Hair Loss Symptoms and Causes

Hair loss causes

Hair loss affects men and women and results from conditions including thyroid disease, anemia, protein deficiency, various forms of stress or low vitamin levels.

Incidence: Very Common
○ More than 3 million US cases per year
○ Treatable by a medical professional
○ Treatment is directed towards any predisposing cause identified
○ Lab tests are beneficial to a successful diagnosis
○ Chronic: most cases of hair loss are a lifelong problem.

Androgenic hair loss is by far the most common hair loss we see and is predominantly caused by genetic inheritance. Chemotherapy, a well-known treatment for cancer, can cause severe hair loss. Alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease, causes hair loss in distinctive patches due to the interruption of hair follicles in localized areas of skin.

Cause of hair loss: Male and female airloss can be the result of heredity, hormonal changes, medical conditions or aging. Anyone can lose hair on their head, but it's more common in men.

What does a hair loss look like?

Hair loss is usually self-evident: With male pattern baldness, hair loss typically occurs on the top and front of the head. With female pattern baldness, thinning occurs on the top and crown of the head. This thinning in women often starts as a widening of the center hair part that leaves the front hairline unaffected.

Hair loss symptoms
Treating hair loss
Hair loss treatment

Treating Hair Loss:

Self-care treatments for hair loss: Self-care is not advised, but as a guide, a few over-the-counter medications may prevent further hair loss and in some cases regrow lost hair. In some cases, surgeons can transplant hair or reduce the area of bald skin. Natural-looking wigs and hairpieces can help cover hair loss in severe cases.

Our Clinical Treatment for Hair Loss:

Dermatology Associates of Seattle offers a wide variety of treatments for hair loss. Depending on the cause of your symptoms, we may recommend medication, therapeutic procedures, topical applications, or a combination of the three. [ Learn More }


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