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3 Steps to Take When You First Notice Hair Loss

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When you first notice hair loss, you probably won’t have a receding hairline or thinning crown just yet. While these are characteristic symptoms of male pattern baldness – medically known as androgenic alopecia, or hereditary hair loss – progression doesn’t appear overnight. First, you may notice excessive amounts of hair stuck to your pillowcase or […]

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4 Hair Loss Myths Everyone Should Ignore

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Hair loss myths seem to circulate around social media, no matter how much concrete and credible information is readily available. Unfortunately, the popularity and sheer temptation of self-diagnosis is difficult to overcome. Once you notice those few extra strands on your pillow or in your shower drain, placing blame on genetics, stress, diet, haircare or […]

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How Biotin Boosts Hair Health

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The vitamins, minerals and nutrients you consume each day largely influence your outward appearance. When it comes to hair health, biotin is (arguably) the most widely-known and promoted beauty-enhancing supplement. However, few people understand how exactly biotin interacts with hair follicles for increased shine, volume and strength. Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin that facilitates […]

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The Benefits of ARTAS® Hair Transplants

Long gone are the days of hair “plugs” – at least among prominent surgeons who employ the most advanced technologies and systems. Today, surgeons use cutting-edge techniques like the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) or Follicular Isolation (FIT) to harvest healthy follicles and remove the tell-tale signs of transplants. Facilitated by ARTAS® technology, a 3d physician-guided […]

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Spring Hair Loss Facts and Symptoms

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Spring hair loss is concerning among individuals who haven’t been diagnosed with a formal hair loss condition, like hereditary androgenic alopecia or autoimmune-related alopecia areata. Healthy, functioning follicles shed anywhere between 50 to 100 strands per day. Excessive shedding – which initially might lead to a clogged shower drain and later, noticeable thinning on the […]

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Is Stress-Induced Hair Loss on the Rise?

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Stress-induced hair loss is not as uncommon as you might think – but the side effects are equally as unsettling as any other condition. Albeit usually brief, telogen effluvium (TE) usually appears a few months following a highly stressful event, like a death in the family or strenuous divorce. Although hereditary hair loss, called androgenic […]

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Does Crash Dieting Lead to Hair Loss?

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Hair loss is a lesser known side effect of crash dieting that can affect just about anyone, regardless of age. Inadequate nutrition and hitting the gym too hard can initiate unexpected or unexplained hair loss. Crash dieting can also exacerbate hair loss for patients currently coping with androgenic alopecia – a hereditary hair loss condition […]

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Can You Prevent Male Pattern Baldness?

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Many individuals are concerned about going bald later in life. To some degree, male pattern baldness (MPB) affects two-thirds of men by the time they reach age 35. By age 50, around 85 percent suffer noticeable thinning or balding. The odds of developing hair loss at an older age are high – so what can […]

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Cold Caps for Preventing Hair Loss During Chemotherapy

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Fighting cancer is one of the most taxing mental and physical struggles an individual can undergo. For women with breast cancer, hair loss is one of the most traumatic side effects of chemotherapy. New research published on the mid-February issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows that cold caps can lessen […]

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New Research Reveals Over 250 Genetic Signals for Hair Loss

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While male pattern baldness affects most older men, research on genetic predisposition to baldness has been minimal – until now. In a recent study published in the journal PLOS Genetics, a Scottish research team from the University of Edinburgh found nearly 300 genetic ties to hair loss, helping identify potential chromosomal markers of male pattern […]

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