Hair loss affects everyone differently and can occur for various reasons. It can be difficult seeing your hair start to thin, leaving you wondering what happened to cause the hair loss. With stress and genetics playing major roles, it’s important to understand the causes of hair loss as well as the steps individuals can take to reclaim their self-esteem. As you identify your symptoms, whether it be from stress or genetics, you’ll have a better idea which hair replacement or restoration techniques will work best for your hair loss.
Hair Loss Caused by Stress
Everyone becomes stressed every once in a while. However, short-term everyday stress such as being late for work or anticipating a big event is not going to affect your body in such a way that causes hair loss. Constant higher levels of stress that make you tired or affect your appetite raises the level of stress hormones, which can lead to hair loss.
A normal head of hair typically holds around 130,000 strands of hair. Typically, almost all of these hairs are in growing phase, which lasts a few years and then enters resting stage. The resting stage lasts a few months and then naturally the hair falls out and is replaced by new hairs. This natural process is hindered by the effects of physiological stress, which is typically due to changes in diet or medical issues. The physiological stress disrupts the natural process and forces more hairs to “rest” then eventually fall out.
The good news is, hair loss caused by stress such as a disease called alopecia areata are typically temporary. The best plan of action is to talk to your doctor for more information on how to reduce your stress. Additionally, talk to a hair restoration and replacement specialist who can offer an effective scalp analysis to best determine which solution is best for you. Platelet Rich Plasma hair loss treatment can be a possible solution available to help with the effects of hair loss caused by stress.
Hair Loss as a Result of Genetics
Unlike hair loss caused by stress, which is typically temporary, some causes of hair loss are permanent and unavoidable. Female or male pattern baldness is a hereditary condition with a strong genetic susceptibility. Hereditary-pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss. Hereditary-pattern baldness is not necessarily a disease, but a natural condition caused by some combination of genetics, hormone levels and the aging process. It invariably includes the negative impact of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which contributes to hair loss in both men and women. Women can also inherit these genes from either parent or both.
Many forms of hair loss can be caused by stress as well as genetics. Some of these forms may have permanent effects while others are temporary. The most common forms of hair loss are alopecia areata, androgenetic alopecia and telogen effluvium. Although it was stated before that alopcia areata can be caused by stress, it has also been known to be a hereditary disease.
Whether you experience permanent or temporary hair loss, there are several solutions available. With the advancement of technology, there are several hair loss techniques that provide replacement and restoration solutions with hair that looks and feels completely natural.
It’s Your Hair & Your Life
At Moore Hair Clinic in St. Louis, we offer a variety of hair restoration and hair loss treatment programs for men and women of all ages and hair types. If after a thorough hair loss evaluation, we determine that you are a viable candidate for this type of treatment protocol, we will make a recommendation based on the outcome of your consultation.
We invite you to schedule your free, confidential hair loss replacement consultation today. Meet with a clinical hair restoration specialist at our state-of-the-art hair restoration clinic in St. Louis, Missouri and say goodbye to hair loss anxiety once and for all.