Your hormones control the activities of each cell in the body. Hormones are a chemical-like substance that flows through your bloodstream triggering various activities. They are typically controlled by your thyroid and adrenal glands. When they are not working well, a wide range of complications can occur. One of those complications is a lack of new hair growth, excessive hair shedding or even hair loss.
Can smoking make a difference in your hair growth? Though many people may not realize one can impact the other, this could be one of the reasons you are seeing thinning hair or hair loss overall. You may know the risks of smoking – the increased risk of conditions such as heart disease and cancer. And, those are good reasons to stop smoking on their own. Yet, for many, hair loss could be another motivator to encourage you to stop smoking. But what is the problem? Why is smoking causing you to lose your hair?
Curly hair can be a blessing. It most certainly provides you with a lot of extra work to keep your hair healthy and looking beautiful. Though many people spend hundreds of dollars on perms and other styling treatments to get more curls added to their hair, for many others, their curls are their constant struggle. Curly hair, which tends to also be thick, is difficult to manage for various reasons. Yet, during the early fall, and even in a very cold winter, your curls can dry out, becoming frizzy and hard to manage.
When you do not have enough nutrients to supply your cells with the fuel they need to do their job, they are unable to function correctly. That is one of the easiest ways to see how a lack of any nutrient can cause you to have hair loss or limited hair growth. Iron is one of those key nutrients your body’s cells need to function properly, and yet it is also one of the most common types of deficiencies people have. If you have any type of hair loss, you may want to take a closer look at how iron deficiency may be related to it.
Many people live very stressful lives. They spend a lot of their time dealing with the things around them that have to be done. Some have more complex forms of stress, such as post-traumatic stress and anxiety. Others face challenges with other aspects of health that stress the body. All of this impacts the way the body functions. In some situations, it can impact the way your hair grows. If you have thinning hair or even a significant amount of hair loss, it could be due to the stress you are under.
Many people never think about what happens when they put a bun in their hair and wrap it up tightly. It feels good to have your hair out of your face so you can see and work hard. Yet, when your hair is pulled out because it is bound too tightly, this can cause hair loss that may include some damage to the hair follicles. Protecting your hair means avoiding any damage to your hair follicles. If you do not do so, you may find that you have hair loss or hair thinning. Here is what you need to know about these forms of alopecia.
Have you been told you have lichen planopilaris (LPP)? Many people have never heard of this condition because it is considered rare. It can impact the skin as well as the hair, nails, and mucous membranes, creating several different symptoms in those who have it. For those who have the variety that impacts the skin, it typically causes flat bumps that itch and often turn a purple-like color. In some situations, it can cause hair loss to occur. If you think you have this condition, treatment is important, and options may be available to help you.
Many people experience hair loss or thinning hair. The cause of that hair loss may never be known well. In other cases, doctors can work with you to pinpoint the underlying cause of your hair loss. When that happens, you may be able to treat it and turn things around to allow your hair to resume its beautiful thickness and growth. One of the first areas to consider is Vitamin D. Chances are you may not be getting enough. This is the case for most Americans.
There is a lot of talk about sugar today. In short, most doctors and researchers believe that sugar is not good for you for many reasons. We know that for many years, sugar seemed better than eating fats, and to some degree, that is true depending on the type of fat. Yet, what we know now is that sugar, especially the refined products found in everything from white bread to soda, is very bad for your body in many ways. In some cases, it may even play a role in hair loss and hair thinning. Do you experience hair loss and consume a large amount of sugar? How are the two related?
Many people suffer from hair loss, but some do not realize the underlying cause. A condition called cicatricial alopecia, also known as scarring alopecia, could be one of the reasons behind your hair loss. This is a term that refers to a set of different disorders all centered around hair loss. It is made up of about several rare conditions. Only about three percent of all individuals who have hair loss have this form. Nevertheless, it can impact men and women. Most of the time, it impacts them when they are healthy with no other reasons that seem obvious. Could this be why you are losing your hair?