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9 Reasons for Hair Loss in Women

From the Show: HER
Summary: Thinning up top? Stress, heredity, thyroid disorder, autoimmune diseases, and menopause are just some of the reasons you might be losing your hair.
Air Date: 3/27/14
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pamela Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Doris Day, MD
doris day Doris Day, MD, is a board certified dermatologist who specializes in laser, cosmetic and surgical dermatology on the Upper East Side in New York City.

Her private practice includes national and international celebrities. Dr. Day is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and is a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at the New York University Langone Medical Center where she was presented with the award for Dedication and Excellence in the Teaching of Dermatology.

Dr. Day is a highly-respected and sought-after media personality in the area of cosmetic dermatology. She has written and spoken extensively in this area including hour-long documentaries on cosmetic procedures for the Discovery Channel.

She is also a frequent guest expert for Good Morning America, GMA Health, and The Mike and Juliet Show, and has had several appearances on CNN, The Today Show, iVillage, The Tyra Banks Show and many other television and internet events, as well as features in major women's magazines including In Style, Allure, Vogue, Glamour, W, and Redbook. She has also been a frequent guest host for "Healthy Life" on ABC News Now, and has a monthly column in Health magazine.
  • Book Title: Forget the Facelift: Turn Back the Clock with Dr Day’s Revolutionary Four-Step Program for Ageless Skin
9 Reasons for Hair Loss in Women
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, most people lose 50 to 100 strands of hair daily. On days that hair is washed, that number increases to 250 strands.

You may think that hair loss is more common in men than women. Men tend to start losing hair in their 30s and 40s, whereas thinning in women’s hair begins in their 40s and 50s... but can actually occur as early as their 20s.

However, the reasons why women lose their hair are different from men. Stress, heredity, thyroid disorder, autoimmune diseases and menopause are just some reasons you might be losing your hair.

If you’re noticing significant hair loss and shedding, it is very important to see a dermatologist to help find the reason you’re losing your hair.

How do you give your hair the best chance to grow as thick as possible? 

Just like your body and skin, your hair ages. There are certain anti-aging products you can use to help your hair. One brand, Restore, has products that contain antioxidants that help nourish your hair follicle and your scalp, making your hair healthy and vibrant.

Board certified dermatologist, who specializes in laser, cosmetic and surgical dermatology, Doris Day, MD, shares why women suffer from hair loss and ways to help fight hair loss.

5 hair loss solutions:

1)   Cortisone injections
2)   Restore hair products
3)   Latisse
4)   Rogaine
5)   Supplements such as Viviscal


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