About Hair Loss
Reasons for Hair Loss in Men and Women
For many men and women, hair loss is a natural and inevitable symptom of aging. But that doesn’t make it any easier to accept. That’s because we tend to associate a full head of hair with being young, attractive, and in top physical health. As a result, the gradual loss or thinning of your hair can also lead to a loss of self-esteem or even cause depression or anxiety.
For many men, hair loss represents a decline in power and virility. They may feel they aren’t as manly or good-looking as they used to be. For some, hair loss is an embarrassment – something to be self-conscious about or hidden beneath a baseball cap or hairpiece to avoid scrutiny.
Hair loss is particularly hard on women who pride themselves on their luxurious locks and equate hair with beauty and sensuality. Thinning hair can make them feel older than their years and less desirable.
There are a wide range of reasons for hair loss in both men and women, including:
Hereditary male- and female-pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss. It usually occurs with aging as a receding hairline and bald spots in men and thinning hair in women.
Any number of conditions can bring about permanent or temporary hair loss. These include hormonal changes due to pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, and thyroid problems, as well as medical conditions such as alopecia areata, which causes patchy hair loss.
Side effects of medications used for cancer, arthritis, depression, heart problems, gout, and hypertension (high blood pressure) can cause hair loss.
After radiation therapy, hair may not grow back the same as it did before.
Many people experience a temporary, general thinning of their hair after a physical or emotional shock.
Hairstyles that tug your hair tight, such as pigtails or cornrows, can cause a type of hair loss known as traction alopecia. Meanwhile, hot oil hair treatments and permanents can cause inflammation of your hair follicles and lead to hair loss.
The good news is that Iorio Hair Restoration offers options to restore hair – for both women and men – using the latest effective, cutting-edge technology. To arrange a hair restoration consultation with Dr. Iorio, call (732) 780-9191 in Colts Neck, New Jersey or (732) 458-7400 for Brick, New Jersey, or use the convenient consultation request form on this page.