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Symptoms of hair loss

Hair loss, also known as alopecia, refers to a loss of hair from the scalp or anywhere else on the body. It's normal to lose a few strands of hair daily, however, significant hair loss can lead to balding or thinning hair, which might be a symptom of an underlying health condition.

  1. Thinning of Hair: Noticeable reduction in hair density and thickness.
  2. Receding Hairline: Gradual retreat of the hairline, especially in men.
  3. Bald Patches: Areas of the scalp where hair is completely absent.
  4. Excessive Shedding: Increased hair fall during brushing, washing, or combing.
  5. Visible Scalp: Greater visibility of the scalp due to sparse hair coverage.
  6. Changes in Hair Texture: Weakening or finer texture of the remaining hair.

Why blood testing is important

Rather than investing in costly hair products as a solution, consider ordering an online test. This approach allows you to gain a more precise understanding of your unique situation before embarking on a tailored treatment plan. It's a strategic and cost-effective way to address the specific issues affecting your hair health.

Why

Iron deficiency or anemia is a common cause of hair loss.

Relevant test

Complete Blood Count (CBC).

How It Helps

This test assesses hemoglobin levels and ferritin, providing insights into iron stores. Low levels may suggest iron deficiency, addressing which can improve hair health.

Why

Deficiencies in these vitamins can impact hair health.

Relevant test

25-Hydroxy Vitamin D and Biotin Blood Tests.

How It Helps

Testing vitamin D and biotin levels identifies deficiencies that can contribute to hair loss. Supplementation or dietary changes can address these deficiencies.

Why

Hormonal imbalances, especially DHT in men, can contribute to hair loss.

Relevant test

Hormone panel including DHT, testosterone, estrogen, and thyroid hormones (T3, T4, TSH).

How It Helps

Assessing hormone levels helps identify imbalances that may be linked to hair loss, guiding targeted interventions.

Why

Thyroid disorders are associated with hair loss.

Relevant test

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), Free T3, Free T4.

How It Helps

Evaluating thyroid function helps identify thyroid-related causes of hair loss, allowing for appropriate management.

Why

Elevated stress hormone (cortisol) levels can contribute to hair loss.

Relevant test

Salivary Cortisol Test or Blood Cortisol Test.

How It Helps

Cortisol testing provides insights into stress levels, helping to address stress-related hair loss through lifestyle changes or stress management.

Why

Low ferritin levels may indicate iron deficiency, impacting hair health.

Relevant test

Ferritin Blood Test.

How It Helps

Assessing ferritin levels complements iron evaluation, aiding in the identification and correction of iron-related hair loss.

Why

Assess overall health, including liver function, which can impact hair health.

Relevant test

Comprehensive Metabolic Panel.

How It Helps

A healthy liver supports the processing of nutrients essential for hair health. A CMP can identify liver dysfunction that may contribute to hair loss.

Why

Deficiencies in these vitamins can contribute to hair loss.

Relevant test

Serum Folate and Vitamin B12 Tests.

How It Helps

Testing for folate and vitamin B12 levels helps identify nutritional factors affecting hair health.

Why

Zinc deficiency is linked to hair loss.

Relevant test

Serum Zinc Test.

How It Helps

Assessing zinc levels helps identify and address deficiencies associated with hair loss.

Why

Protein deficiency can impact hair health.

Relevant test

Serum Total Protein and Albumin Tests.

How It Helps

Evaluating protein levels helps identify nutritional factors influencing hair health.

Why

Helps identify genetic predisposition to male and female pattern baldness.

Relevant test

Androgen Receptor Gene Test.

How It Helps

Genetic testing provides insights into the likelihood of developing hereditary hair loss, guiding personalized approaches to prevention or treatment.

Common conditions

Cause

Genetic and hormonal factors, particularly the influence of dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

Symptoms

Receding hairline in men, thinning of hair on the crown in both men and women.

Onset

Typically begins in adulthood.

Cause

Inadequate intake or absorption of essential nutrients, such as iron, vitamin D, vitamin B12, and biotin.

Symptoms

Weak, thinning hair; hair loss; changes in hair texture.

Onset

Can occur at any age, especially if there is a lack of proper nutrition.

Cause

Fluctuations in hormones, including changes in estrogen and progesterone levels in women, and increased DHT levels in men.

Symptoms

Hair thinning or loss, often associated with specific life stages like puberty, pregnancy, and menopause.

Onset

Hormonal changes can occur at various life stages.

Cause

Significant emotional or physical stress, leading to a shift of hair follicles into the resting (telogen) phase.

Symptoms

Sudden and widespread shedding of hair.

Onset

Typically occurs a few months after a stressful event.

Cause

Immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, leading to hair loss.

Symptoms

Round patches of hair loss on the scalp or body.

Onset

Can occur at any age, often starts in childhood.

Cause

Repetitive pulling or tension on the hair, often due to tight hairstyles or hair accessories.

Symptoms

Hair loss along the hairline or in areas subjected to constant tension.

Onset

Common in individuals with certain grooming habits.

Cause

Various inflammatory skin conditions, leading to scarring and permanent hair loss.

Symptoms

Hair loss with scarring on the scalp.

Onset

Depends on the underlying skin condition.

Cause

Certain medications, including chemotherapy drugs, blood thinners, and hormonal medications, can cause hair loss as a side effect.

Symptoms

Diffuse hair thinning or loss.

Onset

Can occur during the use of specific medications.

So, what should I do?

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