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Is Diabetes Causing Your Hair Loss?

2018-10-08T12:44:04+00:00 By |

Often we don’t know the cause of our hair loss problem, which can result in worry and confusion. Most people are surprised to hear that diabetes is a common cause when it comes to a person having hair loss. So much so, that in most cases, it can go undiagnosed and people don’t realize that hair loss is a symptom of their illness. How diabetes may be affecting your hair loss What happens to your body when you have diabetes is, your body starts to not produce the insulin you need. The sugar begins to build up in your blood and this is what can cause many to suffer from damage to their organs like their kidneys and even their eyes. Another thing that diabetes can affect is hair growth and your hairs normal growth cycle. Healthy hair should grow about 1 to 2cm per month. When diabetes interrupts this process you can start to have hair falling out from not only on your head but from other places on your body as well. What other illnesses can cause hair loss? Those with diabetes may develop a condition known as alopecia areata. This can happen when a person’s immune system begins attacking the hair follicles which can result in extreme hair loss. It is also not uncommon for chronic illnesses to require medication. These medications can sometimes affect hair growth. It’s important for you to speak to your doctor if you feel like you are experiencing any of the above symptoms. Thyroid illnesses may affect hair growth Thyroid disease is another common illness that can affect hair growth. By watching your diet and trying to control your blood sugar and your overall sugar intake you [...]

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Teenage Male Pattern Baldness and Low Self-Esteem

2018-10-15T12:03:05+00:00 By |

Often male pattern baldness happens slowly as we age. There are cases when young men may lose their hair as well. When you realize that you are going bald and you are under 20, it can be devastating, and even more so if you are an adolescent girl. Teenage male pattern baldness often results in extremely low self-esteem. The social media only adds to the poor self-image by displaying photos that depict the perfect body and hair that for a majority of people it is simply unattainable. Luckily, today there are hair restoration solutions for anyone young or old who is suffering from hair loss. By working with a hair loss specialist, teenagers can diagnose the cause of their male pattern baldness and get on a treatment that works. Reasons for Teenage Male Pattern Baldness Here is a list of some common causes of male pattern baldness in teenagers: Alopecia Areata: When an unhealthy immune system attacks the hair follicles, the hair strands can become weakened to the point that the hair follicle stops growing hair. This can cause bald spots that can often come and go throughout an individual's life. A Medical Condition: There are some medical conditions that can bring on male pattern baldness. Some examples of this could be cancer treatments. Even things like a thyroid disorder could be a culprit to hair loss. Prescriptions: The side-effects of many medications can be a cause for hair loss. Medication that is used to treat ADHD, skin breakouts, diet pills, bipolar issues or a tumor all can have hair loss side-effects. Traction alopecia: Those that like to wear their hair in tight ponytails or those that pull on their hair often can actually cause [...]

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How Reversible is Hair Loss?

2018-10-08T12:41:34+00:00 By |

It doesn’t matter your gender or your age, most people want to have hair that is thick, healthy and shiny instead of their rather thin and stringy hair. If you are noticing that you have more hair in the drain of your shower, don’t get too worried because there is a chance it could be reversible. Common Culprits of Reversible Hair Loss Every day you may use products or have habits that might just be the reason you are finding more hair in your shower drain than you would like to find there. Using Less Shampoo There are tons of shampoos on the market but most of them could be doing more than cleansing your hair. Some of these quality hair care products contain sulfates. In fact, over 90% of the shampoos sold contain sulfates like sodium laureth sulfate or sodium lauryl sulfate. The sulfates are used to create a rich lather you have come to expect from a shampoo, but the same sulfates can dehydrate your scalp by stripping the natural moisturizing oils and clogging the hair follicles. Excessively Shampooing It is common for a lot of people to shampoo their hair every day. A better option is to shampoo every other day or even every two or three days. It will result in thicker hair and a healthier scalp. In between the days you don’t shampoo, simply rinse and gently massage the hair with water to help remove the styling product buildup. Poor Handling of Wet Hair When someone’s hair is wet they often try to dry it by rubbing a towel through it. They may flip longer hair upside down to dry, or brush or comb it repeatedly to dry it. These [...]

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A Connection Between Diabetes and Hair Loss

2018-10-08T10:50:26+00:00 By |

You probably know that millions suffer from diabetes, but did you know that one of the lesser-known symptoms is hair loss? This potentially life-threatening disease is often diagnosed by doctors as a result of examining sudden hair loss. There is a real link between the two and the prospects of stimulating hair regrowth are very good but only if you take action quickly. When deciding the best approach to hair loss as a result of diabetes, the best place to start is understand the process behind it. Why Does Diabetes Often Lead to Hair Loss? For many, the physiological effects of diabetes can have a devastating effect. They often inflict serious stress on the body, and this happens while hormone levels in sufferers fluctuate constantly and this affects the regeneration of hair follicles. One of the more direct causes of hair loss is a result of poor circulation. Diabetes can damage blood cell, and this can make regenerating of hair follicles a slower and less responsive process. When your hair is starved of essential nutrients, which the blood supplies to the hair, it will become weak and fall out. Another symptom of this can indirectly lead to hair loss. Those with diabetes for example are more susceptible to infections, and many of them can cause hair loss. The body struggles to absorb zinc which is an important nutrient for hair. There are also a number of medications that individuals with diabetes may take that can contribute to the problem. Are There Options? If your hair loss is do to the effect of diabetes, there is a good chance that the problem may be reversed with the right treatment. Diabetes medication will rectify many of the [...]

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How to Explain Hair Loss in Breast Cancer to Children

2018-10-08T11:44:35+00:00 By |

A breast cancer diagnosis is a life-changing moment with many things to consider, from treatments to support. One of the challenges faced by most women is how to tell their family and friends. In particular, the hair loss from cancer can be a difficult topic to discuss, especially with children. Choose the Moment When you get a breast cancer diagnosis, you'll need time to gather your thoughts before telling others. A good time to tell children is when you have the facts and are just about to start treatment, but do explain in good time, as children will find sudden changes frightening. It is important to be open and honest, as kids have a way of finding out things online and through friends. Talking about hair loss in stages is helpful so children have time to absorb the information. A good explanation around hair loss is to explain that the cancer treatment affects fast-growing cells in the breast, and since hair cells grow quickly, they are also affected. Explaining that the chemotherapy is strong medicine and will help make you better is another positive message to children. Share the Experience Losing hair is traumatic for children to see. Even preschoolers will notice something is wrong. Explain that your hair will most likely fall out around one to two weeks after starting the treatment for breast cancer. Don't forget to explain that after the treatment, your hair will grow back. Kids also need time to think things through, so be open and encourage questioning with prompts such as, "Have you been thinking about my breast cancer? Do you want to ask questions about it?" Get Them Involved By getting your children involved in decisions, you will [...]

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Androgenetic Alopecia

2018-03-12T14:46:42+00:00 By |

Tens of millions of people in the United States have some degree of androgenetic alopecia. This most common form of hair loss affects both men and women, up to 70% and 40% during their lifetimes, respectively, and accounts for nearly 95% of all male hair loss. So what is it? Androgenetic alopecia is actually a diagnosis of many names, often referred to as hereditary baldness, genetic baldness, male pattern hair loss, or female pattern hair loss. As its many titles suggest, this form of alopecia is passed from either parent to the child as a genetic trait which through complex hormonal changes over time, leads to hair thinning and baldness. The rates at which androgenetic alopecia present itself increase with age. In men, for example, 25% have some degree of hair loss by age 30, a number which more than doubles by age 60, when 2/3 of men have some degree of hair loss. Though androgenetic alopecia affects both men and women, it often presents itself differently depending on gender. Male pattern hair loss is usually identified by a receding hairline and a bald patch on the crown, while female pattern hair loss is usually identified by thinning hair and a widening part. It is possible for a woman to experience male pattern hair loss and a man to experience female pattern hair loss, but those occasions are rare enough that the “male” and “female” tags associated with the two patterns can still be considered semantically accurate. Extensive progress has been made towards understanding both the mechanisms of androgenetic alopecia and the ways in which hair restoration specialists can help their patients to combat its effects, and while these solutions are impressively realistic and shockingly [...]

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Are These Hair Myths Holding YOU Back?

2018-10-08T11:49:53+00:00 By |

Winston Churchill once said, “I never worry about action, but only inaction.” This quote came from a man who spent most of his time in the limelight mostly bald. When it comes to hair restoration, you don’t have to follow in his footsteps. You CAN take back your hair. However, this requires taking the rest of Winston Churchill’s advice. One of the biggest obstacles for men with hair loss is inaction. So, what leads men to choose to live unhappily with their hair loss? At Van Scoy Hair Clinic, we meet with clients every day who have been held back from having what they want simply because of common misconceptions about hair restoration. Inaction will not bring your hair back, but Van Scoy Hair Clinic will. Check out these five most common hair restoration myths holding you back! Myth #1: My Hair restoration will look like a toupee or hair plugs. Hair restoration, like technology and medical care, advancesconstantly to incorporate newer products and procedures with better results.We challenge you to check out our gallery of hair restoration images for proof of realistic results. Whether you’re getting hair transplants or hair replacement, our procedures are the most advanced available, and we can match you with the procedure that best suits your individual hair loss needs. Myth #2: I can wait to get treatment when my hair loss gets really bad. The longer you wait to seek treatment for your thinning hair or hair loss, the more hair you’ll already have lost. Depending on the cause of your hair loss, we can help stop or slow it, saving you years before your hair loss is noticeable. With advanced laser technology, hair loss products and medical advancements, [...]

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Cost of Transplants: A Good Investment

2017-10-05T12:31:48+00:00 By |

Like any good investment, the cost of hair transplants can yield pleasing returns. You would never expect to buy a Rolls-Royce for the same price as a mini-van. You would also never expect to feel the same driving one or attract the same attention. Revolutionary hair transplants are much the same, they are going to cost more initially, but they have the potential to produce high returns, especially in the areas of self-esteem and appearance. […]

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Scalp Related Hair Loss

2018-03-13T14:34:59+00:00 By |

It doesn’t matter what the reason is, losing your hair is never easy. It’s common knowledge that drug treatments like chemotherapy and the normal aging process can bring on thinning hair and hair loss. But what happens when you lose your hair because of a skin condition? There are not many people that are aware that skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis can affect the scalp, and that they can also affect hair growth. There is very little talk about coping with scalp-related hair loss. For individuals of all ages that struggle with this problem, it’s a painful condition and is often stigmatized and covered up due to embarrassment. Hair Loss and Self-Esteem If you have a skin condition on your scalp, one of the first steps in learning to cope with your hair loss and being aware there are others than can understand your condition. Most people that struggle with hair loss often struggle with their self-image as well. If a skin condition is the cause of your hair loss, then there is often a greater loss of self-esteem and confidence. Often this type of condition affects not only the thickness your of your hair, but leaves unsightly marks on the skin and scalp. It’s also not uncommon for people with skin conditions to experience dandruff and itching. When it comes to conditions like psoriasis and eczema, they are often chronic and affect a person throughout their entire life. Finding a Trichologist Practitioner If you didn’t realize that a skin condition could have such an affect on your scalp, then you may not know who to turn to if you suffer from eczema or psoriasis on your scalp. In this case, you would look [...]

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Myth or fact? The truth about hair loss

2018-03-13T12:43:42+00:00 By |

If you are wondering what is truth and what is fiction when it comes to hair loss, then it is time to stop the guessing game, take action and get good information! Van Scoy Hair Clinic in Ohio has been helping men and women who are dealing with hair loss since 1969. They can help you find the answers and solutions you are looking for. […]