The Griffin Center of Hair Restoration and Research, Dr. Edmond Griffin and Dr. Ashley Curtis perform hair restoration surgery for patients experiencing hair loss resulting from all its various causes. There are a number of factors that contribute to hair loss, but luckily, also a myriad of solutions to treat it. We believe that in order to successfully understand treat your hair loss, all possible contributing factors must first be considered. Below Dr. Griffin and Dr. Curtis discuss a few of the common causes of hair loss:
Have you recently experienced the death of a loved one or divorce? Have you recently gained or lost a significant amount of weight? Prolonged, highly traumatic events can trigger hair loss, though once it ceases, its likely gradual regrowth can be seen over time and daily shedding can decrease. In general, while there is no specific treatment for this sudden hair loss condition, with time and decreased stress, the hair will naturally regrow.
- Low Thyroid Activity
When an individual s thyroid malfunctions, the process of hair growth can shut down, forcing hair follicles to remain inactive, stalling growth and eventually causing hair loss. The thyroid secretes the hormone thyroxin, regulating the metabolism. If an individual s metabolism is altered by underactive hormone production due to hypothyroidism, many abnormalities can occur such as hair loss, fatigue, weight gain, and irregular menstrual changes in women. Many patients with hypothyroidism may complain of dry, lackluster hair that breaks easily.
Androgenetic alopecia, also known as female pattern hair loss, male pattern hair loss, and hereditary alopecia is a condition that results from a genetic predisposition to a pattern of hair loss and in many cases a genetic sensitivity toward the hormone dihydrotestosterone or DHT.
Hair loss is a complicated condition with multiple causes. Determining the cause of your hair loss is important in devising an effective treatment plan. With proper diagnosis, Dr. Griffin and Dr. Curtis can discuss the non-surgical and surgical options available to achieve desired results. Contact our office for more information or to schedule your consultation. You can also follow The Griffin Center on Facebook, Twitter and Google + for the latest hair loss and restoration information and news.