When you start losing your hair, you may want to cut it very short and see how you feel about having a cropped look.
If you do lose all your hair, you have a choice of cover-ups. Or you can go bold and bald. The bare-headed look, accented with dramatic makeup and big, flashy earrings, can be stunning.
Most women, however, want to find some way to disguise their bareness—and keep warm. Then it's a matter of what you're most comfortable with: a wig, a scarf, a hat, or a baseball cap. (Some good resources for purchasing hair-coverings are listed at the end of this section.) Hair Loss and Your Children
From the time they can reach and grab, babies like to feel their mother's hair. It's a part of the warmth and nurturing process, especially during feeding time. As they grow up, little girls often like to play hairdresser with their mother, and boys often get a kick out of pulling their mom's ponytail. So it's natural that hair loss could be an issue for some kids. One patient's children, to...
There are a lot of side effects that patients deal with when they have a flare-up of their IBD. One thing that is often overlooked when discussing the side effects or symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease is what it can do to the hair. Unfortunately hair thinning and loss is a very unpleasant side effect for many patients. While hair loss might not be the most medically significant problem it can still be a devastating one.
There are several reasons for the hair loss experienced in IBD patients. The first reason for this issue is due to malnutrition. Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight over a short period of time may be at a higher risk of experiencing hair loss or thinning of the hair. The mal-absorption of nutrients in IBD patients can also cause issues with hair loss even when the patient maintains a stable weight. Normally this kind of hair loss is only temporary and the hair grows back as nutritional status returns.
You've been diagnosed with breast cancer. Your oncologist says you need chemo. Your first thought? "I'm going to go bald!" Well, possibly not; and being prepared for hair loss, both practically and emotionally, is your best antidote to fear and depression.
1. Find out if hair loss is a side effect of the drugs you're taking.
Some of the chemotherapy drugs prescribed for breast cancer are almost guaranteed to make you bald. Adriamycin, for example, causes complete hair loss, at least on top of your head; you may keep your eyebrows and eyelashes.
Methotrexate, on the other hand, is a lot gentler to your hair; while you may suffer some thinning, chances are you won't lose your hair completely.
How do you know if the specific drugs you're receiving will make you bald? Well, you can't know for sure; we all have our own personal reaction to chemo. But ask your doctor for a complete list of the known side effects of your chemo drugs; this will at least give you a start...
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