Jacksonville, Fla. – At least 80 million Americans suffer from age-related or genetic hair loss, according to the Academy of Dermatology.
But there are dozens of other factors that can cause your hair to grow back, and treatment varies according to the cause.
Dermatologist Dr. Jonathan Cantor told News4Jax that if you notice significant hair loss or other changes in your hair, you should consult a specialist.
“If you have a lot of hair to lose, hair loss in different places, hair loss in a circle – these are all reasons and warning signs, ‘You know what, I have to make an appointment with your doctor.’ There is a canton.
The treatment depends on the cause of hair loss.
One of the most effective treatments is corticosteroid injection, according to Cantor.
“Steroid injections can make a big difference if you experience alopecia areata, which causes hair loss in small circles,” Cantor said. “The reason it works is because it affects the immune system. The steroids reduce the function of those inflammatory cells.
Hair transplants and laser treatments can also help, but Cantor says those treatments are not for everyone.
He told us that it is useless for alopecia areata, but he said:
Cantor said the information was still the first of its kind in laser treatment.
“There is some evidence that low-dose light therapy can make a difference, but we are not sure if it will work for everyone again,” he said.
Prescription medications are also available, but there may be other side effects.
Cantor also warned that if something is true, it may be.
Signs that your hair loss may be more severe
Another hair loss
If you lose your eyelids, eyebrows or other body hair, you may have an autoimmune condition, Alzheimer’s, thyroid disease or lupus.
Doctors can use blood work to find out the exact cause.
Lack of energy means that you do not eat properly and do not get proper nutrients.
Malnutrition can lead to hair loss.
A balanced diet of fresh produce, protein, water and healthy fats such as nuts should help.
Body aches and hair loss can be symptoms of hormonal imbalance or hypothyroidism.
Your doctor may prescribe a hormone replacement therapy.
Iron deficiency can lead to broken nails and hair loss.
Iron supplements may help, but check with your doctor first.
Some antibacterials can interfere with iron absorption.
Medications used to treat high blood pressure or high cholesterol can cause hair loss.
Blood pressure medications and beta blockers also contribute to the problem.
Talk to your healthcare provider about options.
Myths of hair loss
Some common claims about hair loss and its causes are false.
Wearing hats often
Wearing a hat often does not cause your hair to fall out.
Myth: Your scalp needs to “breathe” and wearing a hat can hinder that.
In fact, the oxygen you need to grow your hair follicles comes from the blood, not from the air.
Hair loss is permanent
The main cause of men’s hair loss is the irreversible genetic condition of men’s hair, but hair loss can be caused by other factors such as trauma, hormonal changes, eating disorders or illness.
Women may experience postpartum hair loss, which corrects 6 months after birth.
Hair loss that occurs in addition to facial baldness is often temporary.
Stress can lead to hair loss
Hair loss may not be a normal part of everyday life.
Traumatic events, including long-term pain and suffering, are associated with hair loss.
According to the Mayo Clinic, such stress can cause your hair to go into a long “rest period,” during which time hair straighteners stop to renew your hair.
Genetic hair loss comes from your mother’s family.
Male pattern baldness can be passed on to both parents.
Frequent bathing or showering causes hair loss
How often you wash your hair and shampoo has no effect on overall hair loss or growth.
You may notice more hair loss when you wash your hair, but it is the hair that has fallen out anyway.
At any given time, a certain part of our hair is regenerated by falling, falling asleep, and growing again.
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