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Hair Loss Diagnosis

DIAGNOSING HAIR LOSS

Diagnosis of What Causes Your Hair Loss

Multiple conditions can cause hair loss. Following are hair loss diagnostic questions, but only your medical doctor should diagnose the underlying health issues and make the assessment of your hair loss condition. 

Evaluation and diagnosis of hair loss

Every day, regular hair loss is about 50 to 100 hair. Large quantities of hair falling out may reflect an underlying chronic illness, such as autoimmune disorder, cancer or other severe stress on the body. Therefore, signs of tension in the body may show up as hair falls out at an abnormal rate.

As we age, the hair re-growth process may slow or stop, and thin or baldness areas may occur. However, there are many abnormal conditions to cause hair loss prematurely. 

Hair Loss Diagnostic Tests Include Hair Analysis

The diagnostic test uses a medical history and physical exam to aid in finding the cause of losing your hair. Your doctor will ask you questions about your hair loss, look at the pattern of your hair loss, and examine your scalp. The doctor may also pull out a few hair and examine hair shaft under a microscope and to determine the rate of shedding. A scalp biopsy sample might also be taken to differentiate between alopecia areata, telogen effluvium, and androgenetic alopecia pattern hair loss. The health provider may do further tests to check for a disease that may be causing the hair loss. 

Hair Loss Diagnosis Test Criteria Include: 

  • Hormone levels - androgens, testosterone,
  • Serum ferritin test
  • Iron deficiency
  • Thyroid function tests 
  • Blood tests to check for a medical condition such as an overactive or underactive thyroid gland that causes the hair disorder.   
  • Syphilis 
  • Scalp fungal infection

Following are some questions & possible health causes to consider with your medical specialists. Only a medical doctor should diagnose the underlying health issue that may cause the hair loss condition.

Did you know if you see sudden male or female hair loss, you should first check with your family doctor or internist for initial hair loss diagnosis? A dermatologist will treat skin infections that cause hair loss. It may be necessary for you to see an endocrinologist for hormone imbalances, namely androgens. A doctor can offer medical treatment to improve the hair loss condition.  Wigs are the most common form of hair replacement, especially for those with total or substantial hair loss. Notably, the FDA has cleared a new medical laser device for use as hair growth treatments for women's hair loss. Successful healthy re-growth of hair depends on upon the number of cells that are merely dormant versus those that have lost the ability to re-grow hair. Contact us for your no obligatio Hair Loss Consultation!

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Hair Loss Symptoms
Possible Diagnosis
Possible Health & Hair Loss Treatment Care

Are you a senior & your hair is slowly thinning out? 

Normal aging process

 

Are you a man with gradual hair loss in front or crown area?    

Male pattern baldness

Always check with your doctor first. Rogaine, Propecia or other medicines are available. Cosmetic hair system hair replacement  or surgical hair transplant are other options.

Are you a woman with gradual hair loss in front or diffused hair loss all around?

Female pattern baldness

Always check with your doctor first. Rogaine, Propecia or other prescription medicines are available. Cosmetic hair system hair replacement or surgical hair transplant maybe some options.

Are you a woman during menopause, or during pregnancy or the months after giving birth?

Estrogen levels decrease & testosterone increases, causing hair loss. Female hormonal imbalance problem.

Check with your doctor for hormonal imbalance problem

Are you a woman using birth control pills?

Female hormonal imbalance problem

Consult with your doctor about switching to another pill.

Is your hair falls out in small patches?

Alopecia Areata hair loss, an autoimmune disease which may progress to complete hair loss.

Check with your doctor for medical diagnosis  

Does your hair fall out in small patches & these patches are red, or itchy?

Possible Ringworm or other skin condition

Check with your doctor for fungal infection affecting the hair follicles

Are you taking any new medications or steroids?

Hair loss may be side effect of the medication

Check with your doctor

Are you under chemo and radiation therapies?     

Hair loss is known to occur while using these products.      

Hair growth should resume after treatments stop
Do you feel stress in your life?

Do you feel stress in your life? 

Psychological reason

Check with your doctor about your stress

Do you feel abnormally tired or weak?

Health issue

Check with your doctor for overactive or underactive thyroid gland, iron or zinc imbalance

Do you have anxiety habits, such as compulsive hair pulling or scalp rubbing?

Damage to hair follicles due to nervous behavior is known as tri-chotillomania

Check with your doctor to address the psychological reasons for the anxiety

Have you used any strong chemicals on your hair recently, like the perm, or hair straighter?

Scarring alopecia due to inflammation of hair follicles

Stop any use of harsh chemical immediately

Are you using tight braids or other hair pulling styles?

Scarring alopecia hair loss due to scarring of the scalp area. The condition occurs in African-American women and due to persistent tight braiding of hair.

Stop pulling your hair roots, tight braiding immediately 

 

 

 
 
 

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