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Hair Loss Disorders

Hair loss disorders implicate a diverse collection from mild hair thinning to total baldness. Hair loss can be the result of many different reasons. Medically, hair loss is associated by:

Hereditary pattern baldness or alopecia —the most common type of hair loss and it can begin at any time in a man's life, even during adolescent years. It usually is triggered by the interaction of three factors: an inherited tendency toward baldness, male hormones and increasing age. Many women will develop some degree of female-pattern baldness. In women, thinning occurs over the entire top or crown of the scalp, sparing the front of the scalp.

Alopecia areata —autoimmune disease that causes hair to fall out in one or more small patches. The cause of this condition is unknown, although it is more common in people who have other autoimmune diseases.

Telogen effluvium — a common form of hair loss happens two to three months after a major body stress, such as a prolonged illness, major surgery or serious infection. It also can happen after a sudden change in hormone levels, especially in women after childbirth.

Drug side effects — Hair loss can be a side effect of certain medications, including lithium, beta-blockers, warfarin, heparin, amphetamines and levodopa. In addition, many medications used in cancer chemotherapy commonly cause sudden hair loss affecting the entire head.

Symptom of a medical illness — Hair loss can be one of the symptoms of a medical illness, such as lupus, syphilis, a thyroid disorder, a sex-hormone imbalance or a serious nutritional problem, especially a deficiency of protein, iron, zinc or biotin.

Tinea capitis—fungal infection that forms patchy hair loss and causes the hair to break off at the scalp surface; inducing flakes or scaly regions. Tinea capitis is a common form of patchy hair loss in children.

Traumatic effects —hair loss caused by hair style techniques that pull the hair (tight braiding or cornrowing), exposure to extreme heat and twisting or damage the hair with strong chemicals (bleaching, hair coloring, permanent waves). A uncommon psychiatric disorder (trichotillomania)may also be present in which compulsive hair pulling and twisting can cause bald spots.

Hair Loss Treatment in Mexico

Men and women with hair loss symptoms can be treated with topical medications, or they can choose hair transplant Mexico or scalp-restoration surgery Mexico at one of our two Elaen locations — Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta.
 

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