At RHRLI, we’ve dedicated our practice to helping patients grow hair, even when it’s difficult. This month, we’re asking you to help cancer patients by growing your hair. It’s time for No-Shave November, an annual nationwide event, that raises funds and awareness for cancer and men’s health. The idea can be summed up in one sentence: Put the razor away for a month.
There are many reasons why you might be losing your hair, but the one cause of hair loss that gets the lion’s share of attention is androgenic alopecia, also known as male or female pattern hair loss. That is the most common form of hair loss, but there are other causes such as alopecia areata, which is sudden, patchy hair loss, or telogen effluvium which is related to changes in the growth cycle of hair. All sorts of things can factor into hair loss, from medication to tight hair buns, but what about anemia? RHRLI knows that patients have many questions about their hair loss and that many people have conditions like anemia and wonder how that plays into their hair loss.
You hear a lot about the causes of hair loss. Some of what you hear is a myth, like when you hear wearing hats might cause hair loss. Sometimes you hear something that seems unusual but is true. For example, wearing a tight hair style can create a condition called traction alopecia, which does cause hair loss. You also may have heard that the hormone testosterone contributes to hair loss, and wonder how that can be because women experience hair loss too. At RHRLI, we want our patients to have all of the information they can get about hair loss because we want everyone to understand why we offer the best permanent solution to patients with thinning hair.
Hair loss doesn’t happen for one reason. At RHRLI we see patients who’ve lost their hair from a variety of causes. Some lose hair because of heredity, others because of stress or trauma to their scalp due to things like tight hairstyles. Sometimes hair loss can come as the result of a medication you are taking. And sometimes hair loss is the result of a disease or medical condition. One category of disease that can often cause patients to lose their hair is an autoimmune disease. According to dictionary.com, an autoimmune disease is “a disease resulting from a disordered immune reaction in which antibodies are produced against one’s own tissues.” RHRLI knows that some autoimmune diseases can cause notable hair loss and we want you to know about these conditions.
There are a lot of things that go through a patient’s mind when they’re losing their hair. One question they often ask themselves and ask us here at RHRLI is, “Why?” Patients want to know what causes their hair loss and they also want to know what kind of permanent solution they can find. When you’re looking at causes of hair loss, you’ve probably heard mention of hormones. Hormones can affect hair loss, but the involvement of hormones in the most common cause of hair loss is a little bit complicated.
A cancer diagnosis can be devastating and unfortunately many patients have to deal with a difficult side effect often associated with cancer treatment. Very often cancer treatment drugs cause hair loss. This can create emotional trauma and a loss of self confidence at a particularly vulnerable time. But a treatment has been developed over decades and recently cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration that offers dignity and hope for cancer patients who’ve lost their hair. RHRLI wants you to know about this new treatment option called scalp cooling.
As we finally head into some warmer weather you may be wondering how much of an effect the cold weather has had on your hair. A lot of people believe winter is tough on your mane. In fact, many people believe that they lose more hair in the winter than at any other time of the year. But is that true? Does cold weather promote hair loss and if it doesn’t, what season is more likely to produce thinning hair? At RHRLI we know you have questions about the factors that go into hair loss and we understand it can be difficult to separate fact from myth. So we want to tell you what we know about hair loss in winter.
Giving birth is one of the milestones of any mother’s life. It can be a very joyful experience and it can also be difficult and sometimes extremely stressful. There are also extreme hormonal changes associated with giving birth. You may have heard that stressful situations can result in hair loss and you might also have read about cases of postpartum hair loss. RHRLI knows there’s a lot of information and misinformation out there about hair loss so we want to tell you what you need to know about postpartum hair loss.
Hair loss can be difficult enough without having to deal with misinformation. People who are losing their hair often deal with negative feelings and lack of self-esteem because of their condmition. It can be hard to take the first steps towards finding a permanent solution, but it can be complicated by all of the information and the myths out there. At RHRLI, we have the best permanent solution to hair loss you can find. It’s called the ARTAS® System and it uses robotic technology to give you a minimally invasive hair transplant.
Food is life. It’s necessary for our survival, but it’s so much more. Food can cause pleasure, but it can also cause difficulty. If you have a bad diet, it can lead to a myriad of health problems. But can the food you eat lead to hair loss? At RHRLI, we know our patients are concerned about anything that can cause hair loss. It’s why we offer a permanent solution to losing your hair.