Different types of hair loss

Hair Loss

At Medical Hair Restoration Australia, our mission is simply to treat hair loss. If you are trying to discern the cause of your hair loss or are looking for a solution, our professionals are here to help.

Did you know that hair loss affects around 70% of men and 50% of women at some stage in their lives? The majority of men seeking treatment are affected by inherited male pattern baldness, known medically as androgenetic alopecia. In these cases, the baldness typically begins at the temples or crown. The dihydrotestosterone (or DHT)-sensitive hair thins, weakens, and eventually falls out.

Female Hair Loss

Similar to men, the most common form of permanent female hair loss is androgenetic alopecia, although its connection to a hormonal imbalance is less clear. This condition has a hereditary link, meaning you may have a genetic predisposition if there is a family history.

What can cause Hair Loss?

Hair needs a healthy diet and a well-functioning endocrine system to grow and stay healthy.

It is considered normal to lose between 100-150 hairs per day, as the hair cycle is constantly cycling between the growth phase (Anagen), the transitional phase (Catagen), and the resting phase (Telogen).

Among men, sensitivity to the hormone dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, results in hair loss.

Some common causes of hair loss and hair thinning can include:

  • Stress and lifestyle
  • Weight loss, poor eating habits, and crash diets
  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Mineral imbalance
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Iron deficiency
  • Trichotillomania
  • Tinea capitis
  • Thyroid disease
  • Medication/ Treatments
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Childbirth

It is essential to obtain an accurate diagnosis to determine the cause of the hair loss