Being in my late thirties with a toddler to chase after, I felt exhausted during the second pregnancy and absolutely wiped out after the birth. It was a physical and mental challenge going from one to two.
The feeling you have as an alopecia sufferer is initially panic followed by "oh god not again"!? Because the thing is you never know when a patch is going to appear - when it's going to grow back - if it's going to grow back?
There are certain realities you have to face when you have a cancer diagnosis. Life is never going to be quite the same again. Chemotherapy saps your strength and energy levels and the radiotherapy is sore long after you leave the unit, but worse than the treatment itself, for many women, is the hair loss.
It isn't often that women take grooming tips from Wayne Rooney, but when his hair transplant made tabloid headlines, God help me, I wanted one. So was this new treatment a men-only thing?
My short, wispy fringe is not some kind of fashion statement. I try to keep it hidden but when my hair is newly washed thick tufts of it stand up on end. It looks ridiculous but at least it shows my hair is recovering from what is fetchingly known as postpartum hair loss.
Plug grafts are an archaic form of hair transplantation that was popular in the 1980s. They left many patients with results which were not aesthetically pleasing and many people have turned to today's refined techniques in order to rectify the appearance of their scalps.
One of the biggest fears when going bald is what other people will think. I used to ask myself questions like "Will people make fun of me?" "Will I be attractive?" "Will people think I look weird?"
Several incorrect media articles over the last few days have been published stating middle-aged men with a certain balding pattern are at an increased risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer than men with no baldness. Well, this is highly inaccurate in my opinion and unfortunately caused a great deal of men unnecessary anxiety and stress.
Make sure your diet contains lots of protein to keep your hair in tip-top condition. The amino acids in protein help cell regeneration and growth, which is important when it comes to giving your hair a helping hand.
One day, with an unprecedented smugness, I was presented with something when looking in the mirror. There, before my burnt mug, was an unfathomably small, but nonetheless present, crack in my hairline.
Peri-menopause generally begins in the mid to late forties. It takes anything from four to ten years and the average age for the onset of true menopause (when periods cease completely) is 51 years.
Following the story's publication the Belgravia research team carried out some further investigations into the drug to see if there was anything else alopecia sufferers should know about tofacitinib citrate. We uncovered some very interesting yet disturbing facts.
It is a complete myth that baldness is inherited from only the mother's side of the family. You hair future is determined by genes from both sides of your family and you have likely ended up with some mix of your parents' hair genes.
Just like skin, the condition of your hair is an outward sign of inside health. The cells that make up each strand of hair require a regular supply of key nutrients.
Boy George appeared to have suffered with hair loss for many years after reviewing many pictures of him and more than likely the reason behind why he worn so many hats and made those big flamboyant hats part of his image in my opinion.
New mums are always asking me what they can do about postpartum hair loss. This is the hair loss that is experienced by probably 50% of new mums, some to worse degrees than others.