Hair Loss: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Jennifer E. Engen

Hair loss, known clinically as alopecia, thins hair in some, changes the hairline in others, and can lead to partial or total baldness. While it’s usually hereditary and a result of aging (androgenetic alopecia, or pattern baldness), it can also be the result of physical or emotional stress, a side […]

Supplements to Treat Hair Loss in Both Men and Women

Jennifer E. Engen

Hair that is healthy, nourished, and voluminous is something that virtually everyone desires, but the quality of our hair is also a reflection of our bodily health. Any deficit in our bodies can cause hair loss, thinning, and dryness. Proteins, iron, zinc, and vitamin B12 maintain hair structure, encourage growth, […]

Crohn’s and hair loss: Causes, tips, and outlook

Jennifer E. Engen

Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune disorder and a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Some people with IBD experience hair loss that is usually temporary. This may be due to medication, malnutrition, stress, or other factors. Crohn’s disease leads to inflammation in part of a person’s gastrointestinal tract, which stretches […]

Does Crohn’s Disease Cause Hair Loss? Causes and Treatments

Jennifer E. Engen

Crohn’s disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes chronic inflammation in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This inflammation can cause symptoms like pain, severe diarrhea, weight loss, and malnutrition. People with severe Crohn’s disease often experience symptoms outside their GI tract, too, like inflammation in the joints […]