Hair Fall Diseases
All people lose 50 to 100 hairs a day naturally. A loss of more than 120 hairs each day, however, can be considered a principle of alopecia. The so-called androgenic alopecia (genetically inherited alopecia) affects one in two men throughout their lives. Hair loss can be mild or affect the entire head. Androgenic alopecia is also the most common form of alopecia among women. It is estimated that one woman in five suffers. However, in women genetically determined alopecia has different symptoms: hair is lost in a diffuse form, not as localized as in the case of men. That’s the reason fat or plus size women need to make short haircuts if they have chubby faces.
Round patch alopecia (alopecia areata, pelade) is a less common type of hair loss. It is manifested by the loss of hair that is located in specific areas of the head or body. The trigger is probably an autoimmune reaction. In many cases, the hair regrows without treatment after a certain time. However, relapses are common.
People who suffer some degree of obesity tend to live less. This we do not say, we are told by the World Health Organization (WHO) that an obese lives on average 5.8 years less than someone with normal weight. In women, the number of years increases to 7.1 with respect to those with normal weight.
According to the WHO, in 2010, about 43 million children under 5 years were overweight. This, coupled with the fact that 65% of the world’s population lives in countries where overweight and obesity causes a large number of deaths, reflects an alarming global problem.
What are overweight and obesity?
Overweight and obesity are defined as an abnormal or excessive accumulation of fat that can be harmful to health. A body mass index (BMI) equal to or greater than 25 determines overweight, while equal to or greater than 30 indicates obesity. It is these disorders that have dozens of related diseases, both those that cause overweight, and those that are produced by obesity.
In ActitudFEM we tell you the 5 most common conditions:
Cardiovascular Hair diseases The main cause of death in obese people is cardiovascular disease. Unlike someone with a normal weight, the risk of suffering a disease of this type is tripled compared to an obese person. A heart disease is caused by the formation of the atherosclerotic plaque, an accumulation of fat that clogs the coronary arteries, which carry oxygen and nutrients to the heart. Thus, the possibility of suffering a chronic lack of oxygen with some small physical effort increases, which can even produce a myocardial infarction. Cerebrovascular accident Similar to a cardiovascular accident, an obese person can suffer injuries to the cerebral arteries that may be totally or partially dislodged, resulting in brain damage due to lack of irrigation to this organ. As the excess weight increases, so does the likelihood of suffering a cerebrovascular accident that can cause the death of the affected. Different types of cancer in Hairs Several studies throughout the history of a medicine show that there is an increased risk of cancer of the esophagus, colon, rectum, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and kidney, breast and uterus when obese. The risk of suffering from this type of disease is 50% higher than in people of normal weight.Cancer hair diseases are mostly found in West Indian women or black womens hairs.
Psychological obstacles prevent obese women from embarking on an exercise program that allows them to lose weight. The study that reflects this was done with 278 women at the American University of Temple. They were asked to complete a questionnaire at the beginning of the project and after three and 12 months. The questions revolved around self-confidence, fear of failure and injury, the perception of one’s own state of health, and feeling too heavy to exercise. In all evaluations, obese women reported many more psychological barriers to physical activity than control subjects who had normal weight.