Hair loss can be alarming. If you have noticed your hair shedding more than usual, you may be wondering if the effects are permanent. Whether hair loss is reversible or not depends entirely on its cause. There are many reasons why you may be experiencing hair loss. Read through our list of the most common causes and learn if your hair will grow back.
Underlying Medical Conditions
Hair loss can be a symptom of an un-treated medical condition. Some people experience hair loss before they learn they have an illness! Medical conditions that may cause hair loss include:
• Cancer treatment, such as chemotherapy
• Thyroid disease
• Scalp infections, such as ringworm
If you are concerned your hair loss may be linked to an illness, consult your GP for further advice. If not, speak to one of our qualified trichologists at Simone Thomas hair loss clinic in Bournemouth for full hair loss consultation.
Stress Related Hair Loss
Stress induced hair loss may be reversible.
Stress can trigger conditions such as alopecia or trichotillomania (a psychological hair pulling disorder). High levels of stress may also force hair follicles into a resting phase (telogen effluvium), which results in significant hair loss a few months later.
The good news is in many cases, if the patient manages to reduce their stress levels, their hair will start to grow back in 2 – 6 months.
Diet & Nutrition
Hair loss can also be connected to poor diet. Protein and iron deficiencies are often the root of hair loss. If your hair loss is due to an unbalanced diet, try eating more protein and iron, such as green vegetables like kale and spinach, or eggs and tofu.
Are veggies not your cup of tea? Try our Ginko Wellness Three Month Plan from Simone Thomas Wellness. You may start to see more hair regrowth within a few months.
Hair Loss Treatment and Pacific Hair Institute
Dr. Mirrafati is a Fellow of The American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery and a Diplomate of The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He is dedicated to providing every hair loss patient the highest quality of results. When designing your personal hair restoration program, Dr. Mirrafati will tailor your plan to your individual requirements and preferences. For example, if you are just beginning to lose hair, he will work out a plan to restore it before your hair becomes noticeable. If you are losing hair in both the front and back of your head and you wish to take a minimal approach he will create a plan to first restore the area that concerns you the most. If you desire the most rapid approach to restore your hair he will create a personalized plan designed to maximize your results in the shortest amount of time suitable to your individual needs. All procedures are performed in a state-of-the-art, fully accredited outpatient surgical facility in Orange County. Dr. Mirrafati and his friendly, helpful, professional staff give their patients close and personal attention throughout all the phases of treatment.