Category: Hair Loss Causes

Can stress cause hair loss?

There are many factors that can contribute to thinning hair and hair loss. The most common, and one that people are most familiar with, is Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is the main contributing factor in male pattern loss, and DHT has been shown to cause hairs to thin, and, over time, fall out. However, stress can […]

Can Stress Cause Hair Loss?

Yes, stress can contribute to hair loss. Stress has been associated with telogen effluvium, which is a normal “resting” stage of the hair cycle. However, stress can push an inordinate number of hairs into this resting phase during which the hair is thin and susceptible to falling out. This can give the impression of very […]

Does Daily Hair Loss Lead To Balding?

Many people worry about thinning hair and balding when they see hair falling out in the shower or when they run their hands through their hair. This could be an early sign of balding but is usually the natural process your body goes through as new hair grows in place of the hair that falls […]

Propecia vs Rogaine

Propecia (finasteride) is the gold standard for preserving and thickening hair that is susceptible to thinning and balding. It blocks the DHT receptors on the hair follicle, which is the mechanism by which hair thins and falls out. It is a medication that is taken every day orally. Rogaine (active ingredient, minoxidil) is a topical […]

Hereditary Hair Loss (Why am I the only one in my family losing hair?)

There are multiple causes of hair loss. The most common is male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia. This type of hair loss is caused by Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which attaches to receptors on the hair follicles and causes thinning of the hair shafts for susceptible hairs. This type of hair loss is genetic and […]

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