You look in the mirror one day and notice a widening part or a patch of scalp showing through your once-thick mane. Maybe you spot an alarming clump circling the shower drain. Such moments are especially frightening for women, says Shani Francis, MD, director of the Hair Disorders Center of Excellen
One of the most challenging things about hair loss is figuring out why it’s happening. The list of causes ranges from genetics to medication to lifestyle. While it can be hard to pinpoint the cause right away, knowing the possibilities can help you figure it out.
Most of us can blame Mom and Dad for
By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've engineered cells capable of automatically detecting and treating psoriasis flare-ups in lab mice -- in an early step toward a "precision" therapy for the chronic skin disease. Experts said they were
By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who develop the painful rash known as shingles appear to face a short-term increase in their risk for having a stroke or heart attack, new research indicates. The finding was based on the tracking of heart health amo
Many things can cause women to lose more hair than normal: genetics, illness, stress, medical conditions or hormonal imbalance, aging, and even what you eat. The first step is to work with your doctor to find out what's causing the problem. There may be treatments that can help restore your locks.
Psoriasis treatment has come a long way in the past 10 years. That's welcome news for the 7.5 million Americans with this complex skin disease. "Every year, we've had either a new medication or a new use for one of these medications," says Michael P. Heffernan, MD, with Central Dermatology in St. Lo
Want another good reason to stay at a healthy weight? It can help you manage your psoriasis. It can also lower your risks of heart disease and diabetes, which are higher when you have this skin condition. Follow these steps.
Experts recommend a heart-healthy diet: Eat lots of fruits and veggies. Inc
Wouldn’t it be nice if your psoriasis would take a hike when you take a trip? Even though you can’t leave home without it, you can safeguard your skin against flare-ups and make sure it takes a back seat when you travel.
“Travel can be stressful, and stress is the most common cause of psoriasis flar
Winter can trigger psoriasis flares, but you have many ways to combat the drying effects of cold temps and indoor heating. Smooth on moisture. Keep your skin moist to ease redness and itching, and heal psoriasis patches. The thicker the cream or ointment, the better it is at locking water into your
Watch what you eat. Watch your weight. Both can affect the symptoms of psoriasis. Food doesn’t cause or cure this skin disease, but research shows it may calm itchy soreness and even clear up outbreaks.
If you have a lot of extra weight, losing some of those pounds may help. Some studies show that l