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Psychological consequences of alopecia on women

In an article for The Hippocratic Post, Dr. Omar Milhem, a Pharmacologist and spokesperson for the National Hair Council, wrote about female hair loss. He said, “Knowing how common hair loss is and how important self-image is to most women, it’s concerning that they feel less attractive and avoid certain social circumstances when suffering.” He wrote to raise awareness about autoimmune diseases Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Totalis and Alopecia Universalis, which cause hair loss of varying degrees. The more common Alopecia Areata can cause patchy hair loss on the scalp that sometimes reverses itself. Alopecia Totalis and Alopecia Universalis can cause ... Read More

Community supports little girl with alopecia

There are many reasons people suffer from hair loss. They all face both the emotional consequences as well as the high cost of treatments or wigs. Some experience hereditary hair loss which is often associated with age and known as pattern hair loss. This affects both men and women. Some suffer hair loss as a result of toxic drugs, such as during chemotherapy. This is usually expected to be a short term side effect. But for some, such as a growing number of those who have used chemotherapy drug Taxotere, they have found that their hair did not grow back ... Read More

Women open up on Instagram about hair loss

September is Alopecia Areata Awareness Month. NewBeauty honors the month by reposting several women’s Instagram posts where they open up about their experiences with alopecia and show photos of themselves just as they are, without wigs or hats. Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss and can be used to describe those who experience hair loss for a variety of reasons. Alopecia can be caused by genetics, which is often called pattern hair loss, and risk generally increases with age. An autoimmune disease known as alopecia areata can affect those of any age and often appears in childhood. It ... Read More

Alopecia story inspires girls to donate hair for children’s wigs

September is Alopecia Areata Awareness Month where many who suffer from the autoimmune disease that causes hair loss, often beginning in childhood, are reaching out to their families, friends and communities and telling their stories with the hopes of raising awareness and support for those who face the challenges of this disease. There is, as of yet, no cure for alopecia areata. One young woman in Northern Ireland heard just such a story and was inspired to do something. Agriland reports on what happened when Nicola Edgar (24 years old) watched a local documentary about hair loss and spoke to ... Read More

Study compares Zytiga and Taxotere for high-risk prostate cancer treatment

A recent study compared Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) plus prednisolone (AAP) versus Taxotere (docetaxel). The study analysed data gathered in STAMPEDE, a Phase 2/3 trial, which has prospectively studied more than 9,000 patients and includes six different approaches to treating high-risk or metastatic hormone sensitive prostate cancer. Two of the treatments included in STAMPEDE were AAP and Taxotere added to the standard hormone deprivation therapy, with 377 patients randomly assigned into the AAP treatment group and 189 into the Taxotere group. Both drugs had previously shown promise in improving survival in patients with high-risk prostate cancer when compared to the standard treatment ... Read More

One woman recounts alopecia journey

During the month of September, which is Alopecia Areata Awareness Month, many people are telling their stories, not only encouraging others who suffer from this autoimmune disease that causes hair loss, but also introducing themselves to the public, hopefully helping to destigmatize baldness by sharing their personal stories of overcoming adversity. The Suffolk News Herald allows Ericka Counts a platform to tell hers. Counts said she began noticing her hair loss during her freshman year in college. Alopecia areata affects people of all ages, but it often first appears during childhood. It is an autoimmune disease that can lead not ... Read More

‘See Us in September’ ask those with alopecia

September is Alopecia Areata Awareness Month. The National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) has introduced a new awareness and fundraising campaign called “See Us in September” designed to help the public really see and understand those who are different because they are living with this autoimmune disease that causes hair loss. Instead of the stigma that is often associated with baldness, especially female baldness, NAAF hopes to see communities celebrating uniqueness and they encourage individuals with alopecia to plan events where they can share their stories. As people hear the stories of the adversity that many with alopecia areata have faced, ... Read More

Hair loss stories from everyday women bravely speaking up

In honor of August being National Hair Loss Awareness Month, TODAY addresses an important issue that isn’t often discussed — female hair loss. The month is set aside to help raise awareness of a condition that deeply impacts the emotions and self-esteem of both men and women, but for women it can be more difficult as our culture is less accepting of female hair loss. “For a man to have a bald head or even a shaved head, it’s so common. For women, there’s still a lot of social stigma to it and it’s tougher to accomplish that confidently,” Dr. ... Read More

When will female hair loss be socially accepted?

Lifestyle writer Paige Hiley writes for the Huffington Post UK about her personal experience with alopecia and asks why hair loss for men is seen as normal, but female hair loss is not. “There needs to be less judgement against women who have female hair loss because the more it becomes seen as ‘normal’ the more us women are able to walk around in public without worrying about everyone’s perceptions,” she writes. According to the Belgravia Centre, hair loss affects nearly 50 percent of women. There are several different common causes of hair loss. Hiley suffers from an autoimmune disease ... Read More

Bald first grader won Crazy Hair Day competition with jeweled head

Hair loss affects certain people as they age, both men and women. It affects those who are being treated for cancer, some more dramatically than others. Some cancer survivors discover that their hair never grows back after treatment as a side effect of certain chemotherapy drugs, such as Taxotere. Most people are familiar with hair loss, even baldness, in these circumstances; however, there is a different kind of common hair loss known as alopecia areata that affects as many as 6.8 million people in the United States, according to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation. This autoimmune disease often appears during ... Read More