Hair loss can cause great distress, and there are many misunderstandings about its causes and treatment.Probably the most common type of hair loss is the so-called ‘male pattern baldness’ which despite its name, can affect women as well.
Depending on the type of hair loss you may be suffering from, there are multiple factors that can trigger its onset. Certain types of illnesses can be major contributing factor, as can any kind of surgery which for the most part will involve the use of a general anesthetic. This type of loss is generally thought to be stress-related, and is caused by an internal reaction in the body. Hair loss may also have some connection with the body’s hormones; naturally occurring chemicals become unbalanced with the rest of the body and create unwanted side effects on other parts of the body. An overactive thyroid gland may also cause hair loss in some people in addition an under active one can have the same effect.
Hair loss in woman, several months after giving birth is also very common and is once more caused by hormone levels that fluctuate quite a lot after the baby is born. There are various types of medications that may also be the cause of excessive hair loss, such medicines such as those used for treating heart disease and high blood pressure, those used for thinning blood, contraceptive pills, and anti-depressants can all have an effect on the hair, fortunately in most cases the hair will regrow when the medications are stopped. Children may also be affected by some form of hair loss, in many cases this may be a scalp infection; this is not serious and may be treated with proprietary treatments.
At the Ottawa Hair Loss and Wellness Clinic, we will sit down to discuss the possible causes of your hair loss by discussing your way of live and coming up with the best solution for this your peculiar case. We have experienced hands when it comes to the diagnosis of hair loss and our state of the art treatment regime that will suit your individual need will be recommended.