Hair loss treatment options
What causes hair loss?
Hair loss can affect the way you look and feel.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 80 million adult men and women in America have hereditary hair loss (alopecia).
It’s normal to lose between 50 and 100 hairs a day. This usually doesn't cause noticeable thinning of scalp hair because new hair is growing in at the same time.
Hair loss occurs when this cycle of hair growth and shedding is disrupted or when the hair follicle is destroyed and replaced with scar tissue.
Many men and women may notice mild physiologic thinning of hair starting in their 30s and 40s. It may develop gradually as you age or happen abruptly as a permanent or temporary condition.
A number of factors can increase your risk of hair loss, including:
Family history of balding, in either of your parent's families. The most common cause of hair loss is a hereditary condition called male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness. It usually occurs gradually with aging and in predictable patterns — a receding hairline and bald spots in men and thinning hair in women.
Hormonal changes due to pregnancy, childbirth, menopause and thyroid problems.
Medical conditions such as diabetes and lupus. Also, alopecia areata, which causes patchy hair loss, scalp infections such as ringworm and a hair-pulling disorder called trichotillomania.
Medications and supplements. Hair loss can be a side effect of certain drugs, such as those used for cancer, arthritis, depression, heart problems, gout, and high blood pressure.
Certain hairstyles and treatments. Excessive hairstyling or hairstyles that pull your hair tight, such as pigtails or cornrows, can cause a type of hair loss called traction alopecia. Hot oil hair treatments and permanents can cause inflammation of hair follicles that leads to hair loss. If scarring occurs, hair loss could be permanent.
Stress. Many people experience a general thinning of hair several months after a physical or emotional shock like extreme weight loss, This type of hair loss is temporary.
Traction hair loss can be due to hairstyles that put pressure on the follicles by pulling the hair back very tightly.
Most hair loss is not associated with a systemic or internal disease, nor is poor diet a frequent factor.
What are the treatment options for hair loss?
After a diagnosis, a treatment plan is designed and tailored to your specific needs.
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