Archive for May, 2007

What is Scoliosis ??

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007


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All have curves in their spine. These curves round our shoulders and make our lower back curve slightly inward. But some people have spines that also curve from side to side. A scoliosis is a lateral or sideways curve in the spine that is apparent when viewing the spine from behind. On an X-ray, the spine of an individual with scoliosis looks more like an “S” or a “C” than a straight line. Scoliosis may have its onset in infancy but is most frequently seen in adolescence. Also, it is more common in females as compared to men.

Causes of Hair Loss

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

Normally, hair loss is caused by heredity, hormones and age. Genetic makeup determines if hair follicles are sensitive to the DHT hormone (dihydrotestosterone), causing them to shrink.

This “shrinkage” results in overall thinning hair with time. In addition, the aging process can weaken the hair follicle and consequently the hair shaft. This causes thinning hair and balding – permanent hair loss. 

In addition, Hair loss is believed to be primarily caused by a combination of the following:

  • Aging
  • Change in Hormones
  • Illness
  • Family History of Baldness
  • Burns
  • Trauma

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