Katy patients ask, "What causes hair loss?"

Everyone loses hair. In fact, it is completely normal to lose up to 100 hairs every single day. However, for many people, it can extend beyond that and can leave you with hair that is thinning or even some bald spots. Approximately half of the population experiences this type of hair loss by the age of 50.

What are some reasons for hair loss?
  • Stress
  • Heredity
  • Chemotherapy
  • Damage
  • Age
  • Poor Diet
  • Childbirth
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Medications
  • Burns or Injuries
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Ringworm of the scalp

Depending on the type of hair loss you have, your hair may slowly thin over time. Others find their hair falling out in clumps. Some people lose hair over the entire scalp and others simply lose it one area.

Hair loss can have a dramatic impact on your self-esteem. It can cause you to feel uncomfortable with your appearance and leave you missing all that life has to offer.

To diagnose hair loss, Dr. Weaver will perform a thorough consultation, which will include a list of questions about your hair loss situation. He will evaluate the hair loss pattern and may even pull out several strands of hair for testing or perform a skin biopsy from the scalp when needed.

Treatment for hair loss depends heavily on the cause. Hereditary hair loss may be treated with certain medications or even hair transplant surgery. Many conditions will resolve on their own. Hair loss from medicines, stress, or hair damage will often resolve after the cause has been eliminated. If your hair loss is hereditary, it will not grow back on its own. There are forms of light therapy and topical medications that can stimulate hair growth.

Dr. Weaver and his team will take the time to uncover the cause of your hair loss and come up with an individualized treatment plan for your unique situation and lifestyle. Hair loss does not have to keep you from enjoying life and feeling good about yourself. If you are currently suffering from thinning hair or bald spots, call our office today to schedule a consultation and find out how treatment can put you back on the road to loving your appearance.

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