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Hair Loss

Although hair loss is often associated with age, there are many people of all ages who suffer from this problem. There are a variety of causes of this problem and also a number of treatment alternatives. There are preventive measures as well as treatments that can help people with this problem. Understanding some of the causes will help you know what can be done.

As we explore the many different causes of hair loss in both men and women, we find that more information about the causes aids in the development of effective treatments to reverse or slow down the process.  What is being found is that most people have individual and unique causes for the loss of hair; all people cannot be lumped into a single group with a single cause for baldness or thinning hair.  The reasons that men and women lose hair are different, and your own individual case needs to be looked at as unique as you search for the best treatments for your needs.

For instance one of the most common causes of hair loss is a change in hormone production.  Some research is beginning to show that there may be a connection between the efficacy of the thyroid gland and the density and health of the hair.  The hormones produced by the thyroid gland help to keep the entire body regulated, and may also affect hair growth and health.  Other hormones related to sleep are beginning to be connected to hair health too.

When a person has surgery or begins taking new medications, hair loss is often experienced.  After recovering from the surgery, the temporary hair loss often goes away.  If medication seems to be the cause, it can sometimes be regulated to have less of an effect on your hair.  If you think that a medication you are currently taking is causing you to lose hair, you should speak with your physician about your alternatives.

Some individuals find that a fungal infection can lead to hair loss because it influences the health of the entire body, including the hair.  Such an infection can be located on the scalp or topically in other unrelated areas of the body.

When you are looking for treatment for hair loss, you may want to begin by consulting with your physician about the possible causes for your individual case.  You may also want to see a professional who specializes in the treatment of baldness and thinning hair.  Look at the different treatment options, and realize that it may take time to find the one that is best for your needs.