Alopecia – Hair Loss by a Funny Name

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...]

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...]

Hair Loss-Divorce Correlation: Study Suggests Splits Cause Hair Loss In Women

The Huffington Post   Stephanie Hallett Getting divorced is tough. Splitting your finances, your property, your kids, your time -- all of those factors can lead to high levels of stress. And according to a new study, all of that stress can lead to increased hair loss in divorced women. Dr. Bahman Guyuron, the study's lead author, found that women who have had … [Read more...]

The Seven Secrets to Keeping Your Hair

What Doctors DO want you to know! Hair loss is one of those maladies that seems to sneak up on people; one day they have hair and the next day they are wondering where it all has gone!  While there is no complete cure for hair loss (yet!), there are a lot of simple, common sense action steps that people can take to make sure they keep as much hair for as long as … [Read more...]