Six New Causes of Hair Loss
Posted by Karen Yale
At an ever-increasing rate, more men and women are experiencing hair loss due to several new factors including:
- Nutritional deficiencies and fluctuating hormone levels. Research has shown in certain circumstances zinc, iron and protein can help assure nutritional needs for hair growth are met.
- Prescriptions. Today’s popular blood thinners, arthritis, depression, gout, birth control pills and high blood pressure medication can cause hair loss.
- Weight loss. Certain individuals experience hair loss after losing 15 pounds or more.
- Stress. Traumatic events like the death of a loved one or divorce can constrict blood supply and nutrient uptake into the hair follicle.
- Diseases. Auto-immune, thyroid, and diabetes are becoming more prevalent today and can cause hair to fall out.
- Chlorine, metals, minerals. Found in our water can contribute to thinning.
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4 Most Common Lung Diseases
Posted by Gary Gendron
Tens of millions of Americans suffer from various lung diseases, typically caused by smoking, infections and heredity. Here are the most common:
Lung cancer. The second leading cause of death after heart disease, lung cancer accounts for nearly 30% of all cancer deaths – claiming the lives of 158,000 Americans this year. More people die of lung cancer than of breast, colon and prostate cancer combined. Continue reading “4 Most Common Lung Diseases” »
Enlarged Prostate Affects Urination, Frequency and Overall Health
Posted by Tim Cleland
At some point in their life, most men will experience prostate enlargement, also called BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia). More than 90% of men over age 80 are affected.
In men, urine flows from the bladder through the urethra. As the prostate cells gradually multiply, its enlargement presses on the urethra and causes bladder problems. Then the bladder has to more forcefully push to release urine. Continue reading “Enlarged Prostate Affects Urination, Frequency and Overall Health” »