Certain medical conditions and chronic illness may cause hair loss. Even if patients are managing these chronic conditions well, the related hair loss may make them feel “ill” or cause psychological stress and impede further healing. If you are suffering from a chronic medical condition in CT and experiencing hair loss as a side effect, hair transplantation may be an option. But what medical conditions can cause hair loss?
A low functioning thyroid gland, also known as hypothyroidism, can cause dry skin, constipation, weight gain, fatigue, and hair loss. Both men and women may be affected by hypothyroid-related hair loss, and while lost hair may grow back with proper treatment, the hair loss may be permanent in some cases.
Hair restoration in CT may be an option for hypothyroid patients who also take thyroid replacement hormone medication and are under the care of an Endocrinologist. If both the hair transplant surgeon and the endocrinology expert agree that the hair loss will not resolve with further medication and it is safe, surgical hair restoration may be a good option.
If you have cardiovascular disease, chances are that your circulation may be impaired. Poor circulation can cause hair loss when optimal blood flow cannot reach the scalp. In addition to the cardiovascular disease itself, certain medications used to manage the disease may also contribute to hair loss.
For example, certain prescription heart medications like “beta blockers” may cause a hair shed after initiating treatment. The hair loss may slow down after several months, but it may persist as well. Patients with cardiovascular disease and poor circulation need to approach hair transplantation in a cautious manner. It takes an ethical hair transplant doctor to know when to operate on a patient with reduced circulation, and also one comfortable collaborating with the patient’s cardiovascular treatment team. However, it may be a good treatment for patients with hair loss related to circulation issues when performed in an appropriate manner.
Are you suffering from hair loss related to a chronic medical condition? Wondering if hair transplant surgery may be an option? If so, call Feller & Bloxham Hair Transplantation or visit our website at www.fellermedical.com to speak with one of our physician experts.