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A Quick Guide to Hair Loss and How to Beat It

Losing your hair is something everybody fears, and millions of people experience every single day. It is a process that can deplete self-esteem, make you look older and could even be an indicator of varying serious health concerns.
Fortunately, because hair loss has a wide variety of causes, there are also a wide variety of potential treatment options! Whether you’re trying to prevent hair loss or stop it in its current track, you’ll have to identify its root cause and there are a lot of them. Before you fret though, take a look at this quick guide to hair loss and learn how you can beat it for yourself.

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Hair loss in men

Hair loss is statistically more common in men than it is in women. This is often due to genetics, but it is also something we see more of in men as they age and go through hormone changes which women do not.

Hair loss in women

Hair loss in women, more often than not, is the result of hormone changes from a prescription drug or weight loss. Both of which are medical concerns that should be addressed by a doctor.

How to diagnose the reason for hair loss

In order to determine the reason for your hair loss, you’ll need to consult a doctor as there are numerous tests that could and should be conducted such as the ones mentioned below.
  • Pull test – a dermatologist conducts this test to determine if you have active hair loss and how severe the loss is by holding onto small chunks of hair and lightly pulling.
  • Blood test – a blood test is conducted if there is suspicion of something going on hormonally or with your vitamin/mineral levels that is causing the hair loss.
  • Scalp Biopsy – conducted to determine the health of your scalp.
  • Light microscopy – used during a scalp biopsy to take a close look at the cellular structure of the sample taken in the biopsy.
  • Densitometry – tells the doctor if your bone mass has decreased on your scalp.
  • Hormone test – Will determine inaccuracies or insufficiencies in hormone levels.
  • Thyroid test – Determines the health of your thyroid.
  • Serum iron tests – Determines your iron levels.
  • VDRL test – Determines if you’ve come into contact with the bacteria that causes syphilis.

Hair loss treatment options (lifestyle changes and home remedies)

Treatment options for hair loss vary based on the cause of the hair loss. However, these are some of the common solutions you’ll hear from your doctor pending your cause.
  • Hormone adjustments
  • Dietary changes to increase or decrease certain vitamin and mineral levels in the body
  • Medications – Pending the reason for your hair loss (such as a thyroid disease), your doctor may prescribe medications for you to take
  • Supplements – used to balance the body and promote hair regrowth
  • Low level laser therapy – used to promote hair regrowth with a tiny, non-painful and noninvasive laser.
  • Hair transplant surgery – Surgical option to force the hair out of the follicle in bald spots
  • Follicular Unit Transplantation – a surgical option where the patient’s hair is transplanted into the follicle.
  • Follicular Unit Extraction – healthy hair follicles are removed from the scalp and placed into the parts of the head that are balding. They are removed in larger graphs and lead to minimal scarring.
Losing your hair can be scary, whether it’s due to genetics, a new medication, or a physical illness of some kind. There are numerous reasons that you may be experiencing hair loss, but there are also many solutions for you even if your hair loss is permanent. Consult with a doctor to determine your cause and what treatment options are available to you.


A Quick Guide to Hair Loss and How to Beat It



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