Many people experience hair loss at some point in their lives. Whether it’s due to stress, genetics or a medical condition, hair loss is a common problem that can be difficult to deal with. However, there are treatments available for those who want to stop their hair from falling out—or who want their thinning locks to grow back again. In this article we’ll talk about the different types of hair loss and explore some of the options available so you can make an informed decision about what course of action is best for you.
What is telogen effluvium?
Telogen Effluvium is a type of hair loss that can occur after stressful events. It’s different from Alopecia Areata, which is an autoimmune disease that causes hair to fall out in large quantities and can be permanent.
Telogen effluvium is the result of a shock to your body and often occurs after a major surgery or childbirth. Your body will go into survival mode and produce high levels of stress hormones like cortisol, which reduces blood flow to your scalp, resulting in less nourishment for your hair follicles. This causes those follicles to shed prematurely—often all together at once—which results in noticeable hair loss within 3-6 months after the event that caused it (but it can last up to two years).
What is female pattern baldness?
Female pattern baldness, or female androgenic alopecia, is a form of hair loss that affects women. It occurs when the follicles in your scalp shrink and produce smaller hairs over time. This process can cause you to lose hair in patches, leaving behind more noticeable thinning areas where your scalp is exposed.
Hair loss in women can be diffusely distributed across the entire head or show up as an isolated pattern on one side of the head (a condition known as temporal alopecia). The later condition tends to occur after menopause when testosterone levels drop off significantly and estrogen levels increase because oestrogen causes certain cells in your body—like those responsible for growing hair—to slow down their production rate.
Can hair loss be controlled or prevented?
Sadly, there is no cure for hair loss. However, you can control or prevent it by changing your lifestyle to reduce stress and maintain a healthy weight. You should also avoid smoking and excessive alcohol use. If you take medications that are known to cause hair loss, talk with your doctor about alternative treatment options if possible.
There are several other reasons behind your sudden loss of hair, including genetics and certain medical conditions (such as thyroid disease). While these conditions can’t be reversed entirely, they may be easier to manage once they’re diagnosed by a physician in conjunction with an endocrinologist who specializes in hair loss research at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Medicine.
You can stop hair loss with certain procedures.
Thankfully, there are several options available to you. You can stop hair loss with certain procedures, including:
- Hair transplantation: This involves taking hair from one part of the scalp and transplanting it onto bald or thinning areas. It’s a long process that requires multiple surgeries and follow-up appointments over many years. But it’s a permanent fix—so if you’re willing to commit to the time and money required, this may be your best option for stopping your hair loss once and for all.
- Minoxidil/Rogaine: This topical solution stimulates blood flow in the scalp and has been shown to help prevent further loss when applied daily after washing your hair (but not before). It’s safe but has limited effectiveness; only around half of users experience any benefit at all. However, it does help while using finasteride (below), so if minoxidil alone isn’t working well enough for you then combining both products could be worth considering instead of trying another medication altogether—which might have even fewer side effects!
Hormones & Hair Loss Conclusion
Hair loss is something that many people have to deal with, but it doesn’t have to be a problem. With the right treatment and care, you can stop your hair from falling out and grow back healthier than ever!