Hair loss: causes and treatments
Hair loss can cause many complexes and affect self-esteem especially if it develops into baldness. Even if it is often dictated by genetic factors, baldness is far from being incurable. It is still necessary to identify the cause of hair loss in order to treat it effectively.
What are the causes of hair loss ?
Hair loss can be caused by :
- Genetic and hereditary factors
- Hormonal fluctuations : these can be related to stress, pregnancy, menopause or thyroid problems. Similarly, the change of seasons has an impact on hormonal secretions, hence seasonal hair loss.
- Nutritional deficiencies, particularly iron deficiency
- Certain autoimmune diseases
- Chemotherapy treatment
How to treat hair loss ?
When hair loss is minimal or temporary, certain vitamin treatments (food supplements, PRP hair injection...) can strengthen the hair bulb and limit hair loss. Appropriate sprays and anti-hair loss shampoos can also reduce hair loss. However, in cases of alopecia or androgenic baldness, only hair transplants can stimulate hair regrowth and fill in the bald areas of the hair.