Hair replacement in Greensboro, NC often conjures up images of older balding gentlemen. However, our clientele is actually much more diverse. Women can also suffer hair loss with the same devastating effects to self image. Here are the common causes of hair loss that lead women to seek our services:
- Pregnancy: Hair loss during pregnancy is not common, but new mothers often find their brushes quickly fill with excessive hair after they have given birth. This occurs as a combination of hormonal changes and the physical stress of pregnancy. In most cases, hair restores itself within a few months after the baby is born.
- Protein deficiency: Failing to get enough protein in your diet can lead to your body shutting down hair growth. It does this in order to ration what little protein you consume. Women who convert to a vegetarian diet uninformed will often notice hair loss within two to three months after the dietary change. To prevent this, consume high-protein food sources like fish, eggs and meat. If you are a vegetarian, read about non-animal forms of protein to make sure you’re getting enough of it in your diet.
- Female pattern baldness: Male pattern baldness receives regular attention, but not everyone is aware that women can face the same condition. Just like with men, the condition arises from a combination of genetics and hormones and can lead to a markedly changed hairline by age 60, if not sooner. Topical medication can help with this genetic time bomb, but many also opt for non-surgical hair restoration.
- Hypothyroidism: Having an underactive thyroid gland can make you feel fatigued and cause your hair to thin. Normally, once you start synthetic thyroid hormone treatment, your hair will return to its former luster.
- Vitamin imbalance: Vitamin A is present in many foods and supplements, so it is easy to consume too much of it. Overdoing this particular vitamin is linked to hair loss, and cutting back will often restore hair growth. However, too little Vitamin B or iron leads to thinning hair. Eating more “good” fats and adding simple supplements can also reverse this condition.
- Autoimmune disorders: An overactive immune disorder called alopecia areata attacks hair follicles and stops hair growth. If detected early, steroid injections can prevent further loss. However, restoration services are necessary, as hair will frequently grow and fall out again. Lupus also leads to overzealous immune systems that will attack and thin hair. Unfortunately, the scarring that results from lupus makes hair growth impossible.
- Eating disorders: Dramatic weight loss from anorexia or bulimia strips the body of essential nutrients, which also affects hair growth. Extreme eating plans for rapid weight loss can have the same effect as well, as this is literally a shock to the system. Treating eating disorders or adopting more prudent weight loss strategies can restore hair growth.
Raveen Hair Replacement in Greensboro, NC offers a full range of hair replacement options to help restore your full head of hair. Contact us today to arrange for a free private consultation.