Your hair is the crowning jewel on your head, a big part of your overall appearance. If you begin to lose that hair, it can be hard to accept and have a negative impact on your self-esteem. While some hair loss is genetic, there are other causes of hair loss that may not be related to age or genetics. The first step to finding a solution is to pin point the cause.
Causes of Hair Loss
Hair loss or alopecia is more common than you may think in both men and women. In the U.S. alone, it is estimated that 80 million people suffer from this issue. Most people think of hair loss as a common side effect of growing older. Age does factor into the cause for some hair loss, but there are many other reasons that can be explored, including:
- Hormonal changes
- Stress or trauma
- Immune deficiencies
- Illness or disease
Alopecia can affect men or women at various stages in their life and appear differently. Some may notice a gradual thinning of their hair while others may lose hair in one area, creating a bald patch. Whatever the case, there are often treatments that can stop or slow the hair loss, even help grow new hair.
For hair loss to be treated, you need to begin by visiting a specialist that understands the many causes and treatments available for alopecia. A qualified dermatologist can perform the right tests and exams to uncover the cause for your hair loss and begin designing a treatment plan.
Don’t lose your crown of hair when there are treatments available. Contact your local dermatologist today to begin searching for the right solution for your hair loss.
Posted on behalf of:
Olansky Dermatology Associates
Peachtree Lenox Building
3379 Peachtree Road #500
Atlanta, GA 30326