Hair loss can be vexing. It starts happening, and you don’t know why, and you don’t know what to do about it. You can feel powerless to stop it, and you watch in dismay as your hairline keeps moving back or as your once luscious mane becomes thinner and thinner.
At the Houston Hair Loss Clinic, we want to help educate patients as well as treat their hair loss. Here are some of the top hair-loss related questions we get, answered:
What Causes Hair Loss?
There is no singular cause of hair loss. In most cases, genetics are to blame for your bad luck in the hair department. Hormonal disorders, some diseases, and even excessive stress can also cause hair loss or thinning. Some medications can even affect hair health.
Since there are so many potential causes of hair loss, it is important to get a comprehensive evaluation from a medical professional, which can include having a physical, providing a full medical history, and undergoing tests.
What Diseases Are Associated with Hair Loss?
Some diseases cause hair loss as a side effect, and others cause hormonal changes that can result in hair loss. Diseases that are associated with hair loss include lupus, hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism (over or underactive thyroid), Hodgkin’s lymphoma, myotonic dystrophy, syphilis, HIV or AIDS, and heavy metal poisoning. Diseases of the pituitary gland, diseases that cause inflammation, and any other severe chronic disease can cause hair loss.
How Much Hair Should I Lose in a Day?
Everyone loses some hair every day, so you shouldn’t worry if you see some hair in the shower drain, on your brush, or on your shirt. The average, healthy person loses up to 100 hairs each day. If you notice more than that coming out, you need to talk with a professional. You aren’t going to count every hair, but it will be pretty obvious that there’s a problem when you find large clumps of hair in the shower or on your brush, for example.
Can I Prevent Hair Loss?
Sometimes. Since hair loss can be caused by lifestyle habits, you can prevent it by controlling these habits. For example, you can stop using harsh chemicals or intense styling practices that can damage the hair and cause hair loss. You can also improve your diet so that you have the right nutrition and you keep your hormones balanced.
But you can’t do anything about your genetics, and even with the best attention to your health, you can’t always prevent the diseases that can cause hair loss. The best thing you can do is take care of your health and get the right hair-loss treatment when the time comes.
The Houston Hair Loss Clinic provides some of the most effective and cutting-edge techniques for treating hair loss, including platelet-rich plasma therapy. Our goal is to give you the fullest and most beautiful head of hair you can get. Call us today to get an evaluation and figure out what might be possible to get the hair you want.
Contact us today at 713-561-5478, and speak to one of our experts about any hair loss questions you may have.