We all lose hair. Lots of it. But hair grows back. When it doesn’t, baldness is the result. At DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers we know that there are many reasons for hair loss. Among males, male pattern baldness is the primary cause. But there are dozens of other reasons that men as well as women lose hair. Consulting with a hair restoration surgeon is the best way to get to the bottom of hair loss. In the meantime here are some of the primary causes. The good news is that many of them are only temporary.
Injury or physical trauma
Hair has a growth phase and a dormant phase. Any time you have a major injury, say from a car accident, major surgery, or even pregnancy in women. Your hair’s growth phase can be affected. The typical hair restoration surgeon notes that this kind of hair loss is temporary and the hair loss becomes noticeable from three to six months after the physical trauma
Changing or ending birth control pills
In women, changes in hormone levels caused by changing or stopping the taking of birth control pills can be a cause of hair loss. This is especially true if there is history of hair loss among women in the family. The typical hair restoration surgeon notes that changing back to the original birth control pill will stop the hair loss. Normally hair loss is only temporary if you stop taking birth control pills.
It’s rare, but an emotional event such as divorce, the death of a loved one or caring for aging parents can cause hair loss. Fortunately, the hair loss is only temporary.
Ten percent of women between the ages of 20 and 49 suffer from anemia, which can cause hair loss. Your hair restoration surgeon will prescribe an iron supplement to treat the anemia and the hair will return.
If you are wondering what might be causing your hair loss and whether it is temporary or permanent, it’s important to talk to a hair restoration surgeon to get to the bottom of it. At DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Centers we are happy to schedule an appointment.