Causes of Hair Loss
Does thinking about losing your hair stress you out? Actually, stress may be causing you to lose your hair. In fact, there are a number of factors that contribute to both hair/scalp health and visible hair loss. Some hair loss is perfectly natural. But when it gets to be a noticeable problem, its time to call in the experts at Haarklinikken.
Hair Loss in Women vs. Men
Hair loss can affect both men and women equally. While most treatments have historically targeted men, Haarklinikken treats both men and women. We understand the similarities as well as the differences between women experiencing hair loss and men experiencing hair loss.
Everyone has strong emotions tied to their appearance. But weve found that women typically notice hair loss sooner and seek treatment (from a doctor or clinic) sooner. This may be due to cultural factors (e.g., receding hairlines, bald spots and even full baldness are more socially accepted and even expected in men).
We are sensitive to the causes and the effects of hair loss on our clients lives and especially their self-confidence.
Whether you have been told (or suspect) that your receding hair line is genetic, or you have no clue why youre finding clumps of hair in your hairbrush, the question is, can you stop it from getting worse?
Why is my hair falling out?
Over 35 years were treated 42,000 happy clients. Each one is unique. We cannot look at two clients with similar visible hair loss patterns and treat them identically. To successfully treat either of them, we must first get to the root cause of each clients hair loss. Thats why our initial complimentary hair/scalp analysis is so essential to your treatment plan. If we dont know whats causing your hair to thin or fall out, we cant effectively target the right treatment protocol.
Haarklinikken categorizes hair loss into four basic types, as follows:
Haarklinikken divides hair loss into five categories
Physiological hair loss causes
You might be surprised to know how much control you actually have over keeping your hair intact. Except for scalp disorders, look at all these lifestyle and environmental causes that can (and quite often do) contribute to hair thinning and hair loss:
- Scalp Disorders
- Overuse of styling products
- Long-term or extensive use of hair coloring dyes or salon treatments (perms)
- Hair extensions
- Use of straightening irons and blow-dryers
Hair loss caused by illness
Hair loss is often a symptom of underling disease. For example, autoimmune disease can actually cause the body to form antibodies against its own hair. This rejection from the inside out can result in bare spots (alopecia areata) or even total baldness (alopecia Totalis).
Other diseases not directly related to the scalp such as metabolic disorders, eating disorders, alcoholism/drug addiction and others wreak havoc with internal organs and organ systems. Not surprisingly, there are often external signs in the skin, nails and hair, as well. If you are noticing significant hair loss, it may be may be a sign of a behavioral health or medical condition that needs to be addressed.
Hair loss as drug side effect
Hair loss may also be due to medication intake. Chemotherapy for cancer treatment is not the only pharmaceutical cause of hair falling out. If a medication lists hair loss as a potential side effect, be sure to pay attention. Its important to check the warning labels and talk to your doctor/pharmacist before starting a drug treatment regimen or if you notice any alarming changes during your treatment.
Hereditary causes of hair loss
The most common cause of hair loss is in your genes. If youre wondering about how your scalp will age, look no further than your own family tree. Heredity hair loss is often called male/female pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia. Almost as many women as men develop hereditary hair loss, but their hair loss patterns are often different.
There are two types of heredity hair loss.
- 1. Not advanced androgenic alopecia
In one of the more typical patterns of androgenic alopecia, some of the hair follicles actually shrink. As the follicles shrink the quality of the hair strands growing from the follicles is reduced. This type of hair loss is most often associated with men. However, women also suffer from not advanced androgenic alopecia. The difference is that the hair depletion pattern in women is usually more sporadic and less concentrated in one spot. Because the thinning is more sporadic, women dont notice significant hair loss right away. Thus women may lose a lot more hair than men before they even notice the loss.
If your hair/scalp analysis reveals not advanced androgenic alopecia take heart. Thats an excellent prognosis for hair restoration. It means your hair quality has not yet been reduced so much that it cannot be rescued by a custom regimen of Haarklinikken herbal extract products.
- 2. Advanced androgenic alopecia
This is a more serious stage of hereditary hair loss. In the advanced stage the hair follicles shrink so significantly that they can no longer sustain hair growth. Advanced androgenic alopecia is seen primarily in men. And it is very, very common. In fact, most men will at some point in their life be affected by advanced hereditary hair loss. There are degrees of advanced androgenic alopecia. Men who are less severely afflicted with this hereditary hair loss typically experience it in select areas only. For example, receding temples and/or a little thinning of the hair on the cranium means that hair follicle shrinkage is concentrated in those select areas.
In severe cases of advanced androgenic alopecia, large areas of the scalp are affected by shrunken follicles. Many men lose all (or most of) the hair on top yet the hair around the sides of their head (aka a monk wreath) is full and healthy and unaffected. Thats classic advanced androgenic alopecia.
Can this condition be treated?
Clients who reach this advanced state of depletion may yet find hope with Haarklinikken. We would not recommend hair restoration treatment alone for large expanses of hairless scalp. However, DIP treatment which combines powerful herbal extract therapy with advanced Haarklinikken FUE Hair Transplant surgery has proven effective.
Click here to schedule your personal hair/scalp analysis. Find out what is causing your hair loss and which Haarklinikken hair loss treatment is right for you. Its FREE and there is no obligation just answers and peace of mind.