Everyone suffers from hair loss, whether we realize it or not. The average person sheds between 50-100 hairs every day, but this is not enough to make a noticeable difference because new hairs are constantly growing in at the same time.
However, many people suffer from chronic hair loss, which can lead to noticeable thinning or balding. There are several reasons why someone may lose their hair, many of which are treatable. Here are some of the most common causes of hair loss:
- Genetic predisposition. Also known as male pattern baldness, most men (about two-thirds) are genetically programmed to lose hair as they age.
- Chronic stress. Physical and emotional stress cause short-term changes to your body’s hormones. Chronic stress can make these changes not-so-temporary, which can in turn lead to hair loss.
- Medication. Hair loss is a common side effect of certain medications and procedures, such as chemotherapy.
- Physical traction. The tension caused by constantly wearing hats or tightly-pulled hairstyles can lead to premature hair loss.
- Vitamin deficiency. Hair loss may occur if your body is low in Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B12, biotin, or other B-complex vitamins.
- Smoking cigarettes. Balding is one of many undesirable side effects of smoking cigarettes.
- Hormonal imbalance. You many experience many side effects if your hormones are out of whack, including hair loss. Luckily, this can usually be fixed through hormone replacement therapy.
If you are experiencing hair loss and can’t figure out why, schedule an appointment with New York’s hormone replacement experts at NuWave Medical, PLLC. We can determine if a hormonal imbalance is to blame for your hair loss, and if it is, we can design a custom treatment plan to restore your body’s levels to normal.
If you live in New York City, Nassau County, or Suffolk County, schedule an appointment online, or give us a call at (631) 343-7144.