Hair Loss

I was driving my daughter to school this morning when she told me she was having hair loss from split ends. I proceeded to tell her that hair loss could be caused by hormone imbalance, thyroid disease, stress, and/or vitamin deficiencies. My daughter’s hair is thick and beautiful and long, and she says that since … Continued

Hair loss

Today I had another patient, complaining of hair loss – what a common problem! If you are a man, that’s kind of “expected”, sadly though. But if you are a woman, that’s a disaster! The problem of loosing hair is much much more complex than just a thyroid insufficiency, as the majority of us first … Continued

Medical Mondays: What causes hair loss?

I’d just like to start out by saying that I’ve been using testosterone pellets for going on 9 months now and I feel better than I did in my 30’s! I’m sleeping better, I actually have the energy to go the gym, I’m not as cranky and irritable as I was before starting treatment and I feel healthier than I have in years! One concern that I’ve had for a while is losing my hair. My father was bald at a very young age and I’m afraid that it’s only a matter of time before mine starts falling out. Can bioidentical hormones help with hair loss? What causes hair loss in the first place?

Medical Mondays: What can I do about hair loss?

I’m 43 years old and have been noticing that my hair is thinning in certain areas. My father was bald by 48 and I’ve read that male pattern baldness is typically hereditary. Is this something that can be corrected with treatment , despite the predisposition? I’ve also heard that hormones play a major role in hair loss and that balancing hormones with HRT could help prevent losing more hair and in some cases help to regrow hair that I’ve already lost. What would you recommend?