Hair loss can be alarming. If you have noticed your hair shedding more than usual, you may be wondering if the effects are permanent. Whether hair loss is reversible or not depends entirely on its cause. There are many reasons why you may be experiencing hair loss. Read through our list of the most common causes and learn if your hair will grow back.
Underlying Medical Conditions
Hair loss can be a symptom of an un-treated medical condition. Some people experience hair loss before they learn they have an illness! Medical conditions that may cause hair loss include:
• Cancer treatment, such as chemotherapy
• Thyroid disease
• Scalp infections, such as ringworm
If you are concerned your hair loss may be linked to an illness, consult your GP for further advice. If not, speak to one of our qualified trichologists at Simone Thomas hair loss clinic in Bournemouth for full hair loss consultation.
Stress Related Hair Loss
Stress induced hair loss may be reversible.
Stress can trigger conditions such as alopecia or trichotillomania (a psychological hair pulling disorder). High levels of stress may also force hair follicles into a resting phase (telogen effluvium), which results in significant hair loss a few months later.
The good news is in many cases, if the patient manages to reduce their stress levels, their hair will start to grow back in 2 – 6 months.
Diet & Nutrition
Hair loss can also be connected to poor diet. Protein and iron deficiencies are often the root of hair loss. If your hair loss is due to an unbalanced diet, try eating more protein and iron, such as green vegetables like kale and spinach, or eggs and tofu.
Are veggies not your cup of tea? Try our Ginko Wellness Three Month Plan from Simone Thomas Wellness. You may start to see more hair regrowth within a few months.
Male & Female Pattern Baldness
Some hair loss is genetic. For example, male & female pattern baldness is a hereditary condition. Female pattern baldness is more likely to begin after menopause. The hair’s growing phase starts to slow and takes longer for new hair to grow. If untreated, the hair loss will not be reversible. However, an early diagnosis and treatment plan may help to reduce future hair loss.
Hair Loss Treatment
If you have suffered significant hair loss and would like an immediate solution, consult our hair loss specialists at the Simone Thomas hair loss clinic in Reading. We will work with you to find your ideal hair loss solutions, from human hair wigs, hair extensions or an integrated lace system.