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Hair Loss Treatment Articles

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Why do I have hair loss?

Losing your hair or going bald is something that we associate with older men. Whilst this is true, younger people and women are also affected by this problem.

It is perfectly normal for us to lose hair every day but if the loss becomes more p...

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What is dihydrotestosterone (DHT)?

First of all, not all men go bald, and secondly, genes play a significant role in determining hair growth or loss in different parts of the body due to the presence of androgen receptors. Different androgens bind to the receptors and either activate ...

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Pubic lice - symptoms and treatment

Pubic lice are tiny insects which can be found on course human hair such as pubic hair, eyelashes, underarm hair, abdominal hair, facial hair and any body hair that is more course than that on your head.  The latin name for them is Pthirus Pubis...

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Minoxidil for hair loss

Minoxidil is a popular treatment for hair loss in both men and women, known under the brand name Regaine. It’s most effective in the early stages of hair loss, and in some cases can even cause hair to regrow. 

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Causes of hair loss

There are lots of possible causes for hair loss. Many of them are only temporary, but whatever the cause, it can be a distressing thing to experience. While it’s totally normal to lose some hair- such as the ones that come out in your hairbrush...

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Exploring the genetics of hair loss

When we think of hair loss we tend to think immediately of male pattern baldness and how this is linked to our family history.

In actual fact, hair loss can manifest itself in both males and females and whilst there are other influences which may ...

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Methods of facial hair removal

Unwanted facial hair can be embarrassing and unsightly for women. Luckily, there are plenty of methods for getting rid of it, some short term and others more permanent. There are also prescription treatments available for those of you who don’t...

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Causes of excess facial hair in women

Body hair is something totally normal for both men and women. However, for women, thicker, darker hair is usually located under the arms, the pubic region and the legs. In some cases though, women experience hair growth around the face.