August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month! It's important for us to spread the word and create awareness about this issue that affects so many year after year! This month highlights the impact that hair loss can have on our lives that many are too embarrassed or afraid to talk about still.
According to research, 35 million men and 21 million are suffering with hair loss in the U.S. alone, with over 810,000 of them getting professional treatment.
The average number of hair follicles on the scalp is 110,000 and it’s very natural for a person to lose 50 to 100 hairs a day during the body’s renewal process. If you see bald patches or experience excessive thinning, you are suffering from hair loss, commonly referred to as alopecia.
For those that suffer with signs of hair loss, there can be numerous underlying causes; like genetics, medication, metabolic problems, styling practices, chemotherapy, exposure to radiation and other harmful chemicals. You can also experience hair loss from a fungal infection, trauma from injury or damage from compulsive pulling and that’s not to mention nutritional deficiencies and hormonal factors like thyroid disease, skin disease or even stress.
They say that by the age of 35, most men and women would have experienced some form of hair loss, and with so many being affected by this issue, the American Academy of Dermatology decided to officially declare August as National Hair Loss Awareness Month.
By observing this month, those who suffer from hair loss-related issues can be educated about their condition and empowered to reach out for help to discover the potential causes and treatments which exist for them. And most importantly, it shows them that they are not alone in this.
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