Top 10 Reasons for Hair Loss
Millions of men and women suffer from some form of hair loss. In many cases, treating the cause can restore your hair, while in other cases hair loss can be permanent. Today there are treatments available to reverse or treat your hair loss so that you can enjoy your full head of hair once again.
Below are the top 10 reasons you could be losing your hair.
Hereditary Hair Loss
Male or female pattern hair loss, also known as androgenetic alopecia, is the most common cause of hair loss. Some medications may slow down your hair loss, but if you desire significant and lasting results, your best bet is NeoGraft hair restoration.
If your body experiences trauma, such as surgery or childbirth, the shock may trigger a condition called telogen effluvium. Significant hair thinning is often noticeable three to six months after the event. Your hair will start growing back as your body recovers.
Stressful events such as losing a loved one can disrupt the hair growth cycle, leading to temporary hair loss. Once you deal with the stress and bring it under control, you should see healthy hair growth restored.
An underactive or overactive thyroid can result in hair loss. Identifying and treating the condition will restore your hair to its former glory.
Hormonal imbalances such as those that occur during pregnancy or menopause can cause thinning hair or even bald patches. Once the hormones are regulated, your hair will grow back.
Some medications including antidepressants and chemotherapy may carry side effects including hair loss. Discontinuing these medications will allow your hair to regrow.
Your hair needs essential vitamins and nutrients for optimal health. Poor nutrition or crash dieting can cause nutritional deficiencies which can lead to hair loss. Make sure to consume a well-balanced diet to keep your hair in tip-top shape.
Using harsh chemicals or high heat, along with hairstyles that tug and pull on your hair such as tight braid, weaves, or cornrows can damage your hair root, causing permanent hair loss.
There are several fungal or bacterial infections or illnesses that can lead to hair loss. Treating the condition can restore your hair and prevent further thinning.
Alopecia areata has been associated with autoimmune conditions such as diabetes and lupus. This type of hair loss may not always be reversible and will likely need intervention.
Contact Your Hair Loss Specialists
Contact us at Mira Vista Surgical Dermatology to learn more about our hair loss treatments including NeoGraft Hair Restoration. We will work with you to identify the reasons behind your hair loss and will customize a treatment plan just for you. Isn’t it time you enjoyed a full head of hair once again?