Hair Loss & Hair Restoration in MN

Everyone loses hair daily. Hair loss involves losing more than 100 hairs a day in thinning or bald patches. The most common type, hereditary male- and female-pattern baldness, affects 80 million Americans. Hair loss often reverses on its own when caused by physical stress such as poor nutrition or a diet with too much vitamin A or iron or not enough protein; weight loss of more than 15 pounds or medical conditions like anorexia; hormonal changes involved with giving birth or menopause; or great emotional stress, such as the death of a loved one. If you are concerned or self-conscious about hair loss, see a dermatologist. When addressed early, most hair loss can be treated or stopped. It’s also important to determine the source of hair loss because it can be the first indication of many diseases.

 

Causes: People in good health can suffer from autoimmune-disease-caused hair loss, scarring hair loss, and ringworm, a highly contagious fungal infection that can cause balding. The symptoms of about 30 diseases, including anemia and thyroid disease, begin with hair loss, and radiation and chemotherapy treatments, major surgery, infection, or even the flu can trigger temporary hair loss. Hair constantly confined or pulled tightly in cornrows or with elastic bands or hairpins can also fall out. People with trichotillomania pull out hair from their scalp and elsewhere on their bodies.

 

Basic Formula for recovery, healing, and improvement: A careful examination of the scalp and hair on other parts of the body along with questions about physical health, lifestyle and life events will help diagnose the cause of hair loss. A biopsy of the scalp or hair roots and a blood test might also be done to rule out serious medical conditions. Because there are so many causes for hair loss, a diagnosis may require more than one visit. Hair loss can be treated with medications applied to the scalp and with laser/light emitting devices. Hair transplants, including plug transplants of follicles, scalp reductions and expansions, and flaps can give the appearance of more hair; for such procedures, patients must have sufficient donor hair, and more than one procedure may be required to achieve the desired result.

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