Every human being has about 100 thousand hairs on their head on average. Hair loss can be devastating. Join In Good Shape to learn more about what causes hair loss. Our studio guest, dermatologist Dr. Natalie Garcia Bartels, tells us about causes and how it can be remedied. And we look at bioabsorbable arterial stents, relaxation at the spa and a way to use potatoes to improve your health.
Many things can cause hair loss. The most common cause is genetic and affects both men and women. General thinning of hair over the entire scalp, however, can be caused by stress or hormonal fluctuations. And children and young people may develop round, bald patches on different parts of the scalp. Researchers suspect this may be an autoimmune condition.
When doctors transplant a patient's own hair they take a small strip of hair and scalp from the back of the head. The hair here belongs to bodily hair. The follicles are resistant to male hormones and produce hair throughout a person's lifetime.
Generalized hair loss, which can sometimes be telogen effluvium, or TE, can be caused by stress, infections, hormonal fluctuations or malnutrition. Women often lose relatively large amounts of hair after giving birth or after they go through menopause. If the cause of the hair loss is addressed, the hair most always grows back.
Stents hold blood vessels open as they heal. Stents made of lactic acid polymers dissolve slowly over the course of time. They are gone when their work is done. These new stents could be solution for a problem caused until now by metal stents, which are used to clear coronary arteries but end up causing problems by becoming sites where clot
At the hot spring located in Templin near Berlin, healing water bubbles up from depths greater than 1500 meters below the surface. The water contains valuable mineral salts and is perfect for relaxation and treating skin and respiratory problems as well as easing joint pain.
The potato is considered one of the most nutritious of all foods. It contains a great deal of potassium, magnesium and iron, plenty of carbohydrates plus a whole load of vitamins. Spuds contains more Vitamin C, for example, as a pears or peaches.