Hair loss, also known as alopecia, is a common condition that can affect people of all ages and genders. It can occur on the scalp, as well as other parts of the body. At VITALIZE, our team of naturopathic doctors specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hair loss, using a holistic approach that addresses the underlying causes of the condition.
Causes of Hair Loss
Hair loss can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Genetics: Androgenetic alopecia, also known as male or female pattern baldness, is the most common cause of hair loss and is often hereditary.
- Hormonal imbalances: Hormonal changes due to pregnancy, menopause, or thyroid disorders can cause hair loss.
- Nutritional deficiencies: Deficiencies in certain nutrients, such as iron, zinc, and vitamin D, can contribute to hair loss.
- Stress: Emotional and physical stress can lead to hair loss.
- Medical conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as autoimmune disorders and scalp infections, can cause hair loss.
At VITALIZE, we work with each patient to identify the underlying causes of their hair loss and develop a personalized treatment plan to address their specific needs.
The symptoms of hair loss can vary depending on the underlying cause, but common symptoms include:
- Thinning hair on the scalp or other areas of the body
- Patchy or circular bald spots
- Hair shedding
- Scalp itching or irritation
Diagnosing hair loss involves a thorough examination of the scalp and hair, as well as a review of medical history and any medications or supplements being taken. In some cases, additional tests may be needed to identify underlying medical conditions.
At VITALIZE, we offer a range of treatments for hair loss, including:
- Nutritional support: We may recommend dietary changes or supplements to support hair growth.
- Lifestyle changes: We work with each patient to develop a personalized plan to support overall health and well-being, which can include stress management, exercise, and sleep optimization.
- Topical treatments: We may recommend topical treatments to promote hair growth.
- Herbal therapies: We use a variety of herbal therapies to support hair growth and improve scalp health.
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy: This cutting-edge therapy involves extracting a patient’s blood and separating the platelets, which are then injected into the scalp to release growth factors that stimulate hair growth.
- Microneedling: This non-invasive therapy involves using a device with tiny needles to stimulate the scalp and promote hair growth.
At VITALIZE, we believe in taking a holistic approach to treating hair loss. We work closely with each patient to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses their unique needs and goals using naturopathic and functional medicine.
If you are experiencing hair loss, don’t suffer in silence. Contact VITALIZE today to schedule a consultation and start your journey towards healthier hair.