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Hair Loss Diagnostic & Treatment Options
“Following are hair loss diagnostic questions, but only your medical doctor should diagnose the underlying health issues and make the assessment of your hair loss condition,” said Marvin Friedman is a hair restoration specialist in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. Nu Hair of Texas hair restoration team is helping men and women from around the world affected by hair loss.
The Dallas, TX hair replacement expert advice is to consult your doctor about the best option for you. Did you know if you see sudden male or female hair loss, you should first check with your family doctor or internist for initial hair loss diagnosis? A dermatologist will treat skin infections that cause hair loss. It may be necessary for you to see an endocrinologist for hormone imbalances, namely androgens. A doctor can offer medical treatment to improve the hair loss condition.
What Causes Your Hair Loss?
The diagnostic test uses a medical history and physical exam to aid in finding the cause of losing your hair. Your doctor will ask you questions about your hair loss, look at the pattern of your hair loss, and examine your scalp. The doctor may also pull out a few hairs and examine hair shaft under a microscope and to determine the rate of shedding. A scalp biopsy sample might also be taken to differentiate between alopecia areata, telogen effluvium, and androgenetic alopecia pattern hair loss. The health provider may do further tests to check for a disease that may be causing the hair loss.
Hair Loss Diagnosis Test Criteria Include:
- Hormone levels – androgens, testosterone
- Serum ferritin test
- Iron deficiency
- Thyroid function tests
- Blood tests to check for a medical condition such as an overactive or underactive thyroid gland that causes the hair disorder.
- Scalp fungal infection
Following are some questions & possible health causes to consider with your medical specialists. Only a medical doctor should diagnose the underlying health issue that may cause a hair loss condition.
Hair Loss Diagnosis Symptoms & Treatment
|HAIR LOSS SYMPTOMS||POSSIBLE DIAGNOSIS||POSSIBLE TREATMENT|
|Are you a senior & your hair is slowly thinning out?||Normal aging process|
|Are you a woman with gradual hair loss in front or diffused hair loss all around?||Male pattern baldness||Always check with your doctor first. Rogaine, Propecia, or other medicines are available. Cosmetic hair system hair replacement or surgical hair transplant are other options.|
|Are you a woman with gradual hair loss in front or diffused hair loss all around?||Female pattern baldness||Always check with your doctor first. Rogaine, Propecia, or other prescription medicines are available. Cosmetic hair system hair replacement or surgical hair transplant, maybe some options.|
|Are you a woman during menopause, or during pregnancy or the months after giving birth?||Estrogen levels decrease & testosterone increases, causing hair loss. Female hormonal imbalance problem.||Check with your doctor for hormonal imbalance problem|
|Are you a woman using birth control pills?||Female hormonal imbalance problem||Consult with your doctor about switching to another pill|
|Is your hair falls out in small patches?||Alopecia Areata hair loss, an autoimmune disease which may progress to complete hair loss.||Check with your doctor for medical diagnosis|
|Does your hair fall out in small patches & these patches are red, or itchy?||Possible Ringworm or other skin condition||Check with your doctor for fungal infection affecting the hair follicles|
|Are you taking any new medications or steroids?||Hair loss may be side effect of the medication||Check with your doctor|
|Are you under chemo and radiation therapies?||Hair loss is known to occur while using these products.||Hair growth should resume after treatments stop
Do you feel stress in your life?
|Do you feel stress in your life?||Psychological reason||Check with your doctor about your stress|
|Do you feel abnormally tired or weak?||Health issue||Check with your doctor for overactive or underactive thyroid gland, iron or zinc imbalance|
|Do you have anxiety habits, such as compulsive hair pulling or scalp rubbing?||Damage to hair follicles due to nervous behavior is known as tri-chotillomania||Check with your doctor to address the psychological reasons for the anxiety|
|Have you used any strong chemicals on your hair recently, like the perm, or hair straighter?||Scarring alopecia due to inflammation of hair follicles||Stop any use of harsh chemical immediately|
|Are you using tight braids or other hair pulling styles?||Scarring alopecia hair loss due to scarring of the scalp area. The condition occurs in African-American women and due to persistent tight braiding of hair.||Stop pulling your hair roots, tight braiding immediately|
Always check with your doctor first. Rogaine, Propecia, or other prescription medicines are available. Cosmetic hair system hair replacement or surgical hair transplant, maybe some options. “Wigs are the most common form of hair replacement, especially for those with total or substantial hair loss,” said Marvin Friedman, who has been heading Nu Hair in Dallas hair restoration center since 1986. Notably, the FDA has cleared a new medical laser device for use as hair growth treatments for women’s hair loss. Robust and healthy re-growth of the hair depends on upon the number of cells that are merely dormant versus those that have lost the ability to re-grow hair. Contact us for your private hair loss consultation.
The Dallas-Fort Worth team, at Nu Hair of TX, is committed to helping you get your hair back quickly and confidentially, with the look and style you want. Above all, Nu Hair staff inspires you to live a healthier life by helping you look good. As always, there is no obligation, no-pressure consultation. Receive an entire scalp and hair restoration assessment. Call 972 490 7766. By Appointment Only.