Hair Loss in Kids

Baldness or hair loss is usually something only adults need to worry about. But in a few cases, teens lose their hair, too — and it may be a sign that something's going on. Hair loss during adolescence can mean a person may be sick or just not eating right. Some medications or medical treatments, like chemotherapy treatment for cancer, also cause hair loss. People can … [Read more...]

Diagnosising Hair Loss – Tips and Tricks for the Home Investigator

Androgenetic alopecia – also known as pattern hair loss, can happen to anyone.  It is most likely to occur in men starting in their late teens through their fourth or fifth decade, and in a woman from her teen years into post-menopause years.  Despite how common it is, it can be difficult to diagnose.  If you think you might be at risk, here are a few simple ways to help … [Read more...]

Scarring Hair Loss (Cicatricial alopecia)

Hair loss of a different flavor Cicatricial alopecia is not a diagnosis anyone wants to hear when they are experiencing hair loss – particularly since it is not common and thus scarier for being unknown.  This should not be the case.  A little information can go a long way towards helping a patient understand what might be causing their hair loss and decide on the … [Read more...]

Who can you trust for advice about your hair?

It happens to everyone who is worried about hair; you start to see some loss in the shower or when you brush your hair and you panic.  You panic because hair loss is not just a medical issue; it is much more emotional than many other medical conditions.  People wonder, “How could hair loss happen to me?” The next step is almost always the Internet where you learn … [Read more...]

Top Five Little-Known Causes of Female Hair Loss

What even some doctors don’t know Are you a woman who is losing her hair?  Are you wondering what might be causing it?  If you have been to see your regular doctor about this problem, or even if you have done a little research on the Internet, you have probably noticed that a lot of different opinions.  Here is a list of five things you (and maybe your doctor) did not … [Read more...]

Alopecia Universalis – No trivial matter

You have read a story like it in the paper – area man loses all hair after car accident – but it just didn’t seem real. All your hair? Impossible. What about your eyelashes and arm hair and such? The scary truth is that this can and does happen. It is an unpredictable medical condition known as alopecia universalis, and no one really knows the cause or how to cure it. … [Read more...]

Female Genetic Hair Loss (Female Androgenetic Alopecia)

Women Can Lose Hair? It seems incredible to most people that a woman might lose her hair.  After all – isn’t that something that only happens to men?  The truth is that many women suffer from hair loss and that Female Pattern Hair Loss (or FPHL for short) can be emotionally devastating in a culture where you can even tell which Disney Princess it is by the color of her … [Read more...]

Trichotillomania – You make the diagnosis!

Lets play “hair doctor” for a moment and figure out what is wrong with this patient; A man walks into a hair doctor’s office complaining that he is losing his hair at his right temple.  “This is just where my Dad lost it,” he says, “but at least on my Dad it looked more equal on both sides.  I just can’t figure out why this hair loss has happened to me this way.”  As you … [Read more...]