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Hair loss overview and treatment options available.
Hair loss is a common issue that affects many men across Australia. We understand that it can be a cause for concern and can affect self-esteem. We’re dedicated to helping you understand the issue and offering support, advice, and treatment options.
Hair loss, also known as alopecia, is a condition where men experience thinning of hair on their scalp or even complete baldness. It can occur gradually or suddenly and can affect men at any age. Although it’s more commonly associated with older men, hair loss can affect males in their early years too.
Symptoms of Hair Loss
Hair loss in men doesn’t just mean a receding hairline or a bald spot at the back of the head. Here are common symptoms you might notice:
Gradual thinning on top of the head: This is the most common type of hair loss, affecting both men and women as they age.
Circular or patchy bald spots: Some men may experience smooth, coin-sized bald spots.
Sudden loosening of hair: Physical or emotional shock can lead to hair loss. Handfuls of hair may come out when combing or washing your hair or even after gentle tugging.
Full-body hair loss: Some conditions and treatments can cause loss of hair all over the body.
Causes of Hair Loss
Hair loss can be caused by a number of factors, including:
Genetics: This is the most common cause of hair loss in men, known as male-pattern baldness.
Hormonal changes: Conditions such as thyroid problems, androgenetic alopecia, or other hormone-related imbalances can lead to hair loss.
Medical conditions: Certain diseases like diabetes or lupus can also cause hair loss.
Medications and supplements: Hair loss can be a side effect of certain drugs used for cancer, arthritis, depression, heart problems, gout and high blood pressure.
Stress and mental health: High-stress levels or mental health conditions like depression can also lead to hair loss.
Lifestyle factors: Poor nutrition, alcohol consumption, and smoking can contribute to hair loss.
Diagnosing Hair Loss
Our experienced doctors diagnose hair loss through a comprehensive consultation and examination process. This might include:
A detailed medical history: Your doctor will ask about your health history, any medications you’re currently taking, your diet, and your hair care routine.
Blood tests: These can help identify any underlying conditions related to hair loss.
Hair Loss Treatment Options
Hair loss treatments vary depending on the cause and extent of the condition. Here are some options that might be suitable:
Medications: Over-the-counter drugs like Minoxidil (Rogaine) or prescription medications like Finasteride (Propecia) can slow hair loss for some men.
Hair transplant surgery: This involves transplanting hair follicles from parts of the scalp where hair is still growing to the balding areas.
Laser therapy: Low-level laser devices approved by the FDA are marketed for hair growth in men.
Lifestyle changes: Healthy eating, regular exercise, and reducing stress can also promote hair growth.
Our focus is on ensuring that our patients feel supported and understood. We’re committed to helping you find a suitable treatment for your hair loss. Our bulk billing services ensure that cost is not a barrier to the care you need.
Remember, it’s perfectly normal to lose hair, but if you’re concerned, reach out to us, we’re here to help.
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More than just treatment for hair loss.
When you join the .doctor family we create a health profile for you which our GPs all refer to and update. So each time you interact with us we’ll keep a record.
This allows our GPs to give you the best advice every time – more than just treatment for hair loss.
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