Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects the thyroid. In autoimmune diseases, the body’s immune system misinterprets another part of the body as the enemy and attacks it. The thyroid is part of the endocrine system. This small gland in the neck controls how your body uses energy, which has profound effects on the entire body. The thyroid even affects how your heart beats. [Read more…] about Why Does Graves’ Disease Cause Hair Loss?
Something that many people don’t consider, understandably, is how pregnancy can affect your hair. Women account for up to 40% of Americans that suffer from hair loss – through pregnancy, stress, medication, and age. [Read more…] about Pregnancy and Hair Loss: What You Need to Know
Thyroid issues are one of the most common health problems that can affect hair and lead to hair loss. However, people can suffer from a variety of thyroid conditions, and they are by no means uniform in their symptoms. So yes, thyroid hair loss is a very real medical issue. [Read more…] about Can Thyroid Problems Cause Hair Loss?
Modern HIV treatment means people are living longer than ever with AIDS, which is wonderful. It also means that classic aging issues can now affect patients. This includes androgenic alopecia, more commonly known as male or female pattern baldness. Hair restoration for people undergoing treatment for HIV/AIDS requires special consideration. We’ll examine these considerations as part of AIDS Awareness month and World AIDS Day. [Read more…] about Are People with HIV Good Candidates for Hair Restoration?
No one wants to experience hair loss but the sooner you start addressing it, the better the results you can have. If you start to notice thinning hair, a widening hair part or signs of a receding hairline, here are nine steps you can take to slow your hair loss. [Read more…] about What You Can Do to Slow Hair Loss
It seems like no one is ever happy with their hair. People with curly hair want straight hair, people with straight hair want curly hair, and everyone wants more hair. So can your hair texture change over time? Yes, for a variety of reasons, some good and others less desirable. [Read more…] about Can Your Hair Texture Change?
While people generally think of hair loss as a problem for older people, it can also affect adolescents. As with any other form of hair loss, a medical evaluation is recommended to determine if it’s due to an underlying health condition, stress, genetics, etc.
There are a lot of things that go through a patient’s mind when they’re losing their hair. One question they often ask themselves and ask us here at RHRLI is, “Why?” Patients want to know what causes their hair loss and they also want to know what kind of permanent solution they can find. When you’re looking at causes of hair loss, you’ve probably heard mention of hormones. Hormones can affect hair loss, but the involvement of hormones in the most common cause of hair loss is a little bit complicated. [Read more…] about How Hormones Affect Hair Loss