It’s common knowledge that certain forms of cancer treatment, including both radiation and chemotherapy, can lead to hair loss. What you might not realize is that there are many other medical treatments that have hair loss as a potential side effect. In fact, many of the clients we see at Hair Professionals have experienced thinning hair as a result of medications they’ve taken.
Historically, hair loss has always been something we’ve associated with older men—or at least men approaching middle age. Cases of hair loss in younger men have always been seen as rare. That may be changing, though—and the men’s hair loss epidemic may be claiming not just younger guys, but even boys and adolescents.
There are many methods available for stopping hair loss and triggering new growth. One of the most talked-about is laser hair therapy. You’ve probably heard people talking about the use of laser light to promote new hair growth, but you may have some questions about how it works—or even if it works.
Wigs have been around forever, and hair replacements have come a long way in the meantime. Even so, wigs continue to play a vital role in bringing hope to those who struggle with hair loss. In particular, wigs are essential for those whose hair loss is either sudden or impermanent—specifically, for those who are losing their hair due to cancer treatments.
Hair loss happens in different ways, and for different reasons. When you pay attention to the pattern of your hair loss, it can sometimes help you to narrow down the underlying cause. For instance, have you experienced hair loss in patches—leaving bald spots on your head, roughly the size of quarters? If so, then there’s a good chance that what you’re dealing with is alopecia areata. Visiting your doctor, or receiving a trichological evaluation, can confirm this.
When your hormones become imbalanced, it can cause your entire body to feel a little bit off kilter—and among the many possible symptoms and side effects, hair loss is one of the most common. For those who have thyroid disease, which is characterized by imbalanced hormone production, hair loss is just one of many effects that can be expected.