22 Aug What Is Making Your Hair Fall Out?
Do you find that your hair isn’t as thick and lush as it once used to be? Hair loss can impact men and women, both. Men, however, are much more likely to see hair loss as a result of male pattern baldness.
In many situations, there are treatments that can be used to treat both female and male hair loss. It all depends largely on the reason that the hair is thinning.
Male pattern baldness
It’s estimated that more than 75% of men will see some form of hair thinning by the time they are 50, with some beginning to see major hair loss before they turn 25. Many of the men who ask “Why am I losing hair?” may be able to attribute it to male pattern baldness, which is often the result of a family history of baldness. This type of hair loss typically follows a familiar pattern, in which the hairline starts to recede first at the temples, resulting in the m-shaped hairline familiar with this condition.
Each of the hairs on our head has a growth cycle; when a man has male pattern baldness, the growth cycle starts to weaken, the follicle shrinks, and eventually the growth cycle for hairs end.
Dr. Michael Molton can agree that genetic components can’t really be combatted when it comes to male pattern baldness. However, there are some treatments that can help men to see improvements in their hairline. Hair transplant therapy can make a great difference, so long as there are healthy areas of donor hair to source the transplants from.
Emotional and physical stress may cause hair loss
When we are under a lot of emotional and mental stress, we can see an impact on many parts of our body. We may lose weight, our nails may split and our hair may start to fall out. In addition, physical trauma can result in hair loss. Whether the results of a surgery, accident or illness, the body may go into a type of shock that can send more of the hairs into the shedding phase of the growth cycle. Hair loss is not visible immediately, and it could be anywhere between three to six months before the hair loss is noticeable.
The good news is that hair will typically start to grow back as the body recovers and heals from the trauma and stress.
Dietary concerns can result in thinning hair
If you’re asking “what is making my hair fall out?” you may want to consider how you’ve been eating lately. You should also give some thought to any supplements that you’ve been taking. A well-balanced diet is important for so many reasons. Not only will your healthy balanced diet keep your body in good shape, but it can have an impact on the condition of your hair and nails. If you are lacking in protein, whether as a result of an illness or dietary factors, your body may shut down hair and nail growth.
An iron deficiency or too much vitamin A can also see a marked difference in the health and the volume of your hair. The good news is that once you have a diagnosis from your doctor, you can take steps to adjust the factors contributing to your nutritional concerns. Hair will start to grow back once you’ve adjusted the nutritional issues that led to your hair loss.
If you’re ready to get treatment for your thinning hair, be sure to reach out and schedule a consultation. The sooner that you address your thinning hair, the better your chances are at having healthy donor head for the transplant procedure.