Have you noticed that you are losing your hair? According to Kimberly Salkey, MD, EVMS Assistant Professor of Dermatology “People lose hair for many reasons,..Hair loss can be genetic or related to stress, illness or disease…”
You are not alone if you are suffering from hair loss. The most common type of hair loss (alopecia) is male or female pattern baldness according to Dr. Salkey. 40% of women experience hair loss and about one-half of men begin to bald by the time they are 30 years old, and most are either bald or have a balding pattern by age 60
Treatments exist and range from “topical steroids, injections or oral medications”.
Learn more about hair loss by clicking on the links below
American Academy of Dermatology Hair Loss: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcome
CBS Hair Loss
CNN Hair Loss
Mayo Clinic Hair Loss Treatment and Drugs
The National Library of Medicine MedlinePlus Hair Loss
The Wall Street Journal The Search for a Baldness Cure
This blog is about consumer health topics of interest to the general public and a vehicle to promote the Edward E. Brickell Medical Sciences Library and library outreach events.
Ruth Smith, MLIS