11 Types of Alopecia or Hair Loss that you need to know about

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People often assume that hair loss occurs due to old age. On the contrary, various types of hair loss or Alopecia are caused due to dissimilar conditions like diseases and extreme stress. When it comes to the “age” bit, it is not just the elderly but also the youngsters and children, who suffer from various forms of Alopecia.

Here is a list of eleven common types of Alopecia or hair loss, which you need to know about.

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Smoking and Hair Loss: Understanding the Connect Between the Two

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Smoking is a personal habit that some of us have and it is no hidden fact that this habit is the root cause of several diseases such as – cancer, cardiovascular diseases and respiratory ailments. In extreme cases, it also leads to death.

As strange as it may sound, smoking does have an adverse effect on your hair. For instance, did you know that another risk of smoking is the thinning of hair and hair loss?

Before we proceed to understand how does smoking takes a toll on your hair, let’s understand the hair growth cycle.

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What are the Differences Between Male and Female Hair Loss Patterns?

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Losing hair is a traumatic experience for both men and women. According to the American Hair Loss Organization, 85% men experience hair thinning by the time they reach their 50s and about 25% of men see the first signs of hair loss even before they reach 21 years of age.

Even women face hair loss woes with approximately 40% of them suffering from hair loss. Also, almost 50% of them show signs of hair loss by the time they reach their 50s.

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What are the Psychological Effects of Hair Loss?

Psychological Effects of Hair Loss

Hair loss can be devastating. It opens floodgates of emotions for both men and women. To begin with, they lose their confidence and feel left out, especially when they are judged by their peers on the basis of their appearances. More often than not, they feel anxious and depressed. After all, it is not a choice they voluntarily opt for.

Here are some of the psychological effects of hair loss that people go through, which will give you a better perspective. Read on to know more.

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Hair Loss Myths : 8 Things That Are Believed To Cause Hair Loss

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No one wants to deal with hair loss. And why would they? A thinning mane or bald patch on the scalp is not something that anyone would want to wake up to and flaunt it before the rest of the world! But then, more than being scared of losing out their hair, they spend many sleepless nights worrying about the reasons, which can lead to hair loss. What they do not know, is that, most of the reasons are nothing but widespread myths.

Here are some of the common myths associated with hair loss. Go through them to get a better perspective.

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7 Ways to Tackle Your Hair Loss Problem

Hair Loss in Men

Hair loss is a common problem that affects both men and women. It not only alters their physical appearance, but also leads to emotional stress. For many, hair loss is the biggest problem that they have ever faced. The fact that 9 out of 10 men cite hair loss as a top concern, cements the fact that hair loss is not a thing that people take lightly.

If you too want to leave no stones unturned and tackle hair loss before it gets out of hand, here are some tips that will come to your rescue.

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15 Hair Growth Remedies That Range from Simple to Bizarre!

Beer as Hair Growth Remedies

A healthy, strong and lustrous mane is undeniably something that all of us desire. But due to dissimilar circumstances, there may be a decline in hair growth and no matter what we do, it becomes difficult to restore healthy hair and retain its growth. While there are advanced treatments and medications available for this purpose, sometimes, all you need is take a look at your kitchen cabinet and you’ll find the remedy sitting right there!

So, here is a list of hair growth remedies ranging from simple to bizarre. Take a look.

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7 Diseases That May Lead to Hair Loss in Men and Women

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People who suffer from chronic or short-term illnesses often suffer from hair fall and hair loss. More often than not, the underlying diseases lead to a temporary loss of hair (Telogen Effluvium). Let’s take a look at some of the diseases, which may lead to hair loss in both men and women.

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4 Ways to Prevent Hair Loss Due to Stress

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Our hair growth occurs in a cycle that begins with the Anagen or Growing phase, followed by the Catagen or Regression phase and then, by the Telogen or Resting phase and finally the Exogen or Shedding phase. The hair re-enters the Anagen/Growing phase after the Exogen/Shedding phase.

In the resting phase, the hair starts detaching from the follicles, leading to hair fall. One of the main reasons that can trigger hair fall in this stage is physical or emotional stress. Stress can lead to an imbalance of the hormones and confuse the immune system. As a result, your immune system will start attacking the hair roots and this will lead to temporary hair loss or Telogen Effluvium.

Here are some of the ways you can overcome stress and limit hair fall and hair loss.
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8 Underlying Causes of Hair Thinning and Hair Loss

Causes of Hair Thinning

It is quite common to find strands of hair on your hairbrush while combing, on the bathroom floor during a shower or on your pillowcase. On an average, both men and women end up losing 50-100 strands of hair, which is considered to be normal. But when the count is more and you end up with a thin layer of hair or hair loss, it is time to take charge and do something.

Before everything else, you must understand the underlying causes of hair thinning and hair loss. Let’s take a look at some of them.

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