Female Hair Loss Discussed by Dr. Sara Wasserbauer

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Transcript:  Well, the first thing that a patient needs to do in order to figure out what the heck is going on so that they can figure out what the treatment is, is to get a diagnosis. And the best way to get a diagnosis would be to run a series of tests. Usually these are very simple blood tests like checking the thyroid just to make sure that there’s nothing else … [Read more...]

Balding – What you can do to slow it down without a doctor?

Balding - What you can do to slow it down without a doctor?

When men realize they may be experiencing hair loss, it is an unsettling moment.  Most guys, even though they have the genetics for hair loss in their family, believe that balding will skip them somehow.  Even worse, the relentless progression of hair loss is tough to wrap one’s mind around, so even if you can see evidence of hair loss, most people believe that it will … [Read more...]

Hair Loss Terminology Decoded

Hair Loss Terminology Decoded

Hair Loss Lexicon Alopecia: Hair loss.  This is the diagnostic term that doctors use. Androgenetic Alopecia: Pattern hair loss in either men or women.  Caused by genetics and androgens (hence the name).  Also sometimes termed androgenic alopecia. Scarring Alopecia: Also known as cicatricial alopecias, this is a group of hair loss disorders that is more likely … [Read more...]

From Melanoma to Lymphoma and How they Effect Your Hair

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It is no secret that a cancer patient may experience hair loss, either due to the symptoms of their particular disease, or due to the treatment of the cancer itself.  If you or someone you love is in this situation, it helps to know what you might expect.  Here are a few points of information for cancer patients, whether their diagnosis is melanoma, lymphoma, or a brain … [Read more...]

How I Coped With Losing All Of My Hair — At 21

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By: Georgia Van Cuylenburg: Actress, Comedian, Producer, Activist - Actress tells how she lost all her hair to Alopecia Areata. … [Read more...]

Areata – The Tricky Balding Disease

Alopecia Areata often presents itself as a round bald patch on the scalp.

Alopecia areata comes in many forms.  It can occur in bands, round or oval patches, or with whole head and body balding.  What are even more unusual are the features that are usually only known to doctors who are interested in hair (like a hair surgeon or a dermatologist).  For instance, it is well-known that; Spare the White Hair: Different forms of areata seem to … [Read more...]

Alopecia Areata – Patchy Hair Loss with a Funny Name

Alopecia Areata often presents itself as a round bald patch on the scalp.

Alopecia areata is an unusual disease; it causes hair loss in patterns that can be distinct, and in patterns that can mimic almost any other pattern of alopecia (hair loss) including androgenetic alopecia (pattern hair loss).  Because of this, most patients have never heard of it and, if they have it, have trouble figuring out what it is.  (A good resource for overall … [Read more...]

Alopecia – Hair Loss by a Funny Name

Balding - What you can do to slow it down without a doctor?

When most people think of hair loss, they think of a man or woman with typical “pattern” hair loss.  Doctors call this “alopecia.”  In particular, male and female pattern hair loss is known as “androgenetic alopecia.”*  There are other types of alopecia, though. Generally speaking, if hair loss occurs in the typical male or female pattern, androgenetic alopecia is the … [Read more...]