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Hair Loss
Natural shedding of hair accounts for normal
daily hair loss. Recent measu...
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Alopecia
• Abnormal hair loss
• Most common types
– Androgenic alopecia
– Alopecia ...
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Emotional impact
• How perceived by others
– Recent study showed that compared to m...
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Emotional impact
• Men with severe hair loss
– Negative social and emotional effect...
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Androgenetic Alopecia
• CAUSE: a combination of heredity,
hormones and age causes p...
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Androgenetic Alopecia
• Can begin as early as teens
• Frequently seen by age 40
• B...
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Alopecia Areata
• Sudden loss of hair in round or irregular patches;
may occur on s...
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Alopecia Areata
• Occurs in males and females of all ages and
races
– Can begin in ...
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Postpartum Alopecia
• Temporary hair loss at conclusion of
pregnancy
• Growth cycle...
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Hair Loss Treatments
• Minoxidil
– Topical medication applied to scalp twice daily;...
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Summary
• Genetics, age hormonal changes, and the
immune system are factor of abnor...
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Dr Jennifer Martinick's shares reviews on Hair Loss

  1. 1. 4210011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 Hair Loss Natural shedding of hair accounts for normal daily hair loss. Recent measurements indicate that the average rate of hair loss is closer to 35 to 40 hairs per day
  2. 2. 421 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 Alopecia • Abnormal hair loss • Most common types – Androgenic alopecia – Alopecia areata – Postpartum alopecia – Over 63 million people in our country suffer from abnormal hair loss
  3. 3. 421 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 Emotional impact • How perceived by others – Recent study showed that compared to men who had hair, bald men were PERCEIVED as having a number of characteristics • Less physically attractive – by both sexes • Less assertive • Less successful • Less personably likable • Older – By about 5 years
  4. 4. 421 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 Emotional impact • Men with severe hair loss – Negative social and emotional effects – More preoccupation with baldness – Make effort to conceal or compensate for hair loss • Women with hair loss – Devastating- women try to hide it from everyone including their doctor – Causes anxiety – women feel helpless and less attractive
  5. 5. 421 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 Androgenetic Alopecia • CAUSE: a combination of heredity, hormones and age causes progressive shrinking or miniaturization of terminal hair, converting it to vellus hair • Known as male pattern baldness in men • Affects 40 million men in U.S. • Affects 20 million women in U.S.
  6. 6. 421 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 Androgenetic Alopecia • Can begin as early as teens • Frequently seen by age 40 • By age 35, almost 40 % of men & women show some degree of loss • Gene can be inherited from either side of family
  7. 7. 421 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 Alopecia Areata • Sudden loss of hair in round or irregular patches; may occur on scalp or anywhere else on body. It’s highly unpredictable; affects almost 5 million people in the U.S. • Immune system attacks hair follicles • Begins with one or more small, bald patches – Can progress to the total scalp hair loss (alopecia totalis) or complete body hair loss (alopecia universalis)
  8. 8. 421 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 Alopecia Areata • Occurs in males and females of all ages and races – Can begin in childhood • Scalp shows no sign of inflammation • No obvious signs of skin disorder or disease
  9. 9. 421 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 Postpartum Alopecia • Temporary hair loss at conclusion of pregnancy • Growth cycle generally returns to normal within one year after the baby is delivered
  10. 10. 421 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 Hair Loss Treatments • Minoxidil – Topical medication applied to scalp twice daily; proven to stimulate hair growth – Sold over the counter in 2 strengths: 2% regular & 5% extra strength; no known negative side effects • Finasteride – Oral prescription for men only – Side effects include weight gain & loss of sexual function
  11. 11. 421 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 Summary • Genetics, age hormonal changes, and the immune system are factor of abnormal hair loss • There are only 2 approved hair loss treatments Next lesson: disorders of the hair

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