After months of watching the hair accumulate on the toilet lid as I blow-dried my hair, I decided to do a bit of research and find out if I should be concerned. The internet is full of guidance on this issue, all of it followed by catalogues of products.
In the end, I found losing hair could be normal, serious, temporary or permanent. It could also be related to cancer, extreme stress, the thyroid, lupus, menopause, and the list goes on. More importantly, I confirmed my previous knowledge (or as much as one can confirm anything on the internet) of 100 or so hairs a day, as normal.
This morning, without combing the floor for strays, I counted the hair on the toilet lid. Only 28. So we’re good, right?
One of the challenges to a happy, healthy life, above the age of 50, is the constant flow of information. It’s telling us we are in need of direction, treatment and alterations to the person we have become.
We bulge in the wrong spots. Too many wrinkles line our foreheads. Our memories don’t retain the facts the way they should.
The reason for this information overload on our age group has little (except for those who are truly sick – and this can happen, at any age) to do with our bodies, state of mind or contribution to society (aesthetic or otherwise). It is simply that there is no profit to be made from our acceptance of who and what we are.
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