Alopecia: Genes, Hormones, and More Causes of Hair Loss

Alopecia: Genes, Hormones, and More Causes of Hair Loss

  Understanding the “why” of hair loss can inform the “how” of personalized treatment. By HPI Contributing Partner, Bianca Garilli, ND   Hair loss, or alopecia, is a common complaint by patients, male and female alike. It can affect localized regions (like the temples and crown of the head seen in male-pattern baldness), the entire scalp, and sometimes can even …

Health and Hairloss HPIHair Nashville, Tennessee

Hair Loss Clinical Studies & Trials

Alopecia affects millions of people around the world and does not discriminate against age, gender, and ethnicity. Androgenic alopecia, male or female patterned baldness, is one of the most common types of alopecia; however, alopecia areata, totalis, and universalis also affect a large part of the population. Because so many people worldwide are affected, there are continuous on-going studies to …

Trichophagia, Trichotillomania, Nashville, TN

Emily – 11 year old BFRB SuperHero overcomes Trichophagia

The kids in our TLC community face incredible challenges with their BFRB’s (Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors). Sometimes every month, every week, every day is a challenge. And yet, our kids show such resilience and strength! At eleven years old, Emily is one our BFRB superheroes. She showed the first signs of hair pulling at only six months old, although her parents …

Balding, Bald

Was I born bald?

Was I Born Bald???? Hair loss and thinning hair are conditions that are not all equal country to country. If you are a male living in the Czech Republic, you have a 42.7% chance of going bald. The US ranks 6th behind the UK for bald men  https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/life/762227/hair-loss-bald-men-country. If you want to keep your locks hop the next flight to Japan, or …

Holiday shopping and holiday stress

Holiday Hair Stress

The holiday’s can be a very stressful time. Most people are aware that stress can take a toll on your mental well-being, but did you know that stress can also affect your hair? Often times stress and anxiety can cause hair loss, which may induce more stress initiating a vicious cycle. Hair loss can be a complex issue. Stress and …

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

HAIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW: Is “Wearing Hair” really fashionable?

It’s October, yes, and Halloween is quickly approaching; but that’s no reason to be spooked by the thought of taking those 1st steps towards doing something about your hair loss.  Or, the option of simply enhancing your own hair. Although when the hair replacement industry first began, there were some pretty scary stories of their procedures and certainly no one …

BACK TO SCHOOL WITH BFRB & TRICHOTILLOMANIA

First and foremost, we’d like to thank our friends at The TLC Foundation for a great amount of information, tips, & tricks for our body focused repetitive behavior clients! Their newsletters, webinars, and resource lists are so very helpful for us and our trichotillomania community, and we’re grateful to have them as an outlet to better ourselves as well as …

Driving in the Sun

Sunshine is not always the best medicine!

Most of us anticipate summer all year round! Between the sun, the golden tans, the outdoor activities, & the upbeat attitudes, what’s not to love about summer!? They often say, “Sunshine is the best medicine.” While there is some truth to that, we have to make sure we’re protected from the dangers that come along with the excitement of the …

Dear Stress, Let’s Break Up!

Stress can come from anywhere- at any time, the older we get, the more susceptible we seem to be to this imaginary bully and its destructive ways on our well-being. It seems to creep in at the most inconvenient moments and wreak havoc. Impacting our social life, eating habits, sleep, exercise plans, confidence, and overall demeanor, stress is something no …

Researchers discover that balding, gray hair are controlled by skin cells

Although it was not their original intent, researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, have discovered that skin cells are directly responsible not only for turning hair gray but for balding as well. They published their study results in the journal Genes & Development.  Researchers have discovered that skin cells control balding as well as the graying of …