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Your Medicine Cabinet Could Hold the Secret to Your Hair Loss

Your Medicine Cabinet Could Hold the Secret to Your Hair Loss

We have all watched infomercials describing the latest and greatest drugs on the market. You know that part right at the end, where they talk really fast and list hundreds of possible side effects of this amazing drug, while watching the actors walk into the sunset? Well that’s the topic

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Can disease affect my hair?

Can disease affect my hair?

Disease can be defined as an abnormal function in the body that has specific symptoms. These symptoms are not due to physical injury. Disease does share a link with hair loss. Some examples of diseases that can affect hair include autoimmune diseases, thyroid diseases, and fungal infections. (1,2) Hair loss

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Trichotillomania Part Five – Not a Sign of Affection

Trichotillomania Part Five - Not a Sign of Affection

When a boy pulls a little girl’s pony tail, it could be a sign of affection. However what’s the difference between pulling your own hair versus a little boy doing it? Trichotillomania is a hair pulling disorder that affects approximately 1 to 5 % of the population. (1–3) The onset

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Even more reasons for your hair loss part 3: Birth control that can promote hair gain and loss

Even more reasons for your hair loss part 3: Birth control that can promote hair gain and loss

In my two previous articles, I mentioned that birth control pills can promote either hair gain or loss. They accomplish this through either suppressing hormones referred to as androgens, or by containing a hormone combination that has androgenic effects1. This makes sense as it is androgens which are suspected to

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Even more reasons for your hair loss part 2: Birth control that can promote hair gain

Even more reasons for your hair loss part 2: Birth control that can promote hair gain

As mentioned in part 1 of this mini-series, birth control pills have the potential to promote hair loss or hair gain. The likelihood of each option depends on multiple factors including the combination of hormones in your particular brand of pill and your own body characteristics. Hormones are an essential

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Even more reasons for your hair loss part 1: Birth control that can promote hair loss

Even more reasons for your hair loss part 1: Birth control that can promote hair loss

Probably one of the most common themes of this blog is that there seems to be an infinite number of reasons for hair loss. In the past, we have already introduced the concept of medication as a possible contributor to hair loss. Moreover this concept is probably a familiar one,

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Extreme Shedding Part 4: Another reason to drop the diet

Extreme Shedding Part 4: Another reason to drop the diet

In a fast-paced culture where seemingly simple concepts such as a nutritious diet and regular exercise are anything but, there are no shortages of fad diets. From sedentary work lives fueled by coffee to a busy family schedule, to an increased cost of fresh food and produce to the attractiveness

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Trichotillomania Part Four – Ok so I have Trichotillomania. Now what?

Trichotillomania Part Four - Ok so I have Trichotillomania. Now what?

Trichotillomania is a hair pulling disorder that was first described in the 1889. There can be some ritual behaviors connected with this condition. Rolling the hair, running the hair over one’s lips, and pulling out specific hairs based on color, length and texture are all possible behaviors. (1) This condition

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Trichotillomania Part Three – Can People Have Hair Balls?

Trichotillomania Part Three – Can People Have Hair Balls?

Cats are quite cute and cuddly creatures that completely ignore us and do their own thing until they need to be fed. However there is one thing they do that is usually quite load and not very pretty. They cough up hair balls. Now you might be asking yourself what

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My top 5 hair vices and how I overcame them, (plus one I’m still working on)

My top 5 hair vices and how I overcame them, (plus one I’m still working on)

When it comes to our hair-growing abilities (or inabilities,) one of the main factors is genetics. A predisposition for conditions such as pattern-baldness or alopecia areata can obviously have a significant impact on your life1 however there are some good and bad habits which can contribute to the hair that

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