Having a full head of hair means that I don't have to shave it every day just to look cool.Nicky Hayden
Hair Loss Causes
Many patients who seek hair replacement treatment are at a loss as to what is causing their hair loss. If you suffer from this affliction, then you'll know what it feels like. Every time you bathe, shower or even just draw a comb through your hair, you come away with handfuls of precious strands. The question remains, what is causing it?
Hair loss occurs to some extent in 60-70% of all men, and 4-8% of women. Hair restoration surgeons and other medical professionals have varying opinions regarding the causes of hair loss.
Some maintain that the balding process is mainly the effect of hereditary factors that can be inherited from either one of an individual's parents; although a person may even have a predisposition towards hair loss if both of his or her parents had full heads of hair. This is due to a process known as spontaneous mutation, whereby the genetic information changes at conception.
Other causes of hair loss that have been identified over the years include trauma, prolonged exposure to radiation therapy, burns and surgery. A variety of prescription drugs have also been found to trigger excessive shedding. These include, in no specific order of importance: ulcer drugs, anti-coagulants, anti-depressants, beta blockers, blood thinners and Parkinson medications.
Poor diet also plays a large contributing role in hair loss. A diet low in vitamins A, C, E and B12 has been known to result in brittle, unhealthy hair that is prone to breakage and falling out. Increasing your intake of raw fruits, vegetables and whole foods in general can make a big difference in the condition of your hair. However, once your hair loss has progressed beyond a certain point, hair restoration surgery can go a long way to bringing things back on an even keel.
A large number of drugs, diseases and environmental factors can contribute to hair loss, the effect of which is only reversible once the initial cause has been remedied. Hair replacement treatment is not the answer in these cases. If you suffer from a scalp disease, you should consult a dermatologist.
The team at Medical Hair Restoration has helped scores of men and women to regain their confidence. Why not contact our hair restoration surgeons today and arrange a consultation so we can see what we can do to help you?