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    Hair Loss - When to See a Professional

    A lush, beautiful head of hair is an essential part of personal expression and confidence. The best hair salons in Atlanta do their best to make you look and feel your best. Hair loss, however, will not only affect your image, but it can also be a sign that something is seriously wrong. There are several reasons why hair loss occurs. Here are a few of the most common reasons why from the hair experts at Salon Moraee.


    Nutrient Deficiencies

    You should always strive to eat healthy meals packed with essential vitamins and nutrients. When you're nutrient deficient, your diet is lacking a particular vitamin or mineral. Vitamin D deficiency is one of the leading causes of hair loss. Your body produces vitamin D naturally when you're exposed to natural sunlight. During the winter, most people stay indoors and, as a result, their vitamin D levels drop. A supplement can help prevent this deficiency, but if hair loss persists you should see your doctor.


    Hormonal Imbalance

    Changes in hormone levels are another cause of hair loss, especially women over the age of 30. An imbalance in women occurs when your body starts converting hormones into dihydrotestosterone or DHT. Your thyroid gland also produces essential hormones. A thyroid disorder can result in hair loss, changes in your heart rate, weight fluctuations, and heightened sensitivity to temperatures. Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) have high androgen levels which can cause excessive acne and weight gain. It can also result in an overproduction of hair on the face and body while simultaneously losing hair on the head. Although very rare, certain women can also experience hair loss when they use certain types of birth control.


    Stress

    Excessive amounts of stress can contribute to hair loss in both men and women. When you're under stress, your body produces a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol is like caffeine; it gives you an increased sense of awareness, better reflexes, and a faster metabolism. While cortisol is okay for meeting that deadline, constant stress can wreak havoc on your body. Both high and low levels of cortisol can result in hair loss. Low cortisol is when your adrenal glands crash after prolonged periods of high cortisol levels. It's also referred to as adrenal fatigue and results in your body’s inability to produce hormones like testosterone. It's important to find ways to manage your stress levels either through meditation, aromatherapy, or with the help of your doctor.


    Hair Products

    Some people experience hair loss when they use certain hair care products. This can be the result of toxic chemicals inside the product or it can be an allergic reaction. Either way, you should suspend use of the product and consult your physician for diagnosis and treatment.

    Only a doctor can properly diagnose and treat your specific condition. When it comes to recovery, however, trust the professionals at your local hair salon in Atlanta to help you get your confidence back.



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