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What medical illness or conditions result in hair loss?

Nu Hair, Dallas hair loss specialist in hair restoration offers general information on medical conditions that may result in hair loss. Symptoms of abnormal hair loss that need immediate health care attention, due to illness or other causes described in the following pages, such as alopecia areata condition, cancer treatments, medication taken that caused the hair loss, medical stress and more.  Health care provider should be seen when losing hair in large amounts after brushing, after a bath, or on the bedding. Hair can be pulled out by the roots very easily. Hair shafts become thin and break off as they exit the scalp.  

Alopecia hair loss symptoms 

In many cases of Alopecia areata hair loss usually falls out, resulting in smooth, round patches about the size of a coin or larger. It is believed that the cause of the illness is when the immune system attacks a person's own hair follicles.  It usually starts with one or more small, round, smooth bald patches on the scalp and can progress to total scalp hair loss or complete body hair loss. The extreme case is alopecia universals disease where complete loss of all hair on the body.

When should you seek help for your hair loss?  

Any large quantity of hair loss should be seen as the underlying medical disorder. It is a signal to seek medical attention for diagnosis of hair loss cause. Seek health care provider when the hair falls out, it's all over the place such as covering the pillows and seen in clumps on the bath counter.
Excessive hair loss could also result from various medical illnesses and drug treatments, alopecia areata, crash dieting, damaging hair care practice, hormonal changes caused by menopause or thyroid abnormalities, serious illness, and severe emotional stress. In addition, anxiety habits, such as hair pulling or scalp rubbing, damage hair follicles. This nervous behavior is known as trichotillomania, and it affects 2 percent of the population. 

School-age children who suffer from large hair loss with bald spots and hair breaking off should seek physician care immediately. 

How much hair loss is normal? 

Excessive hair loss can be seen in women post childbirth. Within two to three months after delivery, excessive hair loss may be seen on brushes and combs. This is normal in most cases and hair will grow back to the original state after several months.

Temporary hair loss may be initiated by medications, such as blood pressure drugs, Beta Blockers for depression,  oral contraceptives as Estrogens, Naproxin Sodium (Nuprin) and others. Also, excessive intake of iron or vitamin A is toxic and can cause hair loss. Some illnesses may lead to thinning hair, including thyroid disease, overactive or underactive thyroid gland, ringworm, syphilis, and even high fever. Diseases, such as circulatory disorders and arthritis are a factor of hair loss.

Can you stop balding? 

As the above hair loss, symptoms occurs a physician diagnosis is needed to evaluate the underlying disorder responsible for the hair loss. If you see sudden male hair loss, you should first check with your family doctor or internist. 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. For your hair restoration take the first step right NOW! Contact us and ask for your FREE Hair Consultation!


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