Alopecia, BPH Treatments Linked to PED

Longer exposure to 5α-reductase inhibitors (5α-RIs) finasteride and dutasteride has been associated with a greater risk of persistent erectile dysfunction (PED), according to new research published in the journal Peerj.  The findings showed that among those who developed PED, the condition continued for months or years, despite patients stopping treatment. “The new findings of an association…

Hairstyles can lead to alopecia, according to doctor

Popular styles among black women may cause something called traction alopecia. All hairstyles are not created equally, according to Dr. Crystal Aguh. “Traction alopecia it’s a very common cause of hair loss and it’s directly associated with the type of hairstyles that people are wearing,” Aguh said. Aguh said braids, dreadlocks and weaves are high-risk,…

Living with alopecia: Support for KC women suffering from sudden hair loss

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – In a life full of curve balls, going bald is a top fear among men. But, the stigma for bald women is even worse. It’s a reality for about 6.6 million Americans living with a disorder called alopecia. If you don’t know what alopecia is, you’re not alone. Alopecia is an…

Bald and beautiful like you’: Mom, daughter, 8, fight alopecia together

An even tougher blow came one year later when her 6-year-old daughter was diagnosed with the same incurable disease. “Ellie got in the shower one day and I noticed a tiny bald spot on the crown of her head,” Regal, 32, told TODAY. “Every fear inside of me escalated. The disease that took my hair…

5 Mind-Blowing Home Remedies For Hair Loss That Actually Work

Appearance is important to every one of us, and our hair is a vital part of how we look. It fact, it’s a matter of pride for every woman to have soft, luxurious hair. So, it’s only natural to worry if we notice something wrong. For example, too much hair on the brush. You might…

12 things you need to know about Alopecia

1. There are two main types of alopecia that affect women The first is Alopecia Areata, which Dr Batte explains “is caused by an overactive immune system, which can start targeting your healthy cells. The immune system targets the cells in your skin where your hair grows, making it weaker and causing your hair to…

12 Highly Effective Treatments For Thinning Hair

Thinning hair help A bathroom covered with loose strands or an ever-scrawnier ponytail can be startling but doesn’t necessarily mean anything’s wrong. By age 50, half of women will complain of hair loss. “As we age, overall hair density changes and individual strands become finer,” says dermatologist Doris J. Day. But just because thinning is…

New treatment option shows promise for skin and hair conditions

Alopecia areata, atopic dermatitis and vitiligo are highly visible dermatologic conditions that can have a negative effect on patients’ quality of life and overall health. An emerging treatment option, however, could provide effective therapy for patients with these conditions. Board-certified dermatologist Brett King, MD, MPH, FAAD, an assistant professor of dermatology at the Yale School…

The Basics of Balding: Androgenic Alopecia

Balding and hair loss aren’t just issues for men — women, too, experience the condition known as alopecia, the general term for hair loss. Androgenic alopecia, also known as androgenetic alopecia, is the most common form of alopecia and it is most prevalent among men. What Is Androgenic Alopecia? Androgenic alopecia is called male pattern…

How Shopping For Wigs Helped Me Come To Terms With My Alopecia

At my family home, a small, round mirror is placed in front of me as I sit at the dining table. The warm afternoon sunlight streams in through a window, spotlighting the excited faces of my huddled family. Behind me a woman I met only a few moments ago fiddles around in a suitcase trying…