Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by widespread pain, rashes, and inflammation throughout the body affecting joints, skin, and organs – notably the kidneys and heart. Similar to other autoimmune diseases, lupus causes your body’s immune system to attack healthy tissue.
The common misconception – and stereotype – is that women care more about their hair than men. Not only is that largely untrue but certain studies in recent years have shown a sizable number of men care more about their hair than women. Over the past few years, we have
Hairstyle trends change all the time, and that’s nothing new. The pace of change might be more frequent now that we have mass communication, but a look through history demonstrates the changing fashion of hairstyles through the centuries. Still, some styles go beyond popularity into iconic hairstyles. What Makes a
When discussing hair thinning or loss, it’s almost always in reference to the health of the hair follicles. In addition to other factors, hair follicles being clogged or damaged contribute to both temporary and permanent hair loss. But what exactly are hair follicles? What makes up a hair follicle and
So much time and energy has been devoted to discussing the causes of hair thinning and hair loss that it is easy to lose sight of the source – the scalp. A key component to understanding why different people have differing experiences with hair thinning and loss is by understanding
Tinea Capitis is better known as ringworm; specifically of the scalp. As you may know, ringworm is not a worm but rather a topical fungal infection. It causes patches of scaly, itchy skin to pop up across your scalp which damages your hair follicles and causes bald spots. While Tinea
Hair loss is commonly associated with men, but women may also experience hair loss as they age. Because menopause is the result of a lowering of the production of hormones in the body, many physical and emotional side effects occur. Some of the more commonly known side effects are hot
Many of us think of gray hair and hair loss as a sign of aging. By the time we’re 35, approximately two-thirds of men and forty percent of women have been affected by some level of hair loss. Additionally, anywhere from six to twenty-three percent of adults can expect at