Hair Loss Causes
What Causes Hair Loss?
A healthy person may lose 50 to 100 hairs on a daily basis, - and regrow a similar number of hairs at the same time. However, if you lose more hair than regrow, you might notice thinning areas and bald spots around your scalp.
Getting to the root of hairloss
Alopecia, or hair loss, may occur for a number of reasons. Whether it is a result of genetic predisposition or a side effect of the medication you take, the treatment will vary. At the Miami Hair Clinic, we will discuss the possible causes of your hair loss before starting to address the consequences.
Possible Causes of Hair Loss
If you are dealing with baldness or thinning hair, it is important to get to the root of the problem in order to achieve long-lasting treatment results. Let’s further explore some common reasons for hair loss.
Both men and women can be genetically predisposed to androgenetic alopecia, the most common cause for hair loss around the world.
Also known as male or female pattern hair loss, androgenetic alopecia occurs in individuals who are genetically sensitive to androgens. As a result, sensitive hair follicles shrink over time and eventually stop growing hair altogether. This shrinking can begin immediately after puberty, but most often starts later in life.
The treatments offered at the Miami Hair Clinic can help to slow down or stop androgenetic hair loss. It can even help to regrow the lost hair, – but the earlier you start, the better.
Age is a common factor responsible for thinning hair. As we get older, hair starts to lose color and natural hair growth slows down. Eventually, it can stop completely, leading to thinning hair and a receding hairline.
If caught early, age-related hair loss can be reversed with treatment.
Alopecia areata is a medical condition, in which the body’s own immune system attacks hair follicles. As a result, you may lose hair anywhere on your body, including your scalp, in your ears, and inside your nose. You may even lose your eyebrows or eyelashes.
Hair regrowth is possible, and treatments are available to stimulate the growth.
Chemotherapy or a radiation cancer treatment often causes all the hair to fall out several weeks after the beginning of the treatment.
Once the radiation or chemotherapy treatment is finished, your hair will naturally start to regrow within a few months.
Stress, Illness, and Childbirth
If you undergo physical or emotional stress, you may start losing more hair than usual several months following the event.
Falling hair related to this cause of hair loss is temporary and will stop in a few weeks. You will see your hair regain its fullness in 6 to 9 months.
Hair Styling and Care
If you perm, color, or relax your hair, you can damage hair follicles, leading to hair loss. In addition, some high-tension hairstyles like tight ponytails may cause your hairline to recede.
Once a hair follicle is damaged, hair cannot grow from it. This leaves a FUE hair transplant from the Miami Hair Clinic your only option to fill in the balding areas. However, it’s never too late to change your habits to prevent further damage.
Hormonal Imbalance or Nutrient Deficiency
If you are a woman suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), it isn’t uncommon for your hormones to be out of balance. This can cause thinning hair across your scalp. In addition, your hair might be falling if your body is deficient in biotin, protein, iron, or zinc.
Your hair will regrow naturally once you balance your hormones and start getting enough nutrients. Additional treatments like PRP therapy may help to speed up the process.
Hair loss is a possible side effect of some medications. If you notice your hair falling, talk to your doctor about the alternatives.
Your hair will regrow once you stop taking the medication.
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Whatever the reason, thinning hair can lead to a lot of distress to men and women alike. Plus, regardless of the reason, early treatment is often a must in order to achieve optimal results. That’s why it is important to reach out to a hair restoration professional at the first signs of alopecia. During your initial consultation at the Miami Hair Clinic, we will discuss the possible causes of your hair loss and plan your treatment accordingly. Get in touch today.