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Hair loss
 
Standard Definition

Hair loss, medically known as alopecia, is the absence or slowing of hair growth. It affects men and women naturally with old age, however it is believed that the majority of cases are genetic in origin. This is called androgenetic alopecia.

 
 
Underlying Disruption in Function

Alopecia may be caused by physical damage to the hair or its follicles, but it is most often the result of changes in the natural growth cycle of hair. In some types of alopecia, the growth cycle is disrupted by something temporary such as a chemical imbalance or stress.

 
 
Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
  • Genetic tendency
  • Shock - including starvation, systemic infection, childbirth, immune disorders, drugs (especially chemotherapy for cancer), or stress.
  • Burns, severe scalp infections, fungal scalp conditions, X-ray therapy, skin disorders, chemical treatments such as hair colouring or perms.
  • Hormonal imbalances - pregnancy, thyroid disorders, hormonal drug therapy
  • Nutritional deficiencies, heavy metal toxicity, chemical toxicity
  • Autoimmune disease
 
 
Common Signs & Symptoms
  • Male pattern baldness - Thinning or absence of hair at the hairline and top of the head.
  • Female diffuse baldness - A gradual thinning of hair, especially on the top of the head.
  • Broken hairs, or hairs easily removed, one or more round or oval bald patches
 
 
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

(This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.)

  • Allergy and food intolerance testing
  • Hormonal testing
  • Vitamin and Mineral assessment
  • Heavy Metal and Toxicity assessment
 
 
Links & Other Information

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.

 

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