Causes of Hair Loss
Hair loss, called Alopecia in medical terms, can be temporary or in some cases, permanent. Baldness can be embarrassing for some people who consider their hair to be a part of their identity. It can be like losing your sense of self. The condition can arise in both men and women, but it appears more commonly in men.
While hereditary factors top the list of causes of hair loss, stress, certain medications, and health conditions also can contribute to losing hair. Hair loss may appear as the gradual thinning of hair, circular bald spots, hair loss all over the body (this is often due to chemotherapy), and patches of scaling over the scalp.
And while the loss of hair is a part of the natural aging process for some people, sudden and significant hair loss may indicate that you have an underlying medical condition. It’s important to know the causes to help you understand what may be triggering your hair loss. It’s the first step to understanding how to reverse it.
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Shedding some amount of hair every day is normal. However, if you are experiencing abnormal hair fall, it’s important that you speak to an experienced hair loss specialist about what you can do to rejuvenate your hair growth. Gregg Kreyling, Director of Patient Education, is available to help guide you through the hair restoration options available to you. Contact us to schedule your consultation today.