Hair Loss Causes

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What Contributes to Hair Loss?
Connections With Disease
Mental Health Issues
Drug Treatments
Infections
Male Pattern Baldness
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What Contributes to Hair Loss?

Hair loss is a condition when new hair fails to take the place of hair that the human scalp sheds. Indeed, experiencing hair loss can be stressful. Today, advanced hair restoration treatments can help you restore hair you’ve lost and help you keep your existing hair.

Learn about your hair loss options with us. Here at The Hair Transplant Center – Dallas, we offer various hair restoration treatments to help you with your hair loss concerns. We deliver hair loss treatment options that account for your lifestyle and needs. 

Learn more about the causes of hair loss in the sections below. 

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Connections With Disease

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease in…..

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Mental Health Issues

Stress can trigger some forms of hair loss…..

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Drug Treatments

Specific types of drugs can contribute to a…..

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Infections

Ringworm is a fungal infection that affects the…..

Connections With Disease

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease in which your immune system attacks your hair follicles along with other healthy areas of your body. As a result, your hair can fall out of our scalp. Individuals with alopecia areata may notice one or more patches of baldness, usually across their scalp. However, individuals can lose hair in any place on the body with hair.

Mental Health Issues

Stress can trigger some forms of hair loss. Trichotillomania is one type of hair loss connected with high stress levels. This impulse-control disorder manifests itself through compulsive hair pulling, a behavior that often results from stress, tension, loneliness, boredom, or frustration. Teenagers may experience this form of hair loss, a condition that can cause bald patches on the scalp or missing eyebrows, eyelashes, or body hair. 

Drug Treatments

Specific types of drugs can contribute to a person’s hair loss. Drug-induced hair loss can reverse itself once individuals stop taking the medication that causes the hair loss. If you’re experiencing drug-induced alopecia, you may find your hair thinning instead of experiencing patchy hair loss. Chemotherapy can contribute to drug-induced hair loss. However, some medications may spur on hair loss at various stages of the hair growth cycle: 

  • Anticonvulsants (epilepsy drugs).
  • Antidepressants.
  • Antihypertensives (such as ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers, and diuretics).
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Infections

Ringworm is a fungal infection that affects the skin. If ringworm occurs on the scalp, it can cause hair loss known as tinea capitis. Typically, this hair loss starts as a blister that grows larger, leaving temporary scaly spots of baldness. The fungus enters hair fibers and causes the hairs to become brittle and break off. You can identify affected areas by itchy, red inflammation. Scaly patches resulting from ringworm infections usually appear red around the exterior with normal skin tone in the center. This inflammation pattern creates a ring appearance, which contributes to the condition’s name, ringworm.

Male Pattern Baldness

Male pattern baldness, also called androgenetic alopecia, is the most familiar type of hair loss experienced by men. Male pattern baldness generally results from genetics or a family history of baldness. 

According to research, male pattern baldness is closely connected to male sex hormones called androgen. This hormone performs many functions, including the regulation of hair growth. When male pattern baldness occurs, the hair growth cycle weakens and causes hair follicles to shrink, which creates shorter, finer strands of hair. Eventually, the growth cycle for each hair follicle ceases, and hair doesn’t regrow.

To determine what’s causing hair loss, consult a doctor who specializes in hair transplants. At The Hair Transplant Center – Dallas, a hair transplant specialist can meet with you to discuss your hair loss and discuss a solution for you. Reinvigorate your hair with the hair loss treatments available at The Hair Transplant Center – Dallas. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.

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