Dr. Bradley Ashpole, MD

Why is My Hair Falling Out?

Published on October 1st, 2019

It’s normal to hop out of the shower and see some hairs that have collected in the drain or to see some loose hairs in the hairbrush when you are done using it. However, if you notice that you are losing abnormal amounts of hair on a frequent basis, this is a sign that there is an underlying issue. Many people visit our certified cosmetic surgeon in Mt. Prospect with the hopes of receiving a hair transplant.

Here are some underlying causes of hair loss.

Hormonal Changes

Women may experience more hair loss after giving birth or while going through menopause. Hormonal imbalances in general are cause for hair loss. For males, it’s important to note that hormonal composition changes with age, and hair loss is due to your hair follicles’ response to a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

Stress

Something as simple as stress can cause problems with hair loss. Both physical and psychological stress may cause hair loss, and even blood loss can result in hair loss as well. Psychological stress may also be linked to hair loss, although the findings are less defined. Decrease your chances of hair loss by exercising daily, eating right and meditating.

Medications

Certain medications have a side effect of hair loss, such as thyroid medications, beta-blockers, antidepressants, certain oral contraceptives anticoagulants, and anticonvulsants.

Thankfully, our certified cosmetic surgeon in Mt. Prospect can help restore your hair and your confidence through a hair transplant procedure. Contact us today to get started!

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