Entries by Darryl Graham

Can Addictions to Drugs and Alcohol Cause Hair Loss?

ADDICTION IS A BIG PROBLEM IN AMERICA TODAY — AND SO IS HAIR LOSS. SOME RECENT PRELIMINARY RESEARCH HAS FOUND THAT THEY MIGHT BE RELATED. Last year, research presented at the annual conference of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons showed that specific lifestyle factors were predictors of increased hair loss in both men and […]

Modern Day Stress Diseases the Body Like Nothing Else Can

FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN, EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL STRESS CAN LEAD TO HAIR LOSS CONDITIONS. Daniel K. Hall-Flavin, M.D. writes in The Mayo Clinic Newsletter that emotional and physical stress can cause some hair loss conditions, including telogen effluvium and Alopecia Areata. But can the more common male pattern baldness – Androgenic Alopecia, also affecting […]

When Working Out, Make the Most of Your Testosterone

IF YOUR HAIR LOSS CONDITION IS DRIVEN BY TESTOSTERONE, WHAT YOU LACK IN HAIR CAN BE COMPENSATED FOR IN THE MUSCLE DEPARTMENT. It has become common knowledge that Androgenic Alopecia – male pattern baldness (MPB) and it’s equivalent in women – is driven by Testosterone. And while the body chemistry is a bit more complicated […]

We Need Our Backs and We Need Them To Be Strong

MAINTAINING A FITNESS PROGRAM OF STRETCHING EXERCISES IS VITAL TO ALLEVIATING BACK PROBLEMS. Back problems and exercise are a Catch-22. The more fit person is less likely to have back pain than sedentary, overweight individuals. Yet for many beginners at health and fitness, a too-vigorous or ill-advised start can often result in new or worse […]

Physical Causes and Treatment of Telogen Effluvium

THERE ARE MANY PHYSICAL TRAUMAS THAT CAN CAUSE SUDDEN HAIR LOSS, WHICH IS A REVERSIBLE, NORMAL CONDITION CALLED TELOGEN EFFLUVIUM. How can chemotherapy or a car accident cause hair loss? The drugs and the accident have nothing to do with hair follicles and are not meant to target hair follicles, but yet they can cause […]

Trichotillomania Is a Compulsion, Not an Ordinary Habit

TRICHOTILLOMANIA, THE COMPULSION TO PULL HAIR OUT FROM THE HEAD OR BODY, IS SO STRONG THAT IT GOES FAR BEYOND JUST A “HABIT.” There aren’t many statistics on trichotillomania (TTM). According to the Trichotillomania Learning Center (TLC) it’s pronounced: trik- oh-till-oh-may-nee-ah or “trich” for short and it’s a very “not out in the open” disease. […]

The Differences Between a Dermatologist and a Trichologist

THERE ARE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A DERMATOLOGIST AND A TRICHOLOGIST, BUT THE MAIN ONE IS THAT ONLY A DERMATOLOGIST IS A MEDICAL DOCTOR. When it comes to finding help for your hair loss, you may be wondering who to ask first and who specializes in hair loss problems and solutions. A great place to start might […]

Covering Bald Spots with Hair Extensions is Safe and Easy

HAIR EXTENSIONS ADD VOLUME, COVER SMALL BALD SPOTS, THICKEN THINNING PATCHES, ADD HIGHLIGHTS OR CHANGE YOUR LOOK ENTIRELY. Hair extensions are the one type of hair replacement that you don’t have to wear on your scalp, because the replacement hair is attached to healthy hair you have on your head, providing you have enough. The […]

Combine Men’s Hair Loss Treatments for Maximum Results

WHEN IT COMES TO HALTING MEN’S HAIR LOSS, “THE SOONER THE BETTER” IS THE GOLDEN RULE. GET STARTED BY LEARNING WHICH COMBINATION OF HAIR LOSS TREATMENTS MAY BE BEST FOR YOU. Because a single hair grows in a cycle of active growth, fall-out and replacement, when hair fall-out exceeds hair growth and replacement, then hair […]