Women Hair Loss – Why Does it happen? and What can you do about it?

Posted by William Gaunitz on Fri, Feb 22, 2013 @ 07:33 PM
What used to be a “men’s condition” is now quickly becoming a female epidemic. It is scary to think that you could randomly wake up one day and begin to see more hair on the pillow case and less on your head.

For women losing their hair, it is a serious blow to femininity and the ideal vision of themselves. We are constantly cutting and coloring to make sure our hair looks the best it can. But what if one day the un-thinkable happens… and it falls out and doesn’t grow back?

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Female Hair Loss on the Rise

In a recent study by the Dermatology Online Journal, it states that at least 10 percent of pre-menopausal women will experience hair loss and that a staggering 50 percent to 75 percent of women will lose hair after 64 years of age. In a recent report on NBC Online it states these numbers are low and that female hair loss is seriously on the rise.

But why are women losing hair now more than ever? And what can be done about it? After contacting numerous hair loss professionals in the valley, one seemed to have his finger on the pulse of the problem, and this is what he said:

Question: What causes women’s hair loss?

Answer: Female hair loss can be caused by multiple factors, but the most common cause is an underlying genetic pre-disposition to hair loss known as androgenetic alopecia or female pattern hair loss.  Unlike the popular myth that you inherit hair loss from your mother’s father, women can inherit hair loss from either side of the family. This means that women can inherit hair loss from men and vice versa. It is much more common than people know.

There are other factors that can cause hair loss or increase hair loss due to family history. They include stress, lifestyle, diet, thyroid dis-function, fungal infections, scalp parasites, and medications (most common hormone replacement and birth control pills).

Question: How you do know what is causing your hair loss?

Answer: A simple patient history is the easiest way. Many women have blood tests for hormonal issues, thyroid dysfunction, iron levels, and vitamin D deficiency.  Unfortunately this rarely produces any other cause other than normal pattern hair loss.

At our clinics we use a video microscope to analyze the condition of the scalp at 50x magnification. At this level we can tell if the client has loss due to stress, diet, infection of the hair follicle, or simple hormonally related hair loss.

Question: Is there hope for women with thinning hair? How do you control it?

Answer: There certainly is. There are so many tools that can be used to control female hair loss and reverse it in many cases. Once you have established the reason for the hair loss and it can be treated with a variety of methods. Unfortunately, most general physicians simply don’t have the time or the knowledge to get a full understanding of why a woman is losing her hair. The female patient is then left combing the internet for solutions that rarely leads to any real answer.

Questions: What do your clinics use to help women with thinning hair?

Answer: Depending on the reason for the loss, the treatment protocol will vary. Usually though for common female pattern hair loss the protocol is relatively similar. We a have a 9 month program that includes twice weekly office visits for cool light laser treatments for the scalp. This stimulates cell regeneration and is already approved to promote thicker hair.

Our program also includes topical pharmaceuticals, hormone therapy balancing cream, nutritional supplementation, holistic hair care products, and topical scalp serums. This is most aggressive treatment that we offer, but it works. When you use everything together the way that our program does, you are bound to get results.

Question: What advice would you give a woman who is dealing with this problem?

Find the source of the problem as quickly as possible and treat that problem. Don’t try to treat it yourself because you are wasting time that could be spent growing hair back. I obviously would recommend to call us and then come to the clinic for a consultation. Worst case scenario, you can stop the progression of the loss. Best case, we can dramatically reverse your hair loss and regrow hair.

We have had numerous cases where a woman was wearing a wig or extensions when they started the treatment. Then 9 months later they were able to remove their wig permanently or stop getting extensions because their hair had gained so much volume and density.

Question: Is there maintenance required?

Answer: 99% yes. I usually tell people it’s like brushing your teeth. If you don’t brush them and go to the dentist, your teeth will rot and fall out. The same goes for your hair.  If you have a genetic hair loss problem, you have two options; one- you can treat the problem long term, or two- let your hair fall out and go bald. Clearly our clients choose hair.

Results from Evolution Hair Loss Institute

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Interviewed:

William Gaunitz
CEO of Evolution Hair Loss Institute for Female Hair Loss
4450 South Rural Rd
Bldg C Suite 222
Tempe, AZ 85282
480-222-HAIR(4247)

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America's Healthiest and Unhealthiest States

Posted by Rob Beale on Tue, Nov 17, 2009 @ 05:46 PM

It's that time of year of again....The Annual National rankings published by the United Health Foundation lists the healthiest and unhealthiest states.  The foundation looks at 22 indicators of health, including everything from obesity and smoking rates, to cancer deaths.

To see where your state ranks go here

Remember that the condition or your hair can tell a lot about your health, make sure you're eating a well balanced diet and getting plenty of exercise. 

 

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Can Marijuana Cause Hair Loss?

Posted by Rob Beale on Wed, Nov 04, 2009 @ 03:59 PM

I've been answering a lot of questions lately about smoking marijuana and the effects it can have on adrogenetic alopecia.  Simply put, can marijuana cause hair loss?  

Fortunetly not, but it can aggravate such medical conditions such as alopecia areata (bald spots on the scalp). 

Smoking marijuana habitually can cause a general loss of hair through its effects on the liver, but since 2002, Evolution Hair Centers have never treated a client with hair loss directly related or steming from smoking marijuana.

For more information on medical marijuana and government reports please visit the following links:

Medical Cannabis 

Marijuana laws, studies, statistics, surveys, government reports

THC Information

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Why are you losing hair?

Posted by William Gaunitz on Fri, Dec 05, 2008 @ 02:14 PM

This is a very common question. Many people wonder, "Why am I losing hair when I have no family history of hair loss." Many factors can accelerate hair loss, but only a few are actually the root cause.

Andro-genetic-alopecia, male or female pattern loss, is the primary reason for human hair loss of the scalp. If you are losing hair in a genetic pattern, refer to the Norwood scale, you have genetic baldness. This condition does not come exclusively from any one side of the family. The old wives tale of inheriting hair loss from your mother’s father is false. Pattern hair loss can skip a generation and in some cases many generations. Women can inherit it from their fathers and men from their mothers.

Stress and medications can aggravate and accelerate pattern hair loss. People feel that stress may be the root cause, but in most circumstances it simply speeds pattern hair loss. Lipitor is one drug that seems to have a dramatic hair loss accelerating effect. Hair loss is not one of the core side effects but in my experience it can seriously exacerbate pattern loss.

Telogen Effluviumis the most common stress related root cause of hair loss. Telogen Effluvium usually occurs 3-4 months after a stressful event (car accident, divorce, surgery, etc.). Stress is determined by the individual, not by the situation. What is stressful to some is not to another. You may have just had a tough month at work and that was enough to trigger an effluvium.

Telogen Effluvium causes a rapid shedding of hair through the vertex (middle) of the scalp from the frontal hair line to the nape of the neck. People who are experiencing this, may lose as much as 30% of their hair in 3-6 months. If you are exclusively experiencing Telogen Effluvium, your hair will completely grow back in nine months to one year. If you have any pattern hair loss in your family, the hair lost from the Effluvium shed will not grow back. The hair loss will simply slow down or stop completely. Telogen Effluvium complicated by pattern hair loss must be treated for your hair to grow to back naturally.

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