Everyone loses hair!
It is normal to lose about 50-100 hairs every day, but if you begin to notice bald patches or lots of thinning, you may be experiencing hair loss. Hair loss can be permanent or temporary depending on the cause, and a thorough examination by one of our medical professionals is an important step towards identifying and treating the cause of your hair loss.
Millions of men and women have hereditary hair loss commonly called male or female pattern baldness. This type of hair loss, known as androgenic alopecia, can often be successfully treated. The trigger for androgenic alopecia is DHT, a powerful sex hormone, body, and facial hair growth promoter that can adversely affect the prostate as well as the hair located on the head. The mechanism by which DHT accomplishes this is not yet understood. In genetically prone scalps, DHT initiates a process where the width of the hair shaft is progressively decreased until scalp hair resembles peach fuzz or else becomes non-existent.
Common Causes of Hair Loss
In addition to genetic or hormonal related causes, hair loss can be contributed to many other factors:
- Change in medication
- Nutritional factors
- Thyroid problems
- Skin disease
- Stress or hair pulling
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Take the first step toward addressing your hair loss and call one of our convenient offices in the greater Philadelphia area to schedule a consultation.