Hair Loss – Causes & Cure

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Did you know that about thirty five million men and twenty one million women suffer from hair loss in the United States alone? Over 40% men have noticeable hair loss by the age of thirty and over 65% by the age of sixty. In fact, hair loss is common to all individuals. It is a scientifically proven fact that at any given point of time, about 10% of the hair on your scalp are in the resting phase, which after three to four months fall out and new hair replace them. However some people may experience hair loss in inordinate proportions. This condition is medically termed as Andogenetic Alopecia.

There may be various reasons for abnormal hair loss, stress being most prominent one. Mostly after recovering from an illness or after a major surgery, people experience hair shedding. This type of hair loss is stress related as well as temporary. Hormonal disorders may also stimulate hair loss. People suffering from the thyroid disease often complain of hair fall. Thyroid is a hormonal disorder in which the thyroid gland is either overactive or underactive. Imbalance of male hormones, androgens and female hormones, estrogens result in hair fall. Hair loss experienced by women after pregnancy is also a result of hormonal imbalance. This kind of hair fall can be treated by restoring the hormonal balance of the body naturally or by means of hormonal pills. Certain medicines if consumed regularly result in week and breakage prone hair.

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A Guide to Fertility Drugs

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Fertility drugs are medicines administered mostly to women so as to influence ovulation. In case of repeated miscarriages or when there are problems with ovulation fertility drugs maybe administered to women. However, this may not be true in all the cases. Sometimes when the woman does not have ovulation issues but the man is undergoing IVF treatment, fertility drugs are administered to the woman to increase the number of eggs produced. This is done in order to retrieve eggs for a successful IVF treatment.

There are various fertility drugs being used. Clomid is one such medicine. It is in fact the first medication tried while treating ovulatory dysfunction. It has the minimum side effects as compared to other fertility drugs. Femera is another medicine administered to increase pregnancy rates. It is not really a fertility drug. Femera is mostly used in postmenstrual women to treat breast cancer. It is not considered injurious to the baby during pregnancy because it is taken before the baby is conceived and not while the baby is in the womb. Follistims or Gonal-Fs are fertility drugs that imitate the functioning of the FSH hormone in the body.

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Some Lesser Known Drug Testing Facts

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A drug test is the analysis of a biological specimen such as urine sample, hair, blood sample, sweat or saliva done in order to establish the presence or absence of a certain substance in your body. There are various drug testing facts which are not known to most people and they find themselves lost or out of place when they undergo a drug test. Drug testing facts such as the sample being used, the method of testing, the duration of the test, etc are useful and should be known to all individuals.

The samples being used for a drug test maybe taken from an individual blood, urine, sweat, saliva and hair as mentioned above. Testing of the hair is pretty expensive. It is not very invasive and may not show recent use of drugs. Drugs remain present in the hair for a longer time as the hair keeps growing. This is one of the most important drug testing facts to be considered while testing the hair sample of an individual. Blood tests are the most common form of drug tests. Testing the blood is very expensive but it is also the most accurate. Sweat and saliva analysis is also very accurate but not as popular. Urine testing is the most common method used to identify the presence of drugs in the body. Drug testing facts which are kept as priority when analyzing a sample to determine drug abuse can all be verified using a person’s urine as a sample. These drug testing facts include recent use of the drug and the specific nature of the drug being used.

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An Overview of Drug Abuse Facts

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There are many drug abuse facts we hear about in the news or read about in magazines, papers and journals. Here is another such overview of drug abuse facts, both known and lesser known. Key drug abuse facts include repeated and excessive use of both legal and illegal substances in order to gain a feeling of high and pleasure. Also one of the major drug abuse facts is that people try to justify using drugs in order to relieve pain, anxiety and other problems.

Firstly drug abuse can refer to the use of illegal as well as legal drugs. One of the most obvious   drug abuse facts is that prescribed medicines can also be used to give a high. Illegal drugs refer to street drugs such as heroine, marijuana and cocaine. The use and trafficking of these drugs is both illegal and very dangerous. They are expensive and not as readily available as prescribed drugs. Prescribed drugs on the other hand are more easily available. They are legal and can be obtained by using a prescription issued by a doctor to a friend or relative. The use of prescribed medicines and other daily items (like airplane glue and whitener as inhalers) as drugs is one of the most well known drug abuse facts.

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