Different types of hair loss

Hair Loss

At Medical Hair Restoration Australia we are dedicated to treating hair loss. If you are trying to find out the cause of your hair loss or are searching for a solution, our professionals can help. Hair loss affects around 70% of men and 50% of women at some stage of their lives.

The majority of men seeking treatments are affected by inherited male pattern baldness, known medically as androgenetic alopecia, Typically beginning at the temples or crown, the DHT sensitive hair thins, weakens and eventually falls out.

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

Hair needs a healthy diet and a well-functioning endocrine system to grow and be healthy. Weight loss, low iron levels, stress and lifestyle, poor eating habits, crash diets, hormonal imbalances, along with thyroid and other medical conditions can all cause the hair to fall out.

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).

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

Some causes of hair loss and hair thinning can include:

  • Stress and lifestyle
  • Alopecia
  • Trichotillomania
  • Tinea capitis
  • Thyroid disease
  • Childbirth
  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Mineral imbalance
  • Medication/ Treatments
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Iron deficiency

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