Have you noticed that you’re shedding a great deal of hair in the shower or when you brush your hair? It’s normal to shed a small amount of hair each day, but larger amounts can be cause for concern. Or perhaps you’ve noticed some areas of thinning hair. Both women and men may experience hair loss, and it can certainly be distressing. But there’s no need to panic! The good news about hair loss is that it’s entirely treatable. At WildBerryMD, we offer thoughtfully formulated products designed to stimulate new hair growth and strengthen hair.
Understanding Why Hair Loss Occurs
The first step in treating your hair loss is determining why it’s occurring. Often, hair loss is associated with lifestyle issues. For example, stress can significantly upset your body’s balance, resulting in excessive hair shedding. Poor nutrition often plays a role, as the body needs certain nutrients to grow strong, healthy hair. And in some cases, simply using too many hair products or undergoing harsh heat or chemical treatments can result in hair loss.
In other cases, hair loss is due to medical issues. For instance, you may have a correctable hormonal imbalance, such as a thyroid condition. In addition, both men and women have testosterone (although women have much smaller amounts). In the body, testosterone converts to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The DHT then binds to the receptors in the scalp follicles. The follicles then shrink, which kills the hair.
Chronic illnesses and even surgery can trigger hair loss. A significant medical event, such as a major surgery, can force more of your hair into its resting phase all at once. Then, a few months later, you’ll notice a significant amount of shedding.
Lastly, in some cases, hair loss can simply be chalked up to age. As you grow older, you’re more likely to experience the effects of hereditary hair loss, such as female or male pattern baldness.
Nurturing New Hair Growth While Reducing Hair Loss
As you can see, there are many potential causes of hair loss. Fortunately, there are also plenty of ways to treat it. It’s important to get any underlying medical issues treated. You may have your hormone levels tested, for instance, to see if you have a thyroid disorder or other hormone issue. Medications and supplements are available to correct hormonal imbalances.
It’s also important to try to live as stress-free as possible—something that’s certainly not easy in the midst of a pandemic! Do try, however, to set aside some time each day for a relaxing activity that you enjoy. When you find yourself getting stressed, practice deep breathing or listen to relaxing music.
Lastly, it’s essential to plan your diet around clean, healthy foods that nourish your body, skin, and hair. In particular, robust hair growth requires these nutrients:
- Biotin: Found in eggs, seeds, and nuts
- Collagen: Found in fish, chicken, and beans
- Beta carotene: Found in carrots, spinach, and kale
- Arginine: Found in turkey, chicken, soybeans, and spirulina
Treating Hair Loss with Medical-Grade Products
Changing your lifestyle can help prevent hair loss and encourage new hair growth. You may want to explore medical-grade products as well. There are many ways that we can help you with growing your hair back and reducing hair loss. At WildBerryMD, we offer a proprietary blend of medical-grade 7% minoxidil with hair-nourishing nutrients like biotin, saw palmetto, zinc, emu oil, Arginine, and beta carotene. Minoxidil is a medication that has been approved by the FDA to stimulate hair growth, and we see great results with our patients.
We blend minoxidil with important nutrients like biotin to further nourish your hair growth. Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin that plays an important role in the health of your hair, skin, and nails. In fact, biotin deficiency can lead to hair loss. In addition to using our hair growth serum with biotin, you may be interested in boosting your biotin levels further with our biotin injections offered exclusively at WildBerryMD.
Another medical-grade treatment to consider is finasteride. Finasteride is a prescription medication approved to treat male pattern baldness. It works by preventing the conversion of testosterone into DHT. Finasteride is available to be taken orally.
For more information about our medical-grade treatments for hair loss or to request an appointment, please get in touch with the team at WildBerryMD at (520) 762-1557. We’re here to help you feel and look your best!