What Is Causing My Hair Loss?
Hair loss is a common condition that affects many men and women. The medical term for hair loss is alopecia. There are several types of alopecia. The most common one is androgenic alopecia, which is also known as male or female pattern baldness. Those with androgenic alopecia often experience thinning hair along the crown of the head and an obvious receding hairline. Another common type of hair loss is called alopecia areata. This results in bald patches that are circular in appearance. Other types of this condition is called Telogen Effluvium and Anagen Effluvium. Bald patches and thinning hair on the scalp is experienced by millions of people. Hair usually grows back on its own, but some people may need specialized hair treatments to facilitate growth.
There are many reasons why an individual may start losing their hair. The first reason could be due to certain medications. Some medications or drugs, like blood thinners, birth control pills, and anabolic steroids can cause hair loss. Medications used to treat specific conditions, such as gout, heart problems, depression, and arthritis can also make a person to lose their hair. The second cause of hair loss is attributed to a person’s health. If an individual is dieting or has poor nutritional habits, losing hair could be a side effect to the deficiencies.
If a person is getting an excess daily dose of Vitamin A, it can cause the body to stop growing hair. A diet low in protein will result in hair loss as well. It is important to eat the recommended amount of lean meats, fish, and eggs to keep the body strong and healthy. Those who are vegetarians should eat nuts, seeds, and beans to ensure that they are getting enough protein in their diet. Eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia, can cause the body to lose hair because the body is not getting the proper nutrients it needs to function properly. Having a high amount of stress in one’s life is the third way people lose their hair. Stressful events include going through a divorce and experiencing the loss of a friend or family member.
There are many ways to treat this common condition. At All About Me Medical Day Spa, we offer platelet-rich plasma therapy to promote hair restoration. This is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses the power of your own blood to facilitate healing in your scalp. This is an effective treatment for hair loss if your follicles are dormant. Some individuals who are losing their hair may not see a benefit from this treatment.
To learn more about whether or not you qualify, feel free to visit our office in San Diego, CA to learn more from our professionals. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!