Tuesday, 2 August 2016

11 Causes of Hair Loss in Women

It’s true that men are more likely to lose their hair than women, mostly due to male pattern baldness, but thinning hair and hair loss are also common in women. Causes of hair loss in women can range from the simple and temporary a vitamin deficiency to the more complex, like an underlying health condition. Read on to learn the causes of hair loss in women.

Different types of hair loss and their causes:

1. Physical Stress

Any kind of physical trauma surgery, a car accident or a severe illness, even the flu  can cause temporary hair loss in women. This can trigger a type of hair loss called telogen effluvium. Hair has a programmed life cycle: a growth phase, rest phase and shedding phase. “When you have a really stressful event, it can shock the hair cycle, (pushing) more hair into the shedding phase,” explains Marc Glashofer, MD, a dermatologist in New York City. Hair loss often becomes noticeable three-to-six months after the trauma.

2. Anemia

Almost one in 10 women aged 20 through 49 suffers from anemia due to an iron deficiency (the most common type of anemia), which is an easily fixable cause of hair loss in women. Your doctor will have to do a blood test to determine for sure if you have this type of anemia. A simple iron supplement should correct the problem. In addition to hair loss, other symptoms of anemia include fatigue, headache, dizziness, pale skin, and cold hands and feet.

3. 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 anti depressants, beta-blockers and non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs.
1. During telogen effluvium, hair shifts faster than normal from its growing phase into the “resting” phase before moving quickly into the shedding or telogen phase. 
2.Women with telogen effluvium typically notice hair loss 6 weeks to 3 months after a stressful event. At its peak, you may lose handful of hair.
3. In some cases, such as pregnancy or major surgery, have to bide your time until the hair loss slows. 4. If medication is the culprit, talk to your doctor about lowering your dosage or switching drugs. 
5. If it’s stress-related, do your best to reduce anxiety. 
6.Try these simple tips for relieving stress and worrying.

4. Hypothyroidism

1. Hypothyroidism is the medical term for having an under-active thyroid gland. 
2. This little gland located in your neck produces hormones that are critical to metabolism as well as growth and development. 
3. when it’s not pumping out enough hormones, can contribute to hair loss. Your doctor can do tests to determine the real cause. 
4. Synthetic thyroid medication will take care of the problem. 
5. Once your thyroid levels return to normal, so should your hair.

5. Alopecia Areata

Researchers believe that alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease. Auto immune means the body attacks itself. In this case, the body attacks its own hair. This causes smooth, round patches of hair loss on the scalp and other areas of the body. People with alopecia areata are often in excellent health. Most people see their hair re-grow. Dermatologists treat people with this disorder to help the hair re-grow more quickly.

6. Lack of Protein

If you don’t get enough protein in your diet, body may ration protein by shutting down hair growth, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. This can happen about two to three months after a drop in protein intake, they say. There are many great sources of protein, including fish, meat, and eggs.

7. Emotional Stress

Emotional stress is less likely to cause hair loss than physical stress, but it can happen, for instance, in the case of divorce, after the death of a loved one, or while caring for an aging parent. More often, though, emotional stress won’t actually precipitate the hair loss. It will exacerbate a problem that’s already there. As with hair loss due to physical stress, this shedding will eventually abate. While it’s not known if reducing stress can help your hair, it can’t hurt either.

8. Extreme Weight Loss

Crash dieting and losing a lot of weight suddenly or too quickly can adversely affect the growth of your hair. This is because, usually these diets deprive your body of essential nutrients or put a ban on eating certain food groups which then impact your hair growth.

9. Vitamin B Deficiency

Although relatively uncommon in the U.S., low levels of vitamin B are another correctable cause of hair loss in women. Like anemia, simple supplementation should help the problem. The natural vitamin B in fish, meat, starchy vegetables and non-citrus fruits. As always, eating a balanced diet plentiful in fruits and vegetables as well as lean protein and “good” fats such as avocado and nuts will be good for your hair and your overall health.

10. Menopause

A lot of changes take place in a woman’s body once she hits menopause and one of them can be hair fall. This is because estrogen hormone levels are low in the body. They can make the hair dry and also cause hair loss if due care isn’t taken. It is essential to use mild shampoos and condition your mane as well as eat right.

11. Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania is a type of mental disorder known as an impulse control disorder. In trichotillomania, people feel compelled to impulsively and repeatedly pull out their own hair, which can result in noticeable hair loss. People with trichotillomania experience a constant urge to pull out the hair from their scalp, eyelashes, nose, eyebrows, and other areas of their bodies.

Monday, 9 May 2016

13 Healthy Foods To Increase Breast Milk

There are certain foods that increase breast milk and enhance lactation. Breast milk contains all the prime nutrients required for an overall growth and brain development of a newborn baby. Here is a list of the top foods that you must include in your diet to increase breast milk. These are best foods to increase breast milk production & are great in terms of bringing you back to health, as well as aid in milk production.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Popsicle Stick Photo Frame - Using Different colors of Ice Cream Sticks

How to make photo frame with Popsicle sticks in simple steps at home. Follow the below steps to make a simple yet colorful photo frames at home. By using medium or large size colorful ice cream sticks, depends upon the photo size we use it. 

photo frame by popsicle stick

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Top 7 Stretch Exercises After Your Work Out

Stretching after a workout helps to reduce muscle fatigue. When you stretch after a workout, your muscles are warm and increase in blood circulation and muscles to recover faster from a tough workout. Warm up stretches aren't just about avoiding injury but they also help you perform at a higher level during the main exercise session. And cool down stretches can help with muscle recovery and development.
Stretch Exercises after work out

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Renew Indian Passport In Singapore

I've Got My Indian Passport Renewed in Singapore and Sharing My Experience as Below:

We can start applying for the renewal of our Indian passports one year before the expiry date. For example, If your passport expiry date is 31st Dec'15, You can apply for a new passport any time after 1st Jan'15. I heard from my friends that we can apply before 1 year as well. However, I'm not sure about that. It takes approximately 10-15 working days to receive the new passport. I've received Passport in just 5 working days though.
Republic of India- Passport

Monday, 22 June 2015

Singapore Transportation System

Singapore has the most efficient transportation system in the world. Each and every place in Singapore is very well connected with trains and buses. Railway transportation is called as Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)

mrt train in singapore

Onion Juice for faster Hair Growth and Remedies

Onions are rich in sulfur-containing compounds that are responsible for their strong odor. Sulfur is a powerful detox element and helps body to release toxins, especially for the liver. Onion is the richest dietary source of quercitin, a powerful antioxidant flavonoid that has been shown to thin the blood, lower cholesterol, ward off blood clots and fight asthma, chronic bronchitis, hay fever, diabetes, atherosclerosis and infections and is even linked to inhibiting certain types of cancer. Onions are also naturally anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and antiviral. 
Bright Onions