Hair replacement in Greensboro, NC appeals to women as well as men. Women lose hair, too, and for different reasons than men. Here are seven of the most common ones that send women to our office:
- Female pattern baldness: The genetic factor is common with women, just as it is for men. While there is constant discussion of male pattern baldness, the fact is that women can face this condition too. Women normally start noticing the change by age 60, although it can happen much sooner. While some individuals benefit from over-the-counter treatments, many seek more aggressive treatment in our office.
- Thyroid issues: Hypothyroidism is often linked to hair loss. Women will first notice the condition when they feel fatigued and their hair starts to thin. A synthetic hormone replacement often restores hair, but sometimes not quite to its previous luster. Women in that position often seek additional hair treatment to counteract their thyroid symptoms.
- Protein deficiency: Protein is essential for hair growth. When women convert to vegetarian or vegan diets without integrating high-protein non-animal sources, hair thinning follows shortly thereafter. If you are considering going meat-free, find information on high-protein foods, like beans and soy products. Keeping fish and eggs in your diet can also help maintain your protein balances. Basically, no matter your food choices, take the steps necessary to consume enough protein.
- Vitamin deficiencies: In addition to protein, you can also lose your hair if you do not consume enough Vitamin B or iron. These are also difficult to maintain on vegetarian diets. Supplements can be helpful, but it is better to find good fats to add to your plant-based diet.
- Excessive Vitamin A: While there is frequently an emphasis on deficiencies when it comes to hair loss, you can also have too much of a good thing. Vitamin A, when consumed in excess, can thin your hair and get in the way of its normal growth. This mineral is present in many foods and supplements, so it is easy to overdo it. Find where you can cut back, and hair will often restore itself.
- Autoimmune disorders: Alopecia areata is a disorder that attacks hair follicles and stops hair growth. Sometimes, it is prevented by steroid injections. However, it often arises again, making hair restoration necessary. Lupus also causes hair loss in the same way, attacking follicles. Since lupus often results in scalp scarring, that makes restoration even more necessary if you wish to preserve your hair.
- Eating disorders: Dramatic weight loss from anorexia or bulimia reduces nutrients, and that affects hair growth. The same can happen if you go on an extreme weight loss plan and cut calories too quickly. Your best bet to lose weight and keep your hair is to adopt prudent eating strategies rather than try to lose all your weight at once. Women with eating disorders also find their hair grows back when they receive treatment.
Raveen Hair Replacement offers a variety of options for hair replacement in Greensboro, NC for women and men alike. Call us today to schedule a consultation.