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CAUSES OF HAIR LOSS

Hair loss (technically known as alopecia) can happen to anyone, at any age. If you are experiencing any form of alopecia, please know you are not alone. At Philip Kingsley, we have a wealth of experience treating all kinds of hair loss. We understand how upsetting it can be, and our experts are here to help. There is always a reason for hair loss and hair thinning (sometimes more than one) and more often than not, there is something you can do to help fix or reduce it. Many instances of hair loss are caused by factors quite simple to pinpoint, such as nutrition, stress, or even seasonal changes. Other reasons, however, may be less obvious, such as thyroid conditions or hormonal fluctuations, but rest assured we will do our utmost to identify what it is that is causing your hair loss. Our world-renowned Trichologists specialise in diagnosing and treating all causes, from the most common to the rare. There is very little we have not seen and done our best to help with over our 60 years of experience. To find out more, please explore this section of our hair guide, and don’t hesitate to contact our Clinic reception teams if you would like to book a Consultation with us.

THYROID CONDITIONS

Thyroid conditions are one of the most under-diagnosed culprits of hair loss, hair thinning and reduced hair growth. The good news is, hair loss resulting from a problem with your thyroid gland is not permanent, and can be reversed using the appropriate treatment and medications.

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CHEMOTHERAPY AND YOUR HAIR 

Receiving a cancer diagnosis may be one of the most upsetting events in a person’s life. The disease, so distressing in itself, is often made even more so by the possibility of losing your hair during chemotherapy.

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POSTPARTUM HAIR SHEDDING

Many women find that they rapidly lose a large amount of hair about 3-6 months after giving birth. Known as postpartum hair shedding, postpartum alopecia, or telogen effluvium, this can be a very distressing experience at an already stressful time.

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HORMONAL CONTRACEPTIVES AND HAIR SHEDDING  

Hormonal contraceptives (including birth control pills, coils, injections, patches and vaginal rings) work by adjusting the balance of hormones in your body. Because the growth cycle of your hair is influenced by hormones, your hair may be affected if you are using a hormonal contraceptive.

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MEDICATION & HAIR LOSS

In some people, certain medications and drugs can cause hair shedding. Likewise, overusing vitamin and/or mineral supplements can also sometimes cause hair shedding. In fact, these factors are some of the most overlooked causes of shedding (also known as telogen effluvium) that our experts see in the Philip Kingsley Clinics.

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STRESS & HAIR LOSS

Stress can and often does result in hair loss due to a number of factors. One of the main reasons is that stress, through a convoluted route, can increase your body’s production of adrenaline. This can then be converted into cholesterol, which is capable of raising your body’s level...

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GENERAL HEALTH AND YOUR HAIR 

Your hair is extremely sensitive to internal changes in your body. But why is this? Partly because hair cells are our second fastest growing cells, second only to intestinal cells.

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CHEMICAL PROCESSING AND HAIR LOSS

Can Colouring, Straightening or Perming Make My Hair Fall Out?

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