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Psychological Effects

Seasonal Affective Disorder And Hair Loss

man with hair loss from seasonal affective disorderMillions of Americans are affected by seasonal affective disorder (SAD) which can negatively impact their quality of life. In fact, anywhere from .5% to 3% of the general population is affected by this disorder. SAD is a form of depression and can create a lot of obstacles for those suffering from it, but can it also be contributing to your hair loss? [Read more…] about Seasonal Affective Disorder And Hair Loss

Top Three Reasons For Hair Loss

top reasons for hair lossThere are many reasons why people lose their hair. Hair loss does not discriminate against age, gender, or ethnic background. It also manifests in different forms depending on the reason for the hair loss; receding hairlines, male pattern baldness, hair thinning, and patches of hair loss.

So, what are some of the top reasons for hair loss?

  1. Genetics
  2. We focus heavily on male pattern baldness being hereditary, but genetics is the primary cause of hair loss through androgenetic alopecia regardless of gender. In fact, by age 50, about half of all people will have experienced some degree of androgenetic alopecia.

    There are quite a few myths revolving around genetics and hair loss. One such example is the common myth for men that the men on your maternal side of the family are a reliable indicator of how baldness will affect you as you age. While the X chromosome that you get from your mother’s side of the family is still considered the dominant genetic indicator of future hair loss, research has also shown that you are more likely to experience male pattern baldness if your father experienced it.

  3. Diet
  4. What we put into our bodies is incredibly important for properly maintaining them. For many of us, it’s easy to let a fast-paced life between work and family get in the way of making sure we have a properly balanced diet. We need these nutrients to help create and maintain a healthy head of hair.

    When we aren’t getting enough of certain nutrients, we are increasing our risks of avoidable hair loss. These vitamins and nutrients include:

    • Vitamins B6 and B12
    • Iron
    • Zinc
    • Magnesium
    • Protein
    • and Omega-3 Fatty Acids

    Rapid and unhealthy crash dieting for weight loss can also lead to hair loss. If you cut out too many calories and nutrients for your body to function properly, you can cause telogen effluvium hair loss – or even expedite male or female pattern baldness.

  5. Stress
  6. Similarly, stress is a major contributing factor to hair loss. It’s something we’ve all heard before, but even knowing that it can still be difficult to manage.

    A major cause of your day-to-day stress may be your job. Some of the more stressful jobs out there for people include:

    • Social workers
    • 911 dispatchers
    • Paramedics
    • Firefighters
    • Construction workers
    • Surgeons
    • Therapists, and more

    If you find yourself having a difficult time managing your stress, you may be at risk of telogen effluvium-related hair loss. Finding healthy outlets for your stress is key not only to avoid unnecessary hair loss but for increasing your overall quality of life.

    RHRLI Can Help Restore Your Hairline

    Whether you’ve experienced hair loss due to stress, diet, or your unavoidable family history, the experts at Robotic Hair Restoration Long Island can help. We offer many services, both surgical and non-surgical, to restore your hair, including the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System. Our FUE hair transplant procedure is minimally invasive and will get you back to your day-to-day life quickly. You don’t have to wait for your hair loss to progress too far. Contact us today for a free consultation. Let us help restore your hair and your confidence.

Top Jobs Causing Stress-Related Hair Loss

job stressMany of us may have joked around before about how our jobs are so stressful that they make us want to rip our hair out… but for a few occupations, there may just be some truth to that. We all handle stress differently and there are many jobs out there that would test the calmest and most level headed among us. [Read more…] about Top Jobs Causing Stress-Related Hair Loss

Intelligence & Hair Loss: Do Smart People Lose More Hair?

Intelligence and hair lossMany of us have preconceived notions about what baldness means on other people. While we often negatively think about baldness for ourselves, some positive stereotypes do go along with it. Among those positive associates are those who perceive male baldness as being a sign of intelligence, maturity, being better educated, and more successful. [Read more…] about Intelligence & Hair Loss: Do Smart People Lose More Hair?

Can Online Gaming Cause Hair Loss?

Online gamer with hair lossPlaying video games, referred to more often simply as “gaming”, has been increasing in popularity more and more over the decades. What used to be thought of as a pastime for kids – much like comic books and young adult genre fiction novels – has become dominated by adults. [Read more…] about Can Online Gaming Cause Hair Loss?

Lupus and Hair Loss – What to Know

lupus and hair lossLupus is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by widespread pain, rashes, and inflammation throughout the body affecting joints, skin, and organs – notably the kidneys and heart. Similar to other autoimmune diseases, lupus causes your body’s immune system to attack healthy tissue. [Read more…] about Lupus and Hair Loss – What to Know

More Facts on Menopause and Hair Loss

older womanHair loss is commonly associated with men, but women may also experience hair loss as they age. Because menopause is the result of a lowering of the production of hormones in the body, many physical and emotional side effects occur. Some of the more commonly known side effects are hot flashes and mood swings, but there are others. [Read more…] about More Facts on Menopause and Hair Loss

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