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All Hair Loss Causes and Solutions

Mar 22, 2021

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Written by: Theodosia Maravelia

It is normal to lose some hair a day. However, if the hair starts to fall out in larger quantities than we are used to then panic and anxiety prevail in most people. While heredity is the main cause of hair loss, there are a number of other reasons that can lead to hair loss. For a comprehensive diagnosis of the reasons and causes of hair loss, we advise you to visit a good dermatologist.

In this article, we will look at the main causes of hair loss, while at the same time developing all the possible methods of dealing with the problem.

Causes of hair loss

The main causes that lead to hair loss on the head are:

Androgenetic alopecia

Androgenetic alopecia is the official term for hair loss from the front and top of the head and is a very common cause of hair loss.

Unfortunately, this type or disease is hereditary and the patient is not responsible for the result.

Androgenetic alopecia in men leads to hair loss from the top of the head, while in women, the hair usually becomes thinner all over the head.

Alopecia areata

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition that causes sudden hair loss as the immune system attacks the hair follicles.

Medicines

Some medications have side effects that can cause hair loss.

Some of them are the following:

Blood thinners, such as warfarin
Raw isotretinoin (Accutane) for acne
Antidepressants, Prozac, Zoloft
B-blockers
Medicines to lower cholesterol, such as Lopid

Nutritional deficiencies

And nutritional deficiencies can cause hair loss. Extreme diets for example with very low intake of protein, vitamins and trace elements such as iron can sometimes cause severe hair loss.

Diffuse Alopecia

Alopecia areata is a condition where the hair remains in the resting phase of the growth cycle and sometimes falls out in clumps. Alopecia areata is usually caused by severe stress and is a temporary and reversible condition.

Alopecia areata

Traction alopecia is called the loss of hair due to its pulling. This mainly happens in tight hairstyles, which break the hair strands.

Such hairstyles are the following:

Ponytail

Braids

Hair braids and extensions

If traction alopecia is not stopped in time, it will lead to a lot of hair loss and make the hair thinner.

Pregnancy

Some women may experience a lot of hair loss shortly after giving birth. This reaction is due to the decrease in estrogen levels and is temporary, while usually the density of our hair returns within a year.

Contraceptive pills

Women who use birth control pills may experience hair loss either while using these medications or even several weeks or months after they stop taking them.

Trichophytia

Ringworm is a fungal infection and can cause hair loss. It often appears as an isolated lesion on the scalp with hair loss and is temporary.

Before proceeding with any treatment for hair loss it is very important to know the reason that causes this condition. A visit to a dermatologist could give us that answer.

Hair loss treatments and solutions

Medicines

If your hair loss is caused by an underlying disease, it will require treatment, while if taking a certain medication is causing the hair loss, your doctor can replace it with a new one, as long as you let him know.

What are the most common medications to treat hereditary hair loss?

Medicines are also available in the market to slow down the rate of hair loss. It should be noted that these drugs delay but do not cure hereditary hair loss. The most common options include:

Minoxidil ( Rogaine). Minoxidil is available in liquid, foam and shampoo form. To be most effective, it should be applied to the skin of the scalp twice a day.

Minoxidil products help many people slow the rate of hair loss. To see the first benefits of this drug and to see if this treatment works for you, it will take at least six months. In case you stop using it, the scalp will return to its original state.

Possible side effects: scalp irritation and unwanted hair growth on other parts of the body.

Finasteride ( Propecia). This is a prescription drug that you take as a pill every day. Many men taking finasteride experience a slowing of hair loss while some may experience some new hair growth. Again though, it will take a few months to see if this drug works for you and certainly if you stop taking it your head will go back to its original state. Finasteride is not indicated for men over 60 years of age.

Possible side effects of finasteride include decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, and an increased risk of prostate cancer.

Other medications to reduce hair loss are spironolactone (Carospir, Aldactone) and dutasteride (dutasteride, Avodart).

Hair transplant/implantation

During the hair transplant procedure, a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon removes hair from the back of the head and transplants it to a bald spot. This method does not usually require hospitalization, but it is definitely painful. In any case, your doctor after the surgery will give you some pain medication to relieve the pain of the first few days.

Possible risks of a hair transplant:

Bleeding, bruising, swelling and infection. You should also know that you will most likely need more than one surgery to get close to the desired result and that the hair that is left over from the one that we have implanted will continue to fall out even after the surgery.

Hair Replacement Systems

As hair transplants promise much more than they can deliver and carry health risks, you may be wondering if there is a way to treat hair loss quickly and safely. But of course there is a way. Hair replacement systems!

Using Hair Replacement Systems has many advantages:

They are very natural and imperceptible to the naked eye

They are applied immediately and painlessly within 2 hours

No surgery is required

You don't need to take medicines that will endanger your health

You can do any hairstyle and hair style you want at any time.

The price is much more affordable than hair transplants, making it an affordable option for many people.

I think now you can understand why Hair Systems are turning into a fashion trend of recent years and why many see it as the best method to deal with hair loss. MACOhair is the number one hair systems company in Greece with several years of experience. So if you have any questions about hair systems, don't hesitate to contact us.