Do You Suffer from Alopecia?

Do You Suffer from Alopecia?If you suffer from premature hair loss, also known as alopecia – it is important to know that you are not alone and that there are many different causes of the condition. In order for your Dr. Gold to determine the most likely cause of the condition, it is important to provide a detailed medical history to our office. Often, hair loss can be genetic, but it can also be tied to stress, and emotional condition or even a fungal infection. Many patients do not realize that their hair loss will positively respond to medical treatment.

Alopecia can also be caused by:

  • Childbirth
  • High fever or infections
  • Thyroid disease
  • Inadequate protein or iron in the diet
  • Thyroid disease
  • Medication and some cancer treatments
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Fungal infections
  • Stress

There are many treatments for hair loss. Topical steroids and steroid injections into the scalp can help by promoting new hair growth. Certain oral medications are available for men with hereditary hair loss, which may slow the progression of the loss and increase hair count.

Contact Dr. Gold today to learn which method of treatment may be right for you.