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    Hear About Tabatha Coffey's Experience with Hair Loss

    Last updated 5 months ago

    In the United States, an estimated 30 million women suffer from hair loss. By age 50, nearly half of all women will have some sort of hair loss. There are a lot of contributing factors to hair loss in women, including stress, emotional trauma, medication, poor nutrition, genetics, and even some hormone-related diseases. In this clip from The Early Show on CBS, you will hear about Tabatha Coffey’s experience with hair loss. You will also hear from a dermatologist about the most common causes of hair loss in women.

    Dr. Kiely, MD, uses the most advanced and modern solutions to help women who are suffering from hair loss regain their self-confidence. Dr. Kiely provides hair loss treatment for women in DC, MD, VA, and PA. Call Dr. Kiely today at (301) 468-2335 to schedule your hair loss consultation or visit our website to learn more about your hair loss treatment options.

    Why Women Lose Hair During Menopause

    Last updated 5 months ago

    During menopause, your body’s hormonal balance shift. While testosterone levels increase, estrogen levels decrease. The result of this hormonal imbalance is that you may find yourself losing hair. To learn more about hair loss during menopause, as well as tips for slowing or preventing hair loss, watch this brief video clip.

    For a permanent solution to hair loss, contact Dr. Kiely, MD. In the DC area, no physicians are as experienced as Dr. Kiely when it comes to surgical hair loss treatment. If you would like to learn more about hair transplant surgery, or if you would like to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kiely, call (301) 468-2335 or contact us online.

    A Look at Medications That Can Cause Hair Loss

    Last updated 5 months ago

    Although the most common type of hair loss in women is related to genetic predisposition, there are many non-inheritable reasons for thinning hair. Certain medications you may be taking to treat medical conditions can have side effects that include hair loss. Keep reading to learn more about which medications are most likely to cause hair loss in women.

    Blood Thinners
    Blood-thinning medications, also known as anticoagulants, can sometimes cause hair loss as a side effect. These medications increase the time it takes for your blood to form clots, reducing the risk of heart attack or stroke. Warfarin sodium often causes hair loss; brand names for this type of medication include Panwarfin, Coumadin, and Sofarin.

    Cholesterol Medications
    High cholesterol levels increase your risk of heart attack and stroke. Cholesterol-lowering medications can protect your health, but may cause hair loss as well. Atromid-S, which contains clofibrate, and Lopid, which contains gemfibrozil, are both cholesterol medications known to cause hair loss as a side effect.

    Antidepressants
    Antidepressant medications may be taken for a variety of reasons, including both mental and physical health conditions. Many antidepressant medications, however, can also cause hair loss. Antidepressants known to cause hair loss include brand names such as Anafranil, Paxil, Prozac, Surmontil, Vivactil, Norpramin, Tofranil, and Zoloft. Celexa does not list hair loss as a side effect.

    Beta-Blockers
    Beta-blocker drugs are a common treatment for conditions such as glaucoma and high blood pressure. Certain types of beta-blockers may also cause hair loss; these include timolol, atenolol, metoprolol, nadolol, and propanolol. Common brand names for some of these drugs include Tenormin, Lopressor, Blocadren, and Timoptic XE.

    Drug-induced hair loss is temporary, meaning that when you stop taking the medication causing your hair loss, your hair will resume normal growth and appearance over time. If you’d like to speak with an experienced hair loss doctor about your hair loss, contact the office of Dr. John Kiely, MD at (301) 468-2335. We offer hair transplant surgery for women in Washington DC, Baltimore, Rockville, Fairfax, and Lansdowne. Visit us on the web for more information about Dr. Kiely.

    Does Lupus Cause Hair Loss?

    Last updated 5 months ago

    Lupus is a chronic disease that affects the function of the immune system, causing it to attack and damage healthy cells. During flare-ups, lupus causes inflammation throughout the body as the immune system reacts to normal cells as though they were invaders. Because this inflammation most often occurs on the head, lupus can cause hair loss. This hair loss is not necessarily limited to your scalp and may also affect the eyebrows and eyelashes. While this hair loss is often temporary, lupus can cause lesions on the scalp that may result in permanent hair loss as well. It’s important to work with your doctor to determine the cause of any hair loss you do experience to diagnose and treat lupus to reduce inflammation and damage to your hair follicles.

    Whether you are experiencing hair loss caused by lupus or another chronic condition, Dr. John Kiely, MD offers the latest medical advancements in the treatment of hair loss in Baltimore. You can schedule a complimentary consultation at our office by calling (301) 468-2335 clicking on our web contact form.

     

    How Your Thyroid Impacts Hair Loss

    Last updated 5 months ago

    The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the front of the neck. As part of the endocrine system, your thyroid sends hormones to your body to regulate many of its metabolic functions. When your thyroid is overactive, it can cause symptoms that include hair loss. Hair loss caused by thyroid disease is treatable—once your thyroid has resumed normal function, your hair growth will also return to normal. You can learn more about the thyroid and how it impacts hair loss in this short video.

    Hair loss in women may be caused by a number of different factors. If you are concerned about hair loss and want to learn its cause, contact Dr. John Kiely, MD by calling (301) 468-2335. Dr. Kiely has over 30 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of hair loss in women. Check out our blog for more about hair loss treatment options.

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