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As if balding dudes didn't have enough to worry about, it turns out seasonal hair loss is a very real thing. The sort of good news? It's most prevalent in the summer and fall. So, just hold out a few more days and hopefully you'll be looking less Mr. Clean and more George Clooney in no time!
That being said, it's not as if the summer and fall aren't going to return. You're inevitably going to have to deal with this issue in another six months. Because of that, we're going to inform you guys as much as we can today, in the hopes of lessening this pesky issue further down the line. Of course, if you're all about that "thinning hair, don't care" life, ignore us. According to Health:
"Researchers at Johns Hopkins and Washington University changed that by compiling Google Trends data from eight countries in four hemispheres with high search rates for the term “hair loss." They looked at search volume from 2004 through 2016, and compared the data month to month and season to season. Across all eight countries, the results were the same: People searched the Internet using phrases related to hair loss more frequently in the summer and fall compared to the winter and spring."
Wow, who says Google Trends can't be useful! It's pretty remarkable that such a simple crossover between medicine and technology lead to discovery that has the potential to help millions of men around the world. We know some people can be pretty flippant about the whole hair loss thing, but in truth, similar to acne it can be a huge source of insecurity for some guys. Health continued:
"The finding is relevant to doctors whose patients complain of hair loss in those two seasons, the authors say, and it may be useful in assessing how effective certain therapies are at treating the condition. 'Mildly increased hair loss in the summer and fall is normal,' co-author Shawn Kwatra, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, tells Health. 'This is speculative, but from an evolutionary perspective one of the roles of hair loss is to provide warmth,' he says. 'This would be less necessary during the summer months.'"
According to the American Academy of Dermatologists it's normal to lose between 50-100 hairs each day. Anything beyond that, you should consult a physician. No, don't Google it! That will only make it worse. It's nothing to be ashamed of! It affects nearly 40% of the American population and that includes women! Worst case scenario? Find yourself lady experiencing the same thing and live happily ever balding!
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