How Menopause Changes Your Hair
Dr David Fenton Blog
by Clinic Team
1d ago
Menopause is a major milestone in a woman’s life, bringing with it various physical and hormonal changes. While hot flushes, mood swings, and weight gain are some of the most common changes you’ll experience, many women also see a change in their hair. Hair loss and thinning are common side effects of the menopause, and they can be particularly challenging to deal with. In today’s blog, we’ll explore how the menopause affects your hair, whether you can prevent menopause related hair loss and thinning, and the treatments available to manage these changes. How does the menopause change the hair ..read more
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Hair Loss in Young Men on the Rise
Dr David Fenton Blog
by Clinic Team
1M ago
In recent years, there has been a significant increase in hair loss among young men. It’s estimated that around a quarter of men in their 20s are now showing signs of balding due to male pattern baldness, also known as androgenetic alopecia. Early onset hair loss doesn’t just affect the scalp – it has a significant impact on the self-esteem of young men. Here, we explore the factors contributing to the rise of hair loss in younger males and effective strategies for managing and treating it. Lifestyle factors to blame for rise in early onset hair loss The rise in early onset hair loss in young ..read more
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What You Should Know About Finasteride
Dr David Fenton Blog
by Clinic Team
2M ago
Millions of men around the world use Finasteride to combat hair loss, an FDA-approved medication. However, after a significant rise in reports of patients experiencing severe side effects, health officials in the UK are now warning of the dangers the drug presents. Patients are urged to discontinue use if they experience severe side effects such as suicidal thoughts or depression. Here we’ll explore the potential risks associated with Finasteride and the alternatives available for those affected by its adverse effects. Men warned over the dangers of Finasteride Finasteride is widely recognised ..read more
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Can Stress Cause Hair Loss?
Dr David Fenton Blog
by Clinic Team
3M ago
Have you ever felt like your hair is thinning after a period of intense stress? You’re not alone in wondering if there’s a connection between the two. The truth is stress can play a role in hair loss. If you’ve been going through intense periods of stress, you may experience both hair thinning, and patchy areas of hair loss. To mark Stress Awareness Month, we’ll examine how stress can trigger hair loss, the types of hair loss it can cause, and what you can do to treat it. Can stress trigger hair loss? Research indicates that stress can indeed be a significant factor leading to hair loss. When ..read more
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Keratin Microsphere Gel Could Be Promising Hair Loss Treatment
Dr David Fenton Blog
by Clinic Team
3M ago
Keratin is a naturally occurring protein that helps keep your hair, skin and nails healthy and strong. Your body produces keratin naturally, but there are a whole host of keratin shampoos and conditioners available that claim to strengthen hair and improve its appearance. Now, new research from Japan has revealed that keratin microsphere gel could be an effective new treatment for hair loss. In a study conducted on mice, this novel gel has demonstrated promising results, like those of established treatments like Minoxidil. Here we’ll explore the study’s findings, what keratin microsphere gel i ..read more
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Hair Loss Drug Could Potentially Reduce Heart Disease Risk
Dr David Fenton Blog
by Clinic Team
4M ago
Imagine if a pill for hair loss could also reduce your risk of heart disease. Well, apparently it can according to recent research carried out by scientists in the United States. They’ve found that Finasteride, a go-to drug for battling male hair loss, can also protect the heart. Here we explore the results of the recent study and what it means for you. Understanding the latest study Researchers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the University of Maryland discovered that Finasteride can significantly lower cholesterol. The study included analysing data of 155 men aged over 5 ..read more
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NICE Approves First Drug to Treat Severe Alopecia Areata
Dr David Fenton Blog
by Clinic Team
4M ago
The National Institute for Health, and Care Excellence (NICE) has given the green light to Ritlecitinib, making it the first medication approved to tackle severe alopecia areata. This approval paves the way for its availability on the NHS in England, with Scotland also on the verge of deciding whether to offer it to patients. But what exactly is Ritlecitinib, and does it hold the potential to be a cure for alopecia areata? Here we’ll explore what the drug is, how it helps combat hair loss, and whether it could be the cure patients have been waiting for. What is Ritlecitinib and how does it hel ..read more
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FDA Investigating Ozempic Side Effects Including Hair Loss
Dr David Fenton Blog
by Clinic Team
5M ago
Ozempic, a medication initially approved for managing diabetes, has recently come under scrutiny by the FDA due to reported side effects, including hair loss. The drug, which is commonly used as a weight loss solution, particularly among celebrities, is now being investigated for its potential adverse effects. Here we’ll explore the risks associated with Ozempic, including its controversial link to hair loss. Understanding the Dangers of Taking Ozempic Originally designed to treat Diabetes, Ozempic is also known to be effective at treating obesity. The fact it is so effective at shedding exces ..read more
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Male Smokers Face Higher Risk of Hair Loss
Dr David Fenton Blog
by Clinic Team
5M ago
A recent study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology has revealed a concerning link between smoking and hair loss in men. The research indicates that male smokers, particularly those who smoke at least 10 cigarettes a day, are significantly more prone to developing androgenetic alopecia. Here, we’ll explore the results of the study and how smoking and other lifestyle factors contribute to hair loss. Understanding the Latest Study The recent research was a meta-analysis of eight different studies, taking a comprehensive look at the relationship between smoking and hair loss. Its find ..read more
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Understanding the Different Types of Hair Loss
Dr David Fenton Blog
by Clinic Team
6M ago
Hair loss, a common concern affecting millions of people across the UK, can occur for various reasons and manifest in different forms. Understanding the specific type of hair loss that you’re experiencing is crucial in determining the most effective treatment approach. In today’s blog, we’ll explore the different types of hair loss, including Androgenetic Alopecia, Anagen Effluvium, Telogen Effluvium, and Alopecia Areata. Androgenetic Alopecia Androgenetic Alopecia, also known as male or female pattern baldness, is the most common type of hair loss. In men, it typically manifests as a receding ..read more
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