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January 7, 2010

Top 5 Reasons For Hair Loss


As most men age, they begin to experience hair loss, sometimes even starting while in their teen years. However, most men don’t really know, or really even try to prevent hair loss. Additionally, some women also experience hair loss, but instead of just accepting it, as most men do, they become very anxious. However, there are some ways that you can avoid losing your hair simply by first, eating a healthy diet and second, attempting to avoid the other main causes of hair loss.

Hormonal Abnormalities – There are certain hormonal problems that have been shown to lead to hair loss. Some of these abnormalities include elevated levels of testosterone, too much or too little thyroid hormone, high insulin levels, and polycystic ovary syndrome (women with elevated levels of testosterone and insulin).

Local Trauma – Putting stress on your hair can cause very serious damage that could lead to hair loss. Things like cornrows or putting your hair in tight hairbands can cause the breaking of hair at the base. Some chemical treatments, like hair dye, can damage the follicles, especially if the use of chemicals occurs often. Certain insects, such as lice can also contribute to hair loss.

Scalp Inflammation – Certain skin condition that cause inflammation, like eczema, seborrhea, and psoriasis, can lead to hair loss in patches that often have red and scaly skin underneath. Bacterial and fungal scalp infections can cause problems similar to inflammatory skin conditions. However, an autoimmune condition called alopecia areata can cause patches of hair loss with any redness.

Medications – When you start taking certain medications, you may notice some hair loss. Among the most common medications that cause hair loss are steroids and chemotherapy. Medications may result in temporary or even permanent hair loss, but if they’re saving your life I would think this would be one of those times to just accept the fact that you’re probably going to have to give up your hair on this one.

Psychological Factors – Many psychological conditions are actually very common for causing hair loss. Among these psychological factors are, stress, anxiety, depression …etc. While many people do not know these factors cause hair loss, or even realize that these psychological factors are affecting them. Try to find some time during the day that you can just relax, even if it’s just 5 minutes. If you begin to notice different habits forming or feelings of constant sadness you may be developing depression and you should probably talk to a doctor.

Additionally, there are certain medications and creams that can be used to restore hair to your scalp. Talk with a doctor before using these medicines to make sure they are safe for you.

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October 5, 2009

How to Cure 4 Common Skin Ailments

Eczema

Eczema (Dermatitis) shows up in dry, red, itchy patches which sometimes “bubble”. Usually it occurs on the face, inside of elbows and knees, and neck. Eczema can be caused by excess sweating, certain chemicals in pools, or certain athletic fabrics.

Most of the time eczema is a genetic illness that may reoccur. Try not to scratch the infected areas, and apply an unscented moisturizer that will help rehydrate the skin. Antihistamines will suppress the itching. Elidel is a medication used to treat Eczema. See a health care professional if symptoms persist.

Athlete’s foot

Athletes foot presents itself with itching, burning and stinging in between the toes and on the soles of the feet. there can be blisters that crack and cause skin to peel around the bottoms and sides of the foot. Athletes foot can also present itself by causing thick toenails that are discolored and pull away from the nail bed.

Athletes foot is contagious as it is a fungal infection. It can be picked up at public pools, showers, locker rooms, and gyms. There are anti fungal over-the-counter and prescription ointments, sprays and powders that can treat athletes foot. If the infection becomes severe, a doctor may prescribe an oral medication. Keep feet dry and use anti fungal powder. Wear clean socks and shoes that will draw moisture away from the feet. Always protect your feet with waterproof shoes at the pool and in the showers.

Plantar Wart’s

Plantar warts are skin colored lumps that usually occur on the heels or balls of feet. These warts may be rough to touch and may have a black dot at the center.

Plantar warts are contagious and can be picked up at public pools, locker rooms, or gyms. Exercise can increase the pain of a plantar wart because it is on the bottom of the foot. Try to minimize pressure when exercising by using a corn pad around the wart. Warts can be frozen off by doctors with liquid nitrogen – this is the fastest way to heal a wart. Other methods include over-the-counter topical ointment products and personal “freezing” kits. Always wear shoes at the gym and sandals in locker rooms to prevent developing a plantar wart. Moisturize your feet to keep skin sealed.

Rosacea

Rosacea is usually mild to severe redness or flushing that can have a bumpy texture usually on the face and neck. that presents itself during heavy exercise, exposure to sun, wind, heat and cold.

Rosacea rash can be controlled with prescription topical and oral medications like Metrogel, Retina, and Tetracycline
Protect your skin from harsh elements, and control the amount of vigorous exercise you do.

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