Hair Loss

Hair Loss women

Last Updated February 21st, 2019

Overview of hair loss

On a regular basis, we are subjected to innumerable harmful environmental factors like pollution and allergic agents. Each of these has detrimental effects on human body. The part of the body that is adversely affected each day due to various factors is “hair”. According to a recent survey by International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, the percentage of men experiencing significant hair loss by the age of 35 is 40 and percentage of women having a noticeable loss of hair by the age of 60 is 80.

 

What is hair loss?

Hair Loss causesHair loss or “alopecia” is the partial or complete disappearance of hair from the most vital areas of the body (mainly scalp) where hair is normally present.

It can occur either in irregular patches or over a larger area.

Consistent loss of hair can eventually lead to baldness.

On an average, 1,00,000 to 1,50,000 hairs are present on the adult human head, out of which nearly 100 hairs are shed each day.

 

Mechanism of hair loss

A single hair is composed of a protein called “keratin” which is produced in the individual hair follicles on the external layer of the skin (epidermis). Every time these follicles generate new hair cells, the existing hair cells are shed. This mechanism takes place at a constant rate (6 inches per year). The hairs normally present on the head are strings of dead keratin cells. At any time, about 90% of the hair on a human being’s scalp is in the process of continuous growth. Each hair follicle has its distinct life cycle which is regulated by factors like – age, clinical conditions, mental state etc. The life cycle of hair follicles is divided into three distinct phases-

  • Anagen phase: This is the active growth phase of a hair follicle in which cells present in the root of individual hair actively divide, leading to the continuous growth of newly generated hair. It lasts for 2-6 years.
  • Catagen phase: This is the transitional phase in which hair growth does not occur due to the absence of cell division and reduction in length of the hair follicle. This lasts for 2-3 weeks.
  • Telogen phase: This is called the “resting” phase. It continues for 2-3 months. At the end of this phase, the existing hair is shed and is shortly replaced by new hair.

 

Causes of hair loss

Hair Loss womenLoss of hair is a natural phenomenon and happens on a regular basis. But there are few definite causes of abnormal loss of hair which are as follows-

  • Infections: Fungal infections caused by tinea capitis, dissecting cellulitis, folliculitis (inflammation of hair follicles) or secondary syphilis.
  • Medications: Partial or complete loss of hair can be a result of few medications (high blood pressure medicines, NSAID, diuretics etc)
  • Radiation: Prolonged exposure to harmful radiations like UV rays, or radiation during Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy (cancer patients)
  • Trauma: Trauma due to external injury, surgery or excessive pulling of hair while tying it causes hair loss. Massive loss of hair caused by pulling or bending of hair is called Trichotillomania.
  • Hormones: Hair loss occurs in the post-natal and post-menopause phase due to a decrease in the level of estrogen. A few fertility stimulation drugs like clomiphene cause loss of hair.
  • Thyroid problems: Hypothyroidism causes frontal hair loss and Hyperthyroidism cause parietal hair loss.
  • Toxicity: Harmful chemicals (lead, arsenic, mercury) present in the air of industrial areas or in hair products cause hair loss
  • Diet: Diet deficient in essential vitamins like Vitamin C, Vitamin B or minerals like iron or proteins can trigger hair loss
  • Diseases: Acute skin disease called eczema affects the scalp
  • Tumor-like growth causes localized baldness or diffuse hair loss
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Natural hair loss due to age
  • Physical or mental stress can cause a type of hair loss called telogen effluvium
  • Excessive alcohol or tobacco consumption
  • Limited physical activities
  • Limited intake of water
  • Regular bathing in hot water
  • Absence of sun-protection

 

What are the warning signs of hair loss?

Hair loss is not prominent in the initial stage since a person loses hair naturally on a daily basis. But excessive hair loss leads to few obvious signs and symptoms –

  • Thinning of hair all over the head
  • Hair receding from the frontal or parietal region
  • The appearance of irregular patches of baldness
  • Constant itching of the scalp
  • Reddishness and tenderness of the scalp
  • Formation of dry flakes on the scalp (dead keratin cells)
  • Extremely dry scalp
  • Dry and brittle hair
  • Pigments or rashes on the scalp (in advanced stages)
  • The coarse texture of hair

 

Types of hair loss

Based on several etiological factors, hair loss or alopecia can be of the following types-

  • Involutional alopecia: It is caused due to an age when numerous hair follicles go into the telogen phase (resting phase)
  • Androgenic alopecia: Receding hairline is observed along with disappearing hair from frontal scalp and crown. It is genetic in nature and can affect both men and women.
  • Alopecia areata: It starts abruptly and causes patchy hair loss in children and adults.
  • Alopecia Universalis: It causes loss of entire body hair (scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows and pubic hair)
  • Trichotillomania: It is caused due to compulsive pulling and stretching of hair. It is also called Traction alopecia.
  • Telogen effluvium: Temporary loss of scalp hair
  • Cicatricial alopecia: It occurs due to scalp inflammation or scalp diseases (lichen planus) and destroys the regenerative capacity of hair follicles.     

 

Treatment and Prevention

Hair Loss before afterThe initial stage of hair fall is managed with changes in diet and hair care patterns. However, if no positive effect is observed, investigations might help to diagnose the underlying cause such as thyroid disorders or anemia.

Medications have been prescribed by doctors (trichologists) to manage hair loss. Two medications which have been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are as follows:

  • Minoxidil- It comes as an over-the-counter medication. It can be a liquid or foam for topical application (has to be applied directly on the scalp).
  • Finasteride- It comes in a pill form to be taken daily only by male patients.

Both the medications have some side effects. They are effective only until the time they are being used continuously. After stopping the use of medications, the hair fall may resume.

  • Hair transplant and restoration surgeries are the recent modes of hair replacement. Surgeries are expensive and might incur few side effects.
  • Laser therapy- low-intensity lasers have been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These help to minimize hair fall and increase the hair density

Hair fall can be prevented by consuming an appropriate diet (based on the advice of your nutritionist). Vitamin and mineral supplements should be taken as per the advice of your doctor. Appropriate hair care regime should be followed and chemical and heat treatment should be avoided as much as possible.

Facts

  • Hair analysis can be done in order to test for illegal drug use or to conduct criminal investigations.
  • It is estimated that we lose nearly 50 to 100 hairs normally every day.
  • Heat deteriorates the protein structure of the hair; exposing it to heat treatment (such as curlers, straighteners etc.) or chemical treatment can make it fragile and prone to breakage.

Facts

  • Traction alopecia (loss of hair due to tight pulling) is a condition resulting from a very tight hairstyle (such as a tight ponytail).
  • It is usually believed that the genes responsible for hair fall are inherited from the mother which is a myth. Genetic hair loss can be inherited from either side of the family.

Facts

  • Steroid administration for a very long time can increase the possibility of hair fall in males.
  • Several underlying health conditions like iron deficiency anemia, thyroid disorders can be the culprit behind hair fall.

Related Conditions

Want to live a healthy lifestyle?

Subscribe to free FactDr newsletters.

REVAMP YOUR

If you're enjoying our website, we promise you'll absolutely love our new posts. Be the first one to get a copy!

Get factually correct, actionable tips delivered straight to your inbox once a week.

I want the latest scoop on :

We hate spam too. We will never share your email address with anyone. If you change your mind later, you can unsubscribe with just one click

By clicking Subscribe, I agree to the FactDr Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy and understand that I may opt out of FactDr subscriptions at any time.

 

Dos and Don'ts

Dos
  • Consult a trichologist and explore the remedies for the hair fall if you observe a receding hairline, patchy hair loss, loss of hair on the body, thinning of hair etc.
  • Take care of the scalp hygiene. Appropriate scalp hygiene is essential for healthy hair. Scalp and hair should be cleaned with the help of a mild shampoo on regular basis.
  • Manage your stress levels. Stress is related to conditions that involve hair loss such as telogen effluvium, trichotillomania, and alopecia areata.
  • Incorporate foodstuffs such as pumpkin seeds, green tea, soya etc. in your diet. These cause a reduction in the dihydrotestosterone (DHT) production causing a reduction in hair fall.
Don'ts
  • Indulge in smoking. Smoking might aggravate the hair fall owing to the irritation caused to the hair follicles.
  • Have consumption of too much red meat such as pork, beef etc. This might lead to the activation of dihydrotestosterone and worsen the situation.
  • Expose your hair to heat treatments as they weaken the protein structure of the hair and make it dry and prone to breakage.
  • Use hair dyes with chemicals such as hydrogen peroxide, ammonia, resorcinol etc. as these may cause scalp irritation and damage the cuticle of the hair.

 

 

 

Related Conditions

Trending Topics

ASTtest-liver
AST- Aspartate Aminotransferase Test AST test is a blood test that is used to measure the level of a particular liver enzyme…
anti-thyroglobulin antibody
Anti-Thyroglobulin Antibody test Anti-thyrogloubin antibody test measures the level of antibodies that attack the thyroid gland cells and are hence indicative…
Vitamin K2: 8 reasons why you need this bone-building & cancer-fighting nutrient Vitamin K2 is claimed to be essential for your bone health, for reducing the risk of cancer, and…
Maltitol: Things you must know about this artificial sweetener Sugar alcohols are produced by fruits and vegetables. Maltitol is an artificially produced sugar alcohol and is used…
diverticulitis diet
Diverticulitis diet: The right way to eat if you suffer from the disease Are you suffering from diverticultis but clueless about your diet ? Read this complete plan for diverticulitis diet…
TBHQ: A carcinogen lingering in your child’s favorite snacks TBHQ - Why you should shun the practice of eating instant noodles or microwave popcorn to get rid…
Lectin: The common link of proteins between peas and people Lectins are a type of protein that are found majorly in legumes. Most people are find it easy…
folate test
Folate test The Folate test is used to measure and monitor the levels of folic acid in the blood. The…
Top 6 remedies to treat a razor burn at home Symptoms of razor burn include bumps on the skin, redness, and irritation of the skin. Find easy and…
cytomegalovirus iGG
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)- IgG Test The cytomegalovirus IgG is the immunoglobulin protein produced by our immune system when the body is infected by…
passion fruit juice
Passion fruit: How one exotic fruit can help you fight infections and cancer! Passion fruit: Why does this exotic fruit have such an enticing name? And how can it protect you…
abdominal-CT-scan- image
Abdominal CT scan Abdominal CT scan is a diagnostic imaging technique that provides a clear picture of the state of internal…
Ferritin blood test
Ferritin Test Ferritin test is a blood test that provides vital information on the level of RBCs and iron in…
Pulmonary Function Tests Pulmonary function tests (PFT’s) are non-invasive breathing tests employed for diagnosing and monitoring lung diseases such as bronchitis
The science behind daith piercing: Can it really cure migraine? Since the ear has several pressure points, it is believed that daith piercing activates the vagus nerve and…
low fodmap plan
Troubled with IBS? Here’s a complete roadmap to the low FODMAP diet Leaky & inflammatory gut troubling you? No medicine bringing you relief from the pain? Why not try the…
How do neutrophils protect you from fatal bacterial attacks? During an infection, certain enzymes alert the mature neutrophils.  Neutrophils then travel through the bloodstream to the affected…
rubella IgG test
Rubella IgG Test The rubella IgG test is a blood test that checks for the rubella virus IgG antibodies present in…
The real reason why you shouldn’t be eating ramen noodles Instant ramen noodles might be your go-to snack for your hunger pangs. But with each spoonful you are…
BRAT Diet: What is the right way to follow this diarrhea-relieving diet? BRAT diet, a simple diet consisting of just bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast, can help you combat the…
Juice Plus: Can you really replace actual fruits with pills?  Juice Plus supplements intend to fill nutritional gaps present in our daily diet. But how successful have they…
Silicon Dioxide: How can a component of sand be essential to your wellbeing? Silicon is one of the most abundant elements in the nature. Find out how silicon dioxide can prove…
Quinine: How gin and tonic came to be known as a potent health elixir The discovery of quinine-containing tree bark is sometimes considered the most serendipitous medical discovery of the 17th century.
IGE test
IgE test – Immunoglobulin E IgE or immunoglobulin E test is a test that measures the level of IgE in the blood and…
Stye : The best natural home remedies to ease the pain Styes developing inside the eyelid tend to be more painful whereas external styes are less painful and ooze…
hlab27 test
HLA-B27 test The HLA-B27 is a blood test that is used to determine the level of a particular protein called…
HELICOBACTER_PYLORI---IgG
Helicobacter Pylori – IgG Test Helicobacter pylori IgG test is a blood, saliva, and urine test performed to determine if the patien is…
serum zinc test
Serum Zinc Test The serum zinc test is a blood test performed to assess the zinc level in the blood (serum)…
Bubble Tea: Bubbling with nutrition or a hidden sugar mine? The tapioca pearls present in the tea looks like bubbles and hence the name bubble tea became popular.…
Chromium Picolinate: An essential mineral supplement for faster weight loss Did you know that about 1.6 million deaths were directly linked to diabetes globally? How is it linked…
Chlorella: Therapeutic powers of the billion-year-old algae now within your reach Chlorella - A billion year old nutrient-rich algae that can potentially ward off cancers and high cholesterol; the…
serum electrolyte test
Serum Electrolyte If there is an electrolyte imbalance in the body, a serum electrolyte test will help to find out…
Milk Thistle skin
Milk Thistle: Find possible cures for fatal diseases in these purple blooms Milk thistle is well-known for treating liver conditions. However, did you know that it comes with a plethora…
maltodextrin sugar
Maltodextrin: What are the hidden health benefits of this food additive? Maltodextrin is one of the few food additives that has been relatively deemed safe. Many experts now have…
Bloodtestalbumin
Albumin Test Albumin test or blood serum test is a liver function test that measures the amount of the protein…
RHEUMATOID_FACTOR_(RF)
Rheumatoid Factor (RF) Rheumatoid factor or RF is a blood test used to diagnose painful joint conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis…
Jackfruit: Slice your way into higher immunity, better digestion, & more… Native to the South East Asia, the jackfruit is a fruit brimming with thousands of health benefits. Discover…
shakeology woman
Meal replacement or protein drink? Learn all about Shakeology and its claims Shakeology from Beachbody claims to be the most suitable shake that can aid in weight loss, regulate blood…
POSTPRANDIAL-BLOOD-SUGAR
Post-Prandial Blood Sugar Postprandial blood sugar test is an important diabetes diagnosing tool. This simple blood test measure the level of…
lipoprotein A
Lipoprotein (A) Test Lipoprotein (A) test is used to measure and monitor the levels of LDL(Low-Density Lipoprotein) in the bloodstream in…
autoimmune diseases facts
Autoimmune Diseases: Find out if your body is attacking you right now Did you know your body can harm itself? What are autoimmune diseases and why does it harm some…
green poop causes
Green poop : What are the reasons and how can you correct it Ever sneak a peek down the toilet only to shockingly find green poop? Why does our poop turn…
GM Diet: The fastest way to lose weight or yet another hoax diet? General Motors started this trend of extreme dieting for 7 straight days to ensure its employees were able…
Poop chart: Top things you didn’t you your poop could reveal about you Bristol poop chart was designed during the 1990s in order to help doctors identify various types of poops…
lipid-profile
Lipid Profile Lipid profile is a blood test that provides complete information on how much cholesterol is present in the…
GGt test
GGT – Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase Test GGT or gammaglutamyl transferase test is a liver function test that is used to detect the extent of…
random blood sugar test
Random Blood Sugar Test The random blood sugar or RBS test is a blood test prescribed mainly to check the level of…
TPAB test
Treponema Pallidum Antibody(TPAB) test Treponema pallidum bacteria a gram-negative bacteria that has helically coiled, corkscrew-shaped cells, responsible for STDs such as syphilis.
Eustachian Tube : Functions and top home remedies to prevent its infection Pressure equalization, mucus drainage and protecting the middle ear from bacteria and viruses are the three important functions…
liver cleanse detox
14 go-to foods that are best for a complete natural liver detox Liver cleanse can be achieved by just choosing or avoiding certain types of food. Liver itself is a detoxifying…
Barium-enema
Barium Enema Barium enema is also known as colon x-ray. Here, the patient is asked to consume small amount of…
EMA antibodies
Endomysial Antibodies (EMA) Test EMA test is an investigative blood examination to locate the presence of certain antibodies, called Endomysial antibodies or…
Free T3 test
Free Triiodothyronine (FT3) Test The free triiodothyronine or FT3 test is an important blood test that is used to detect the level…
CLA: A breakthrough weight loss supplement with minimal side effects Tried every weight loss supplement in the market with no substantial gain? Why not try CLA supplements, derived…
Cystoscopy Cystoscopy is intended to look at the abnormalities in the ureters, bladder, and urethra, to assist surgeries performed…
nutritional yeast bread
Nutritional Yeast : How can a fungi culture be good for your body? Nutritional yeast: How a simple culture of fungi can transform your skin, digestion, immunity , and much more.…
How accurate is the hair follicle drug test? Hair follicle drug test is one of the best ways to identify drug use in professional circles. But…
reflexology massage
Top reasons why you should go for a reflexology massage today Reflexology involves the application of pressure to your feet and hands to encourage self-healing. Could this be beneficial…
Balneotherapy jacuzzi
5 things you didn’t know about balneotherapy and how you can do it at home Sauna baths have been popular since a long time. But how much more beneficial can balneotherapy be as…
beta 2 glycoprotein 1 IgG
Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgG Beta 2 glycoprotein 1 antibody test involves detecting and measuring the presence of the IgG class of beta…
Helicobacter pylori IGA
Helicobacter Pylori – IgA Test The H.pylori IgA test is a blood test used to identify the level of IgA antigen in the…
hidden benefits walking
9 benefits of walking we bet you didn’t know! Did you know walking can be the miracle pill for eternal youth? Everyone knows walking is good for…
Jicama: A fiber-rich tuber for your weight loss goals Pronouced as HEE-kah-ma, Jicama is the "new kid on the block" that has taken the world by the…
carrageenan seaweed
Carrageenan: How a simple seaweed extract could better your gut health & immunity Eat more ice cream to prevent cold and flu? –With carrageenan you get one simple seaweed extract that…
Moringa drink
Moringa: This could be the most nutrient-dense food known to us! Moringa is a lush green tree brimming with over 90 essential nutrients required for a healthy mind and…
Piaget stages: Do they accurately describe the way the human brain develops?  A common assumption was that children are less competent thinkers as compared to adults, but this was refuted…
SIBO Diet: The important dos and don’ts of this gut-healing diet A SIBO diet is a diet that works by eliminating certain sugars from your diet and adding fibers…
CBC blood test
CBC (Hemogram 6-part diff) blood test CBC (Hemogram 6-part diff) blood test refers to the test that measures the number of RBCs, WBCs, etc…
Colloidal silver benefits
Colloidal silver: An essential dietary supplement or yet another pharmaceutical hoax? Colloidal silver is hailed as an effective home remedy for infections. Many believe it can treat HIV and…
Hydroquinone: Is it the best topical treatment for hyperpigmentation? Darkening of the skin due to high melanin levels is called hyperpigmentation.  Hydroquinone interferes with melanin production thus treating…
beta hcg test
Beta hCG Test A Beta hCG test measures the level of human gonadotropin hormones present in the blood that is primarliy…
DHEAS test
DHEA Sulfate (DHEAS) Test DHEAS or DHEA Sulfate test is prescribed if an individual shows symptoms of abnormal adrenal actvity such as…
Panera bread steak arugula
Panera Bread: The truth behind this “healthy” restaurant chain What to order and what to avoid when dining at Panera Bread ? Know more about this popular…
oral hygiene tips
6 shocking consequences of bad oral hygiene (and how to avoid them) Did you know bad breath is not just turning off, but also harms your body in ways you…
Garlic health benefits cloves
Garlic: Nature’s white pill as an effective home remedy What are the secrets hidden in these tiny white pills? Find out the immense health benefits of using…
Bromelain: 11 reasons why you should start adding pineapple to your pizza! If you didn't love pineapples already, here are some of the top health benefits that bromelain can bring…
Epley maneuver: Why is this the best protection from the symptoms of vertigo? Epley maneuver is an exercise that can treat the symptoms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).  It was…
Carb Cycling: Weighing the pros vs the cons of this diet routine Completely discarding carbs from your life will do you more harm than good. Read more about carb cycling,…
Tart Cherry: The healthiest excuse for taking that second serving of pie Tart cherry has been traditionally used in delectable desserts such as pies. Recent studies have revealed that its…
glucose-tolerance
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test – GTT Glucose tolerance test (or Oral GTT) is used to detect the onset of diabetes or prediabetes conditions. It…
Chest X-Ray A chest x-ray is a diagnostic test that uses x-rays to visualize the structures inside your chest. It…
blood elements analysis
Blood Element Analysis Test A blood element analysis is a blood test performed to measure the level of toxic elements such as…
eating disorder anorexia
Eating Disorders: Lifestyle choice or a psychological condition? Is eating disorder just a harmless bad habit? Or does it represent grim psychological disorders? Do you want…
ashwagandha brain
Ashwagandha: The best-kept secret of Ayurveda now revealed! Ashwagandha literally means "smell of horse". Don't get bogged down by that one tiny detail because this ayurveduic…
Horny Goat Weed: Can it improve libido in human beings too? This plant got its name as Horny Goat Weed when one of the goats feeding on the plant…
Cayenne: The remarkable benefits of these red hot chili peppers These may make you rush for a glass of water, but cayenne pepper is actually a healthy additive…
bilirubin-test-result
Bilirubin Test Bilirubin is a substance produced in the body as a result of red blood cell breakdown. A bilirubin…
myelogram
Myelography Myelography is an important diagnostic tool that is used to investigate and identify abnormalities in the spine and…
shiitake mushrooms healthy
What are Shiitake Mushrooms and why should you eat them? Shiitake Mushrooms are well known for their smoky and robust taste. However, did you know they are replete…
lifestyle diseases
The Big 5 lifestyle diseases: How your everyday living might be killing you You'd be shocked to know how unhealthy and potentially fatal your everyday routine could be. Has the modern…
liver detox facts
7 liver detox facts and why ignoring these could kill you! Are you taking care of this organ that handles over 500 different vital functions in your body? Your…
dance health benefits
5 unbelievable effects of dance on your overall health! You enjoy dancing, but did you know what else it does to your body? Dancing is not only…
acne removal tips
Anatomy of acne: 7 instant steps to kiss those zits goodbye Blackheads, whiteheads, or pimples-call them what you may. Acne is never good news.Did you know some of the…
cold flu sinus treatment
How to beat the common cold, flu, and sinus infection instantly? Can you guess some of the easiest tricks to treat cold and sinus infections? How are these different…
Pumpkin Seeds: Why pumpkins are more than just for pies! Pumpkins have been long associated with Halloween carvings and delicious pies. But did you know that pumpkin seeds…
antibiotic resistance
Antibiotic Resistance: How common diseases become deadly Can a cold kill you? How important is to get a flu shot? Why do antibiotics fail against…
Kava: Is it the healthy substitute for alcohol you have been waiting for? Native to the beautiful South Pacific islands, Kava is a famous beverage rooted in the local culture. It…
Erythritol: A healthy sugar substitute or yet another marketing ploy? Erythritol is a popular choice of a healthy alternative sweetening agent in foods. But how healthy can a…
Is bronchitis contagious? And how to prevent this infection? It is acute bronchitis that is contagious which means you can contract it from another person or you…
Chondroitin spine health
9 amazing ways chondroitin can help you bounce back to health Chondroitin is naturally found in meat, especially in the connective tissues of animals. Chondroitin works by reducing the…
ketoacidosis diabetes
HB1Ac Test HB1Ac test is an important blood test that is used to measure the levels of glycated hemoglobin in…
erythropoetin test
Erythropoietin (EPO) Test Erythropoetin stimulates the production of RBCs in bone marrow thus an erythropoetin test is done to diagnose blood…
occupational hazards types
Occupational Hazards: How to vouch for your health at your workplace Occupational hazards affect millions worldwide. Chemical spills, faulty wires, deadly pathogen, and work-stress can happen anytime. Follow these…
sleep deprivation
Don’t let your sleep deficit grow into memory loss or heart attack Why is sleep important for us? How could sleep deprivation harm you? We bet you didn't know about…
aspartame or sugar
Aspartame – Hidden truths about this storm in a teacup Aspartame, the artificial sweetener, has gone under the scanner on several occasions for allegedly doing more harm than…
boost brain health
The ultimate tips on how to boost your brain health Would you like to be smarter? Want a sharp memory but bored of doing sudoku? Try salsa or…
Creatine: Is this the right peak athletic-performance supplement for you? Creatine is the amino acid that boosts our energy. Did you know creatine supplements can help you reach…
xylitol gum
Xylitol : Is this the right sugar substitute for you? Discovered during World War 2 owing to sugar shortage, xylitol has become a common name in pharamaceutical industry.…
Coconut sugar: What is it and is it healthier than table sugar? In the long list of things that the wonderful coconut gives us, coconut sugar is another remarkable addition.…
Astaxanthin: Why experts believe it could be 550x more potent than vitamin E! What is astaxanthin and why is this new supplement on the block touted as the most powerful antioxidant…
Water Fasting: What are the pros and cons of this practice? Fasting is defined as a procedure that involves the restriction of food intake. This practice has been widely…
Lauric Acid: 8 health benefits you can derive from coconuts Appropriate use of saturated fats containing lauric acid can provide you numerous health benefits. This is the main…
Urologist: When should you visit one and why? A urologist can treat not only genitourinary problems of both men and women but also can treat various…
Top reasons why you need to pay attention to your vitamin B6 intake Vitamin B6- An essential water-soluble vitamin. Its deficiency leads to physical changes such as sores & glossy tongue…
How to scrub away stress and fatigue with an Epsom salt bath? Epsom salt is a popular home remedy for many skin ailments. Though there is a lack of scientific…
Internal bleeding brain
Beware: Ignoring these tell-tale signs of stroke could cost a life The signs and symptoms of a stroke differ depending on which part of the brain has been affected.…
arterial-blood-gas
Arterial Blood Gas Analysis Arterial blood gas analysis is a diagnostic procedure used to determine the volume of oxygen and carbon dioxide…
EEG
Electroencephalogram – EEG EEG or electroencephalogram is a diagnostic tool used to access the functioning of neurons and brain activity to…
improve digestion weight loss
Power up your gut: 8 proven steps on how to improve your digestion Did you know you have a colony of bacteria in your gut that help you in digesting food?…