Health Genomics


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Hair Cycle

[url=]Hair grow [/url] from inside a hair bulb deep in a hair follicle (root). Mostly a few hair can grow from one follicle. Each hair grows for a few years. When one hair drops off, (50 – 100 hairs a day) a new hair should grow in its place. A good healthy follicle should reproduce hair by itself. This is the hair cycle.


Causes of Hair Loss

The follicle is buried deep in the fat of the scalp. It is connected to the blood vessels and nerves and feeds through the dermal papilla. Stress and medication affects the health of the follicle. When the dermal papilla is under-nourished by the blood vessels or stressed, it becomes too weak to support new hair growth. i.e. more hair seem to be lost without replacement, thus resulting hair-loss.


Genetic/Hereditary Hair Condition

Scientist and doctors are still not able to determine the causes to genetic hair condition but suspect that it has everything to do with the family’s blood makeup and diet habits.