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...]

Areata – The Tricky Balding Disease

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 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...]

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...]

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...]