hair loss in women.  This is a common condition for many women.  By age 50, 50% of women will suffer from this problem.  Another term for significant hair loss is alopecia, and affected women can suffer great anxiety and stress. …..There are two types of alopecia: scarring…