Hair loss may require dermatological care before home treatment in Jupiter
Hair loss is a common problem affecting both men and women. Millions of people experience such loss or significant thinning of the hair that cosmetic concerns arise, because hair is an unspoken indicator of health and virility. Dr. Vitulli offers solutions for hair loss
, possibly including home treatment
, to patients from Jupiter
and surrounding areas based on the specifics of their condition.
There are many, many possible causes of hair loss, which is why evaluation by an experienced dermatologist is critical to successful treatment. By determining a cause, your dermatologist can design the appropriate treatment plan. Causes may range from hair disorders to general illnesses, nutrition to stress.
- Androgenetic alopecia is the hereditary condition of balding or thinning. This common condition of hair loss affects approximately 80 million men and women in our country. Androgenetic alopecia causes the hairline of men to receded, often leaving hair around the ears and back of the head. Women affected by this condition may find their hair thins significantly at the crown.
- Alopecia areata is hair loss due to an autoimmune condition. In this type of hair loss, the body attacks its own hair as a faulty defense mechanism. Dermatological treatment for this condition is aimed at promoting hair re-growth.
About thirty health conditions can lead to hair loss, including anemia and thyroid disease. When the disease is treated, hair loss may cease. In some cases, hair loss may be reversed, as well.
- Significant illness such as severe flu or infection, high fever, or a major surgery can lead to hair loss, often referred to as effluvium or telogen.
- Cancer treatment such as chemotherapy or radiation can cause hair to fall out. Though this is often a temporary condition, hair loss can be distressing.
- Ringworm is a contagious disease that more often affects children than adults. If not treated effectively, ringworm can cause hair loss.
- The intense fluctuations of hormones that occur after childbirth leave some women noticing significant hair loss. As estrogen levels rise to more balanced levels, this condition should resolve on its own.
- Menopause is another time in life when hormonal fluctuations are significant enough to lead to hair loss. Though hair growth is not permanently diminished, hair does not always regrow with the same fullness or texture it once had.
Dieting and poor nutrition
- The lack of nutrients obtained by individuals with eating disorders often leads to hair loss.
- Even weight loss of 15 or more pounds can cause hair loss, but hair typically regains its normal growth as the body acclimates to its new weight and eating habits.
- Protein is an important nutritional element that affects the hair. If protein is severely lacking, the body can shut down hair growth as a way to conserve. This type of hair loss occurs after a few months of protein deficiency, and it can be stopped with dietary changes.
Hair loss can be emotionally distressing. Dr. Vitulli offers solutions that can work for you. Contact A Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic and Laser Surgery to learn how you can slow or reverse hair loss.
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