Hair loss, also known as alopecia, can affect the scalp and other parts of the body. This condition is often temporary, but in some cases it can be permanent. There are a number of factors that can cause hair loss. Read on to learn more about common causes for hair loss in men and women, and options for treatment.
Signs and Symptoms of Hair Loss
The ways in which hair loss appears depends on what is causing it. Hair goes through natural phases of shedding and growth, so it’s important to note when hair loss seems more excessive than usual.
What Are Some Common Causes of Hair Loss?
The most common cause of hair loss is a hereditary condition called androgenetic alopecia, or male/female pattern baldness. This condition is determined by genetic factors and hormonal changes and can affect both men and women.
Inadequate intake of essential nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals (e.g., iron, zinc), and proteins, can lead to hair loss. Eating disorders and certain medical conditions that affect nutrient absorption can also contribute to hair thinning.
Certain medical conditions can contribute to hair loss. These include thyroid disorders, autoimmune diseases, scalp infections, and skin conditions.
Medications and treatments
Some medications and medical treatments can cause hair loss as a side effect. Examples include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, blood pressure medications, antidepressants, and hormonal medications.
Physical and emotional stress
High levels of physical or emotional stress can disrupt the hair growth cycle and lead to temporary hair loss. This condition, known as telogen effluvium, can resolve on its own with stress management.
Hair Loss Treatment
Regenerative Medical Institute provides various hair restoration services to treat hair loss and hair thinning. AquaFirmeXS + DE|RIVE will be available in our office after our product launch event on June 15th. Learn more about DE|RIVE for Hair Regeneration in our most recent blog post. To find out which treatment is best for you, schedule a free consultation through our website or call 877-573-3737.