You might already know that hair loss can be genetic (thanks, grandma) or due to hormonal disruptions—but have you ever heard the one about masturbation causing hair loss? There are a couple of internet theories and urban legends out there. Some say that since cum contains protein, ejaculation causes loss of protein which, in turn, leads to hair loss. Others say that, for dudes, masturbation increases the hormone DHT which is responsible for male-pattern baldness. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below A lot of these ideas center around guys...so you may be wondering if your dude is on his way to a bald existence. Or, you might be worried your solo seshes could damage your beautiful head of hair, too. Either way, Mona Gohara, M.D., dermatologist at Advanced DermCare and associate clinical professor at Yale School of Medicine has some serious thoughts on this one. Okay, could masturbation really cause hair loss?"There is no scientific correlation between masturbation and hair … [Read more...] about Does Masturbation Cause Hair Loss?
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In a series of experiments with mice, Johns Hopkins investigators have used an experimental compound to successfully reverse hair loss, hair whitening and skin inflammation linked by previous studies to human diets heavy in fat and cholesterol. The investigators say the compound halts the production of certain fats called glycosphingolipids, or GSLs, that are major components of skin and other cell membranes. Current research shows that mice fed a diet high in fat and cholesterol are more likely to have hair discoloration from black to gray to white, extensive hair loss and inflammation of skin exhibited by multiple wounds. Feeding these animals the compound, however, appears to reverse such symptoms. The Hopkins investigators caution that such results in mice do not mean that the same effects would occur in people, and there is no evidence at this time that the compounds they used would be safe in people. But the findings, they say, do shed light on possible pathways for addressing … [Read more...] about Experimental drug reverses hair loss and skin damage linked to fatty diet, shows new study in mice
Briel said her classmates would tease her about the bald spots and asked her mother if she could shave all of her hair off last week. (SWNS) A 9-year-old girl who was taunted at school after her hair started falling out bravely rose above her bullies and had it all shaved off. Briel Meadows, of Wilmington, N.C., began developing bald spots in January and by June, had lost around 55 percent of her long blond hair through alopecia. The third grader said her classmates at school would stare, laugh and chant: “You have bald spots, you have bald spots.” Briel’s mom, ICU nurse Patricia Meadows, 34, said it was hard when her little girl came home in tears and she felt unable to help. Meadows feared she was pulling her locks out due to stress. SURGEONS REATTACH TEEN'S SEVERED ARM AFTER UTV ACCIDENT But in May, a diagnosis confirmed Briel had alopecia. Alopecia areata is a disease which causes the immune system to attack cells in the body. It causes hair loss on … [Read more...] about Girl bullied over hair loss condition shaves head
When hair loss becomes a problemEveryone loses hair. It happens during your morning shower, while you’re blowing it dry, or when you give it a quick brush—and that’s normal. “On average, we lose fifty to a hundred hairs a day,” says Francesca Fusco, MD, a New York City dermatologist who specializes in hair loss. “That’s just hair going through its cycles, and there will be a new one to replace it.” Advertisement - Continue Reading Below But hair loss may be a sign of a more serious medical condition that needs an evaluation by a dermatologist and possible treatment. Here are 10 causes of hair loss and how to deal with them.1. Telogen effluvium Telogen effluvium is a phenomenon that occurs after pregnancy, major surgery, drastic weight loss, or extreme stress, in which you shed large amounts of hair every day, usually when shampooing, styling, or brushing. It can also be a side effect of certain medications, such as antidepressants, … [Read more...] about 10 Causes of Hair Loss in Women
WELLNESS 06/15/2018 05:45 am ET Here’s what you should know and how to stop it. By Kristen Adaway Everyone experiences intermittent stress in life. Professional and personal demands, illnesses and trauma can wreak havoc on your mental health. Sometimes that stress can trigger your body to react in ways that can be frustrating and embarrassing. These include issues like brittle nails, acne breakouts and hair loss. What gives? The type of hair loss that results from physical and emotional stressors is called telogen effluvium, in which large amounts of stress push hair follicles into a resting period. As a result, the hair begins to shed, causing the appearance of thinning, which can be more prominent in certain areas of the scalp than others. “The hair follicle has its own life cycle — growth, transition, resting and falling out of hair shaft,” said Dr. Julia Tzu, a double board-certified dermatologist and the founder and medical … [Read more...] about Is Stress Causing Hair Loss?