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Top causes for hair loss

Baldness typically refers to excessive hair loss from your scalp. Some people prefer to let their hair loss run its course untreated and unhidden. Others may cover it up with hairstyles, makeup, hats or scarves. And still others choose one of the treatments available to prevent further hair loss and to restore growth.

Before pursuing hair loss treatment, talk with your doctor about the cause of your hair loss and treatment options.



Genetic predisposition

Family history is the most common cause of hair loss. Usually occurring gradually with aging and in predictable patterns of a receding hairline and bald spots in men and thinning hair in women.



A variety of hormone and thyroid issues can cause hair loss. As a starting point, hair loss experts recommend testing for thyroid conditions and hormone imbalances to determine if this is the cause. Other hormonal changes include pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause.



Elevated stress can cause the hair follicles to prematurely stop growing and enter into a resting phase. In most cases the hair loss is temporary and the hair soon recovers. However in some cases the hair loss continues until the underlying cause is removed.



Certain drugs and medications can cause hair loss by interfering with the normal cycle of scalp hair growth. This can include blood pressure meds, blood thinners, anti-fungals, birth control, cholesterol-lowering meds to name a few. We recommend patients bring their full list of medications with them.


Iron deficiency

Iron is essential for producing hair cell protein, without it, your hair follicles will miss it and hair loss can occur


B12 deficiency

Similar to iron, vitamins and especially B12 are important in the growth and maintenance of your hair. In the presence of hair loss, vitamin deficiencies should be considered