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We lose hair every day, most of the time without even batting an eye. Showering, blow drying, brushing, practically any time we interact with our hair or scalp, we cause hair to fall out. Normal shedding such as this shouldn’t cause concern. Hair goes through growth and loss cycles naturally, meaning that new hair usually grows to replace hair that has fallen out.
When we notice more advanced and substantial hair loss, it may be time to visit a dermatologist to see if a more serious medical condition is to blame. Here are nine potential culprits for hair loss which can be referred to a doctor.
Hair Loss Conditions & What You Need to Do
Telogen effluvium is a condition that can occur after pregnancy, a major surgery, considerable weight loss, or extreme stress. This condition causes people to lose copious amounts of hair daily while shampooing, styling, or brushing the hair. Telogen effluvium causes the hair follicles to shift more rapidly from the growth phase to the resting and shedding phase.
Hair loss can also be the result of taking certain medications. Antidepressants, beta-blockers, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines all have been shown to result in hair loss. If you are suffering from hair loss due to medication talk with your doctor to see if there is an alternative to the medication you are taking.
Other cases of hair loss can be blamed on genetics, such as androgenic alopecia. Most women suffering from hereditary hair loss can start to develop thinner hair behind their bangs. Hair loss can then spread across the entire scalp. Androgenic alopecia can begin as early as your 20s.
If you consult a dermatologist, he or she may recommend a topical medication. Women who are nursing or pregnant should refrain from using Minoxidil.
An overactive or underactive thyroid may also be the cause of hair loss. Thyroid hormones control many aspects of how the body functions, including hair, nail, and skin growth. Women with a thyroid complication may experience symptoms such as brittle hair, weight gain, fatigue, constipation, depression, and difficulty concentrating.
A doctor can prescribe you medication to balance your thyroid hormones.
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune ailment where the body’s immune system targets its own (healthy) tissues. Lupus can also cause hair loss and other undesirable symptoms, such as headaches and swollen joints. This condition typically affects women of childbearing age. You should see a rheumatologist if you are experiencing hair loss along with pain in your joints, fatigue, and other lupus symptoms.
Some women are iron deficient, meaning there is a lack of red blood cells in the body. Red blood cells are responsible for carrying oxygen throughout the body. Those with iron deficiencies can experience weakness, pale skin, and headaches, on top of hair loss. You can take steps on your own to remedy iron deficiency including consuming more iron-rich foods like beef, pork, leafy greens, and beans. You can also take an iron supplement but be sure to consult a physician before doing so.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is another condition that can lead to hair loss, along with acne, ovarian cysts, and irregular periods. Upwards of five million American women suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. You can identify whether or not you have this condition by looking out for these telltale symptoms, an increase in hair growth on your body in conjunction with a hair loss on the scalp.
Hair needs a healthy environment from which to grow. If your scalp is inflamed due to dandruff, psoriasis, or fungal infections, you could experience hair loss and scalp irritation. If you are experiencing any of scalp inflammation, you may need to visit a dermatologist.
Stress or illness may sometimes cause Alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder where the body’s immune system attacks hair follicles. This type of alopecia causes baldness on the scalp, eyebrows, or legs. This condition is often treated with intralesional corticosteroids. Reducing stress levels can also help.
Finally, it is widely known that shampooing, styling, and dyeing the hair in excess can result in hair loss. Heat and chemicals used on hair can cause hair to weaken, break, and fall away. Try to refrain from applying too much heat to your hair. Putting your hair dryer on a cooler setting and reducing the use of flat irons can prevent hair damage. Dyeing your hair more than a shade or two from its natural color can be risky as the more drastic the color change, the more chemicals are required.
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If you are experiencing hair loss for any reason, speak to your dermatologist about using Vitalize to regrow your hair. Call us at (800) 800-7577 to learn more.