Even if you come from a long line of people who’ve lost their hair as they aged, it’s never a welcome sight to look in the mirror and notice thinning. But when you do, you don’t just have to assume there’s nothing you can do. For starters, it can help to hone in on what’s causing your hair loss.
You’ll be glad to know you have options to reverse that hair loss. At McKenna’s Orthopedics and Biologics, Dr. Wade McKenna offers hair rejuvenation with the highly effective injection-based Remane™ treatment. If you want to reverse hair loss and thinning to enjoy a fuller, thicker head of hair for years to come, don’t wait to talk to Dr. McKenna about what Remane can do for you.
But first, let’s look at the leading causes of hair loss. Here are three of the most common reasons you’ll see your hair start to thin or fall out.
Your Family History
If other members of your family have struggled with hair loss, too, you can probably thank androgenic alopecia for your thinning hair. This hereditary condition is also called male-pattern or female-pattern baldness, so named because it appears in a predictable way.
In men, androgenic alopecia usually exhibits as baldness at the back of your head and/or a receding hairline. Women are more likely to observe hair loss at the crown of their head.
Stress takes a toll on your body, and you might see the physical evidence in the form of hair loss.
In fact, there are three different ways stress can contribute to hair loss. If you’re seeing thinning in your hair and you’ve been feeling like you’re under a lot of pressure lately, look for ways to relax. Some breathing exercises or a long, leisurely stroll can actually help you protect your head of hair.
Changes in your hormone levels can lead to thinning hair. Women might experience thinning hair after childbirth or during the transition to menopause, for example.
Additionally, hypothyroidism — which causes your thyroid gland to produce too little hormone — can contribute to hair loss.
Usually, these hormonal changes are accompanied by other symptoms. Hypothyroidism usually comes with fatigue, sensitivity to cold, dry skin, and weight gain, for example.
Talk to your doctor about the symptoms you’ve experienced. Treatment is available to help rebalance your hormones.
No matter what’s causing your hair loss, Dr. McKenna has an effective, safe way to reverse it. If you’re ready to grow healthy hair to fill in the thinning areas, don’t hesitate to call Dr. McKenna’s Orthopedics and Biologics or make your appointment online today.