In the United States alone, 21 million women have noticeable alopecia (hair loss), while 40 percent of ALL women in the United States experience hair loss of some kind. Hair loss is a particularly common problem among peri- and postmenopausal women, but many types of medications prescribed to women for a range of medical conditions are also associated with hair loss. As the youngest group of baby boomers is now approaching menopause, women's magazines are frequently addressing this issue as "thinning hair," offering solutions that don't really get to the "root" of the problem. At last, the first comprehensive and exhaustively researched book for women and hair loss is here Women and Alopecia completely covers all aspects of the loss of scalp hair in women. It looks at abnormal conditions that cause hair to fall out and at conditions that prevent or discourage hair from growing in normal cycles. If you have noticeable hair loss, you may have normal hair follicles and abnormal cycles of hair growth, or you may have hair loss due to damaged hair follicles. This book will explain what's going on, how to correct it, and how to conceal it. Written in language savvy women will understand and appreciate, Women and Alopecia is a must-have if you or someone you know is worrying about hair loss or thinning hair.
About the Author
L. Lee Culvert is a medical writer whose essays appear in the Gale Healthcare Encyclopedia series, the award-winning reference book, The Medical Disability Advisor, and many industry journals and newsletters. As a clinical laboratory supervisor, she published original biomedical research prior to enjoying twenty years as a Madison Avenue medical copywriter and creative director. She is a member of the American Medical Writers Association, the Editorial Freelance Association, and is past-president of Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. Lee lives in Portland, Maine, and north Texas.