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
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.