Many men and women will notice a thinning of their hair in their 30’s and 40’s. Normal life variations including temporary severe stress, diet changes, and hormonal imbalances like those in pregnancy, puberty and menopause can cause a reversible hair loss. There are also some conditions that may cause hair loss including aging, genetic pre-disposition, thyroid imbalance, eating disorders, illness, hormonal effects of birth control pills, pregnancy, menopause, and certain medications and medical treatments. Checking with your pharmacist and reading the disclosure statements on prescriptions very carefully is also important to discover the cause of your hair loss.
When hair loss is patchy you should go to your dermatologist to determine the cause. Some conditions that cause this patchy hair loss are alopecia areata, traction alopecia, trichotillomania and possible fungal infections like tinea capitis.
Common male and female pattern baldness or Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) has three possible causes, heredity, advanced age and an overabundance of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Testosterone is metabolized into DHT by 5-alpha-reductase, an enzyme produced in the prostate (in men), adrenal glands, and scalp. DHT and thyroid panels should be added for anyone with issues of hair loss.
There is no single “cure” for hair loss. A product or drug that is effective for one individual may provide only limited results for another. Combining traditional treatments with nutritional supplements and natural topical solutions improves chances of inhibiting pattern hair loss. Is hair loss an issue for you? Call us now at 1-888-908-0804 we can help.