Tag Archives: Telogen Effluvium

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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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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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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The 4 Most Common Hair Loss Conditions

Ludwig Classification

Hair loss conditions do not discriminate. Despite how often we hear about male pattern baldness, women account for 40 percent of cases. Overall, 3 million Americans suffer from androgenetic alopecia, or hereditary hair loss, annually. According to the American Hair Loss Association, approximately 95 percent of men’s hair loss is due to male pattern baldness, […]

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Coping with Female Hair Loss During the Holidays

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The holidays are the most joyous time of year – right? Unfortunately for those suffering from female hair loss, December’s festivities are flooded with feelings of discomfort and anxiety. When you’re a woman suffering from female hair loss, your initial reaction is to hide. And during one of the most social seasons of the year, […]

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The Science Behind Stress-Induced Hair Loss and Telogen Effluvium

Adrenal Glands, Stress Hormones, and Hair Loss

The unwelcome feelings of stress and anxiety creep up when you least expect them. While intermittent feelings of worry are relatively normal, damaging stress levels are on the rise. These feelings of despair and anguish sometimes provoke thinning or shedding on the scalp. Stress-induced hair loss, called telogen effluvium (TE), can be short-lived or long lasting. Thinning […]

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How Your Diet Encourages Hair Growth

Foods For Healthy Hair

Physical characteristics, including hair, is often representative of your internal wellbeing. When you lack the nutrients necessary to keep your body performing properly, certain functions shut down. Patients suffering from temporary hair loss due a stressful event or dietary shift, a condition called telogen effluvium, should reevaluate their nutrition. All hair loss patients looking to […]

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