Women make up 40% of American hair loss sufferers
You lose from 50-200 hairs a day
Hair loss can be triggered by 30 different medical conditions and several lifestyle factors
Causes: Diet, medication, chemotherapy, radiation, genes, infection
FACTS ABOUT HAIR LOSS
The average scalp has 100,000 hairs. Each follicle produces a single hair that grows at the rate of half an inch per month. After growing for two to six years, hair rests awhile before falling out. It's soon replaced wth a new hair, and the cycle begins again. At any given time, 85% of hair is growing and the remainder is resting. When this cycle is disturbed, then you start to lose your hair.
HOW HAIR GROWS
Adjusting to permanent hair loss is challenging for most women. Hair loss in women can be absolutely devastating for the sufferer's self image and emotional well being. Since hair loss doesn't appear to be life threatening, most physicians pay little attention to women's complaints about hair loss and essentially tell their patients that "its no big deal", and that "you'll just have to live with it."
These physicians don't seem to realize that the psychological damage caused by hair loss and feeling unattractive can be just as devastating as any serious disease and takes an emotional toll that directly affects physical health.