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Hair Loss

Hair loss can be distressing and in many cases there are hormonal reasons for this. At Pasadena Pellet, we can help with hormonal and other treatments.

Causes of Hair Loss

Hair loss can be due to many causes. Some hair loss is normal and part of life, but excessive hair loss might have a medical cause.

Below are some conditions that can lead to excessive hair loss:

  • Menopause and peri-menopause
  • Excessive male hormones
  • Hormone imbalances, fluctuations, or rapid decrease
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Side effect of medications
  • Exposure to toxins through direct contact with hair or scalp or ingested
  • Lifestyle issues - stress, alcohol, major illness, dietary (rapid weight loss, restricted eating), vitamin or other nutrient deficiencies
  • Medical treatments - chemotherapy, radiation therapy, estrogen blockers (Tamoxifen, Aromatase Inhibitors), estrogen suppression (Lupron, Depo-Provera, Nexplanon).

A thorough history and exam is required, as well as a panel of hormone and other blood tests.

Treatment of Hair Loss

Normally, treatment is reserved until a thorough investigation of possible causes has been conducted. The best treatment is to find the cause of the problem and then remove it or fix it. Some treatments can be attempted when the cause is unable to be determined.

Treatments available at Pasadena Pellet include anti-androgen medication and non-surgical hair growth products.

Anti-androgen treatments include:

  • spironolactone
  • finasteride
  • other androgen-blocking medications
  • female hormone therapy - if warranted

Hair growth products include:

  • prescription minoxidil - e.g. topical Rogaine
  • NutraFol® - nutritional supplements
  • other vitamin and mineral supplements
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Nutrafol® provides a line of clinically tested nutraceuticals that have been shown to help improve hair growth.

Different versions are available including vegan, women, men, while breastfeeding, postpartum, and more. They are blends of various natural products that have been shown in studies to achieve positive results such as increased hair thickening, decreased hair shedding, and improved hair growth.

Get help with your Hair Loss.