Three Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Hair Loss

Aug 20

After noticing your hair falling out at an alarming late, you’ll likely be quickly calling the phone to schedule an appointment with your dermatologist or family doctor. Before doing so, check out these questions you should ask.

“Am I losing more hair than expected?”

Everyone loses hair each day — it’s a natural part of life. Don’t worry if you see a few hairs on the shower or in your palm after running your fingers through your hair. Losing hair is a normal part of the hair cycle, and you should only be worried if you’re noticing more hair loss than normal, especially if you notice a change in your overall health as well.

“What is the cause of my hair loss?”

This seems straightforward, but many people forget to get to get to the root of their problem. Your hair loss may be a result of a hairstyle, illness, or stress. Solving the issue behind your hair loss rather than simply treating the symptoms will keep your hair on your head permanently. Knowing the reason behind your hair thinning will also allow your doctor to better recommend options aimed at managing your symptoms.

“What are my options?”

Don’t leave your doctor’s office without a plan to help your hair regrow. Make sure to discuss all the options available — such as medicine, topicals, hair caps, or even wigs. You might even consider filling in your scalp with pigment through companies like DC Micro. Either way, make sure that you and your doctor are clear on what your next steps should be. While this isn’t a complete list of questions to ask, it is a definite starting point to begin a conversation with your doctor. Be assertive and make sure that your doctor actively listens to all of your needs and concerns.

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Preventing Hair Loss

Aug 19

If you’ve noticed a few more hairs in your brush lately, you might be concerned as to the cause. Hair loss is incredibly common, and there are a lot of things that could be causing you to shed hair more frequently. Here are some of the more common causes of hair loss:

  • Stress – Stress can release hormones that affect your hair’s growth and loss cycle. If you think stress is the cause of your hair loss, take whatever steps work for you to manage the stress before the loss becomes permanent.
  • Poor diet – Your hair needs a balanced diet full of vitamins and minerals so that it can stay healthy. Eating too much junk food and not enough fruits and vegetables can deplete your body of nutrients. When this happens, your hair is likely going to take a hit. Try and eat at least one nutritious meal a day to mitigate the loss.
  • Genetics – If your family has a long history of hair loss, then it’s likely that you’ll face hair loss as you grow older. Unfortunately, there’s not too much that can be done about genetic hair loss.

No matter what caused you to lose some hair, you can rest assured that’s easier now than ever to manage thinning hair. Wigs, hair transplants, and other means of styling hair can hide a balding scalp. If you’re interested in embracing your hair loss, you could always opt to shave your head completely. My Hair Loss Solutions can attest to the rising popularity of shaved heads. Scalp micropigmentation is an easy way to style a shaved head for long periods of time. In fact, shaved heads are quickly coming back in style. This is good news for anyone who needs an excuse to shave their head!

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Smoking and Hair Loss

Aug 18

Smokers may notice an increased presence of side effects associated with smoking — a higher risk of lung cancer, teeth stains, and bad breath. A less discussed side effect is hair loss.

Check out the post below to find out how smoking cigarettes can lead to hair loss.

Blood Circulation

A classic side effect of smoking is a drop in the quality of your blood circulation. Without an adequate amount of blood flowing to your hair follicles, hair growth is impeded. Lacking the oxygen and minerals they need to thrive, the hair will begin to fall out as a result of poor blood circulation.

A Compromised Immune System

Smoking weakens the body’s immune system, making individuals more susceptible to illness, including illnesses that cause hair loss. These illnesses and conditions such as  infections in the scalp like ringworm.

No matter the condition, a weakened immune system won’t be able to fight it off as effectively and you may notice hair beginning to fall out when brushing your hair taking a shower.

Premature Aging

Anyone who has seen an anti-smoking advertisement knows that many smokers experience premature aging. Long time smokers notice that smoking results in wrinkled skin, age spots, and sagging, giving the impression that they are much older than they actually are.

The rest of the body is prematurely aging as a result of smoking, and it makes sense that the hair would follow suit. Smoking may be simply accelerating the aging process, resulting in hair loss that occurs much sooner than it would normally. While you do have options to combat hair loss, such as medications or scalp micropigmentation services such as Team Micro, the best option is to simply quit smoking. Doing so will not only save your hair, but the rest of your body, too.

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