• Greenwich, CT
  • Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • 203-340-9998

What is causing my hair loss and thinning?

aged man looking mirror hands checking hairstyle Both men and women may experience unwanted hair thinning and hair loss for a variety of reasons. At NaturallYou of Cos Cob, CT, Terry L. Conrad, and her team can help patients determine the cause and discuss appropriate treatment options. For example, your hair may thin or fall out as a result of:

  • Hormonal changes (such as during pregnancy, after giving birth, or when going through menopause)
  • Thyroid problems
  • Medications and medical treatments (such as chemotherapy)
  • A family history of hair loss
  • Stressful life events, including divorce or major surgery
  • Natural aging process

In many cases, both hair thinning and hair loss are temporary, and your hair will eventually grow back. However, if the loss is severe or prolonged, it can be permanent. There are also some medical conditions that can cause hair loss, such as alopecia areata, which is a unique autoimmune disorder that causes patchy hair loss, and trichotillomania, a mental health condition that results in people pulling out their hair. If you’re concerned about hair loss, talking to a professional is one way to determine the cause of the problem and recommend treatment options.

What treatment options are available for hair thinning and loss?

There are a number of different treatments available for hair thinning and hair loss, including medications, surgery, and lifestyle changes. Medications commonly used for the treatment of hair loss include minoxidil and finasteride. These can thicken hair as well as stimulate hair follicle production. Surgery options include hair transplantation and scalp reduction, though this can be invasive and expensive. Lifestyle changes that can help improve the appearance of your hair include eating a healthy diet, reducing stress, and avoiding hairstyles that pull on your hair. Talking with a professional about making these changes is a step in the right direction when it comes to restoring thinning or lost hair.

Schedule an appointment at NaturallYou

If you’re concerned about hair loss, talk to our providers at NaturallYou in Cos Cob, CT. They can assist you in identifying the cause of your hair loss and recommend the best treatment option based on the information obtained during an initial evaluation. Call 203-340-9998 to request a consultation visit today!

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