If one of your parents suffered from hair loss, there is a very good chance you will suffer from the same level of hair loss at some point in your life. This gene is responsible for around 90% of hair loss cases, regardless of gender. Other factors include stress or hormonal imbalances, which further goes to illustrate that the majority of hair loss cases are due to physiological factors.

In some cases, hair loss is reversible. You can make changes to your diet and habits, as well as reducing stress when there are external factors contributing to hair loss. However, the very fact that you are losing your hair can often make it difficult to mitigate stress factors, since losing your hair is a source of your stress. In such cases, hair restoration can help you regain your confidence, so you can concentrate on making the changes in your life that will help slow down or stop your hair loss.

Why do we lose our hair?

Besides genetic and hormonal factors, your diet, habits, and stress levels can result in hair loss. In any event, hair loss requires a correct diagnosis before you even attempt to address the issue. While there are common and well-understood causes of hair loss, it is always better to pursue a correct diagnosis. You will save yourself a lot of time and effort trying to reverse your hair loss if a diagnosis reveals that the condition is hereditary.

Finding out why you are losing your hair is helpful if you are considering hair restoration treatment. At Ransom/MD, Dr. Ransom can make better recommendations based on your diagnosis. If you are suffering from hair loss, contact Ransom/MD today to arrange a consultation with Dr. Ransom.

Dr. Evan Ransom is an Ivy League-educated and Ivy League trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He is a Double Board Certified Head and Neck Surgeon and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and fellowship-trained in facial plastic, reconstructive, and laser surgery. His practice is in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving patients from San Francisco, Oakland, Marin County, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Walnut Creek, the East Bay, and all over Northern California.