Hair loss

It’s normal to lose between 50 and 100 hairs a day. If you see more shedding than that, or excessive thinning or bald patches, there may be a medical reason for you hair loss. Reasons for hair loss include

  • Hereditary thinning or baldness, the most common cause of hairloss that affects both men and women
  • Alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder, in which smooth round patches of hair loss are seen
  • Telogen effluvium, a temporary increase in shedding which can be due to a stressful event on the body such as childbirth, a major surgery, or severe infection
  • Fungal infections, such as ringworm of the scalp
  • Certain prescription medications
  • Excessive styling products such as relaxers or dyes that can cause hair breakage
  • Dieting and poor nutrition, and more

For a full evaluation and workup for your hair loss, as well as treatment options, schedule an appointment with Dr. Norton.

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