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Does Stress Really Cause Hair Loss?

There has long been a link between stress and hair loss. We often say a task or event is enough “to make us tear our hair out”, but perhaps we don’t have to; perhaps if we’re stressed enough, our hair will fall out of its own accord. It’s a scary thought. In fact, that alone is enough to induce stress. The trouble with stress is its completely unavoidable, and the more conscious you are of avoiding it, the more stressed you are likely to be. Thankfully however, the stress we experience on a day-to-day basis, such as arriving at work late or missing a train, is not enough to induce hair loss. So that’s one worry out of the way,...

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Causes of Hair Loss

             There are various types of hair loss, while each of them has numerous causes. We select a number of common causes, and we would like to give you a better understanding. Genetics             Almost everyone will notice hair loss or hair thinning as they enter their middle age. However, up to 40% of us will experience a more obvious, or faster form of this condition, and this is known as Hereditary-Pattern Baldness. Recently we have begun to understand more about mechanism of this type of hair loss: Hair growth cycle was changed under the influence of testosterone, which results in shorter or thinner hair. Hair growth in certain areas of the scalp will stop eventually, and  causes this typical...

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Are pregnancy and hair loss linked?

At any one time, approximately 90 percent of you hair is growing, whilst the remaining 10 percent is in the resting phase. On a two to three month cycle, the resting hair will fall out to make room for new hair which will grow in its place. One to five months after delivery, a process called Telogen effluvium occurs in just under 50 percent of women, resulting in the excessive shedding of hair. However, this increase in hair loss is only temporary and is nothing to worry about in the long term. Why does Telogen effluvium occur? During the pregnancy itself, the increase in the production of the oestrogen hormone acts to reduce the normal level of hair loss, which...

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Ways to Combat Thinning Hair for Women

Many women suffer from thinning hair, due to hair loss or damage.  Much like with men, there are many common causes of hair loss.  Although men can also suffer from a lower self-esteem as a result of this, the psychological effects are often far more substantial for women.  If you’re looking for ways to combat thinning hair, the following tips could help to slow down, stop and even recover from the condition. The first step is to determine the type of hair loss which is affecting you.  Finding this out allows you to establish the cause of your hair loss, establish what the long term effects are and analyse potential preventative measures.  One of the most common types of hair loss...

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Why is my hair thinning?

Have you been worrying a lot recently about the thinning appearance of your hair? There are many reasons as to why your hair could be thinning, ranging from environmental factors to medical conditions, some of which are detailed below. Hereditary Hair Loss If you are over the age of 20, thinning hair could be a tell-tail sign of Hereditary Hair Loss. It is estimated that over 90% of men and over 70% of women suffer from thinning as a result of the hereditary condition known as Androgenetic Alopecia.  This can affect numerous ethnicities and can be passed on down from either the mother or father. Androgenetic Alopecia is also the medical name for the well-known term ‘male pattern baldness’. This...

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