Losing your hair? Be sure to see a doctor

There are many “miracle” cures available for hair loss. Unfortunately, even after spending hundreds and thousands of dollars, none of those “cures” seem to work. For women, hair loss is particularly difficult. The New York Times recently published an excellent article on the need to to see a Doctor if you are experiencing hair loss. here is an excerpt;

“No one wants to lose their hair, but for women it is especially traumatic. Men can shave their heads and look hip, even sexy. Most women don’t want to be bald. Though it is more common — and visible — in men, many women lose their hair. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 30 million women in this country have hereditary hair loss, compared with 50 million men. But many additional women experience thinning hair that results from menopause or health problems.

If your hair is coming out, be advised that of the multitude of treatments on the market for women, few are worth your money, says Dr. Melissa Piliang, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic.

Americans spent an estimated $176 million on hair loss products last year, and chances are some of that money was not well spent. Don’t let charming salon owners, seductive ads or fancy gimmicks convince you otherwise.”

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