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Hair Loss In Women – What’s Going On?

Hair is one of the first things people notice about us when we meet them. Hair conveys aspects of your style and personality.

I have always had thick hair and I must admit I have taken it for granted – well until now. Seeing strands of hair on my hands after simply stroking my curls, noting hair bundles on my clothes throughout the day and excessive hair loss in the shower drain have sent my alarm bells ringing.

I am not alone with this issue I can tell you now. There are many women fearful of simply touching their scalp as I type.

So what is happening really?

Not a simple answer sorry. There are so many factors that need attention – luckily we have lots of tools to restore balance to our bodies.

So let’s journey together once more.

Hair loss in women is a common problem, especially during menopause. It can be distressing and negatively affect self-esteem, but there are many strategies and treatments to manage hair loss in women.

The medical term for baldness is alopecia. Complete baldness of the scalp is alopecia totalis. Continue reading to learn more about what causes hair loss in women and about treatment strategies. You’ll learn that some types of hair loss in women are temporary, while others may be permanent and require treatment. Reasons for hair loss in women are varied and many.

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MTHFR Gene Mutation – How It Affects Your Health

Have you been googling for ways to improve your health and come across suggestions to test MTHFR? What is MTHFR and what does it have to do with any of your conditions? 

If you are one of the 60 percent of people with a genetic defect in the MTHFR gene, it could affect your ability to successfully manage conditions such as Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, cardiovascular states/high blood pressure, joint inflammation/pain, or brain-based symptoms.

MTHFR is the acronym for MethyleneTetraHydroFolate Reductase, an enzyme involved in processing folate, or vitamin B9, into a usable form the body can assimilate. It’s also necessary to metabolize folic acid, a synthetic form of folate used in supplements.

Thanks to the popularity of gene testing, people can now learn whether they have a mutation in the MTHFR gene. If so, it means their methylation pathways are impacted and contributing to health challenges.

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