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August is Hairloss Awareness Month which drives home the issues so many people – women included – deal with on a daily basis. Hair naturally thins with age, but there are many other factors that can contribute to excessive shedding, including genetics, medications, hormones, illness, and of course, stress. Over time, the hair follicles shrink and eventually they stop growing altogether.
According to Washington DC dermatologist Rebecca Kazin, hair thinning is a huge concern for both men and women. “A type of stress-related hairloss is called telogen effluvium, which is the second most common hair loss condition seen by Dermatologists. The acutely stressful event (death in the family, job l
25% of Women and 40% of Men are Affected by
Hereditary Hair Loss
You know the feeling – hairs in the sink after you brush, stray hairs showing up on your pillow, and a brush loaded with hair every time you run it through your hair – these could be signs of hereditary hair loss and it’s not a pretty picture. An overactive thyroid, hormones, stress, crash dieting, vitamin deficiencies, aging, genetics, menopause and pregnancies can all play a dramatic role on hair loss in women.
“Typically we lose between 50 and 100 hairs per day, but a consistent loss of 150 or more hairs is considered significant,” says Dr. Robert Leonard. Hereditary Hair Loss differs from temporary hair loss (
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