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Causes of Hair Loss in Women

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As a woman, you may hope you never experience hair loss of any sort. However, an estimation provided by the Cleveland Clinic suggests that over 50 percent of women will experience some degree of hair loss. If you’re one of the women who suffer from hair loss, you may wonder what caused it.

Heredity

Female-pattern hair loss (FPHL) is a hereditary issue. You may inherit the genes associated with FPHL from your father, mother, or possibly both. FPHL is the leading cause of hair loss in women. In fact, studies show that 30 million women in the U.S. experience hair loss for this reason.

Generally, this type of hair loss begins when you’re in your 40s, 50s, or 60s. However, you may experience it earlier in some cases. Moreover, it may worsen after menopause due to the lack of estrogen your body produces.

What to Know About Skin Cancer Diagnosis, Recovery, and Prevention

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One in five people in the United States will receive a diagnosis of skin cancer before their 70th birthday. There are more cases of skin cancer diagnosed each year than all other types of cancer combined. The risk of developing skin cancer is shared by everyone, and the rising rates over the last decade prove that everyone should understand more about skin health.

When Should You Visit the Dermatologist to Get a Mole Examined

Clumps of melanocytes, also known as moles, are common. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, a majority of people have between 10 to 40 moles. Many moles are not a cause for concern, but some aren’t always just cosmetic; sometimes, moles are cancerous. You should understand the signs that may mean a mole requires an examination by a dermatologist.

4 Tips for Managing Rosacea

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Rosacea is one of the most common long-term skin conditions, and it can also be one of the most frustrating. While no cure for rosacea exists, you can do a lot to manage the condition and minimize the discomfort it can cause. Discover four tips for managing rosacea that can help you feel more in control of the condition.

Understanding Discolored Skin Patches on Children

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If you are a parent and just noticed that your child has suddenly developed discolored skin tone patches on their face or body, you may wonder what the cause of this sudden skin discoloration is and whether it is treatable. You may be surprised to hear that skin pigmentation conditions are common in children, and most are no cause for alarm and easily treatable.

Weak Nailbeds and Skin Lesions? Managing Lichen Planus

If you notice that your toenails are thinning or splitting, or if you notice purplish flat bumps on your skin, you may be dealing with an inflammatory skin condition called lichen planus. Make sure to visit a dermatologist for a diagnosis and to rule out other similar skin conditions. Read on to learn more about this condition and how to treat it.

Your Guide to Treating Xanthelasma

If you have yellowish lumps around your eyes that have a soft, flat appearance, you may have a condition known as xanthelasma palpebrarum (xanthelasma for short). Sometimes, the lumps may have an elevated, fatty appearance. Xanthelasma is caused by cholesterol deposits that pool beneath the skin. Keep reading for everything that you need to know about treating and managing xanthelasma.

Hair Loss and Teenage Girls: What Parents Need to Know

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Self-confidence is important in the teenage years when hormone changes lead to sensitive emotions and a rapidly changing body. Adjusting to these changes can be challenging for many teens but even more so for teens who experience unexplained hair loss. Understand and discuss the causes of hair loss with a dermatologist, as this can help keep your teenager’s hair healthy and her self-esteem positive.