I always thought the saying “Hair today, gone tomorrow” related to men. That’s not the case. It turns out that as we go through menopause, women can experience thinning of their follicles.
According to MedlinePlus , which is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, the average scalp has 100,000 hairs and each person loses approximately 100 hairs daily. Each hair grows an average of about half an inch a month and grows on average for 2-6 years. After a cycle of rest, the hair falls out and a new strand begins to grow in its place. Approximately 85% of your hair is in the growth phase, while the other 15% is in the resting phase.
So let's look at hair loss. “The main difference between male and female hair loss is that in women, hair follicles are rarely damaged, which means when the cause of the hair loss is addressed, hair can often regrow,” Barbara Seaman and Laura Eldridge write in the...
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...
Vegetables are going to be expensive this summer. And
because vegetables, especially above-ground vegetables like greens, broccoli,
and cauliflower, are the mainstay of a healthy diabetic diet, everyone who is
able should have a vegetable garden this summer.
I've just finished cutting back the old canes on my
raspberry bushes (and have a couple of jagged scratches across my face where a
belligerent raspberry cane attacked me without provocation), and now I'm
planning my vegetable garden.
Hmm. What should I plant this year?
Before I was diagnosed with diabetes , I loved succotash. I
always wanted to plant some, but I could never find any succotash seeds.
Whenever I asked at the garden store, the clerks would roll on the floor
I assumed that was because succotash seeds were so popular
they sold out on the first day of spring, so I kept coming in earlier every
year, but I was never able to find any.
One year, after the clerk pick...
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