Androgenetic alopecia or hereditary hair loss is the most common type of hair loss, affecting about 80 million men and women in the United States. Male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness are both forms of androgenetic alopecia. Not sure if you’re suffering from this form of hair loss? Read on to find out.
It’s a common question that I hear a lot.
While the sight of hair not attached to your head may be frightening, there’s no need to worry just yet. That’s because everyone loses hair. In fact, it’s completely normal to lose about 50-100 hairs every day. Shedding is just a natural part of your hair’s growth cycle. However, if you are noticing bald patches or excessive thinning, you may be experiencing hair loss.
In 2007, 5-year-old Sara lost all of her hair and was diagnosed with Alopecia Totalis.
Over the next 6 years, Sara and her family explored various hair growth options from oral medications to hair growth creams, with little success. Unfortunately, Sara’s options were limited due to her young age. The next step was experimenting with wigs. Sara tried several different kinds but, they were “itchy and hot.”
We are just days away from 2014 and looking and feeling better is high many people’s list of New Year’s resolutions. Eating healthy, exercising more, quitting smoking and losing weight are great goals, but they can be challenging.
The first step is making your resolutions realistic. That way there is a much greater chance of successfully incorporating healthy behaviors into your everyday life. “Setting small, attainable goals throughout the year can help,” says Dr. Bufka, PhD.