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Smoking, Drinking and Stress May Cause Hair Loss: Study on Identical Twins

Posted by Gary Heron, on September 27th, 2011, under HAIR LOSS FACTS, RSS

A wide range of lifestyle aspects which include stress, smoking, heavy drinking, and sun exposure could raise the risk for hair loss as per preliminary findings from new studies. The study included 90 male and 98 female identical twins who were asked to fill out a detailed questionnaire about their lives and habits with the [...] - More on Smoking, Drinking and Stress May Cause Hair Loss: Study on Identical Twins

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Causes of Hair Loss: Medication

Posted by Gary Heron, on July 1st, 2011, under HAIR LOSS FACTS, RSS

Medication Most of the human population is well aware that chemotherapy drugs can lead to hair loss, but there are, in fact, dozens of other drugs that might cause hair to fall out. These include anti-thyroid medications, hormonal therapies (like birth control), anti-convulsants (for epilepsy),  anti-coagulants, beta-blockers and many others. These medications tend to cause [...] - More on Causes of Hair Loss: Medication

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Causes of Hair Loss: Infection

Posted by Gary Heron, on June 30th, 2011, under HAIR LOSS FACTS, RSS

Infection Although a number of infections can lead to hair loss, probably the most common infection that affects the scalp and hair is ringworm, but don’t let the name fool you, ringworm is actually caused by a fungus. Tinea capitis, as it’s more scientifically known, is caused by mold-like fungi called dermatophytes that thrive in [...] - More on Causes of Hair Loss: Infection

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Causes of Hair Loss: Autoimmune disease

Posted by Gary Heron, on June 30th, 2011, under HAIR LOSS FACTS, RSS

  Autoimmune disease If you have diabetes or have to deal with arthritis, you’ve already been dealing with autoimmune diseases that arise when the body’s own immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. When the body’s immune system attacks hair follicles or other cells or tissues important to hair growth and maintenance, it [...] - More on Causes of Hair Loss: Autoimmune disease

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Causes of Hair Loss: Tight braids or pulled-back hair

Posted by Gary Heron, on June 30th, 2011, under HAIR LOSS FACTS, RSS

Tight braids or pulled-back hair Though it’s probably a bit more relevant to women, wearing hair in tight braids (like dreadlocks or cornrows) or having your hair tightly pulled back (like in a ponytail) can in fact lead to hair loss — or what is medically known as traction alopecia. It is caused by chronic [...] - More on Causes of Hair Loss: Tight braids or pulled-back hair

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