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    Thyroid Disease: What Is It and How Is It Related to Hair Loss?

    Last updated 1 year ago

    The thyroid is a gland in the front of your neck that is responsible for sending hormones to the rest of your body. It controls your heart rate, the rate at which you burn calories, and other important bodily functions. If something goes wrong with your thyroid, it can have consequences for the rest of your body—including your hair. Read on to learn about the relationship between thyroid disease and hair loss.

    Types of thyroid disease.
    The two most common types of thyroid disorder are hyperthyroidism, a condition that causes your thyroid to produce more hormones than necessary; and hypothyroidism, in which the body does not produce enough thyroid hormones. Both of these disorders can cause a number of symptoms, including anxiety, sleeplessness, and sudden changes in weight—along with hair loss.

    Why hair loss happens.
    Anything that prevents your thyroid from functioning normally can interfere with the regular growth of your hair and cause it to fall out. If you have hyperthyroidism, the excess hormones can cause the hair on your scalp to thin, whereas if you have hypothyroidism, you can lose hair all over your body.

    How hair loss can be treated.
    If you are losing your hair, it’s important to talk to a doctor right away so that your condition can be diagnosed. If a thyroid disorder is the cause of your hair loss, your first step should be to treat that condition. Once your thyroid disorder is under control, you can take appropriate steps to restore your hair.

    If you are concerned about your hair loss, Dr. Kiely, MD can help. We provide a variety of effective surgical and non-surgical hair loss treatments at our Baltimore office. To get started, call us today at (301) 468-2335 to set up an appointment or visit our website to read more about the different hair loss treatments we offer.

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    Finding Hair Loss Solutions for Out-of-State Patients

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    At the Baltimore office of Dr. Kiely, MD, we specialize in providing effective hair loss solutions to patients at all stages of life. But you don’t have to live in our area to take advantage of our experience and expertise.

    If you are an out-of-state patient, you have two options for working with us. You can either set up a free consultation at our Baltimore office and then have the surgery at a later date, or you can do the consultation and surgery in one day. If you wish to do the consultation and surgery on the same day, however, you will need to contact us ahead of time and provide the medical information—including past history and photographs—prior to your consultation.

    If you are looking for a solution to your hair loss, you have a number of options open to you, including hair transplants and hair replacement surgery. Call Dr. Kiely, MD, today at (301) 468-2335 to find out how we can help you.

    Baldness vs. Sun Exposure: How You Can Protect Your Scalp

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Sun exposure can lead to sunburn in as little as 15 minutes. If you are bald, you are at particularly high risk for sunburn on your scalp. In order to avoid the pain of a sunburn—as well as the higher likelihood of skin cancer—follow these simple guidelines for protecting your scalp from the sun.

    Reduce your sun exposure.
    The simplest way to keep your scalp safe is simply to stay out of the sun. Avoid going outside for lengthy periods between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this late-morning and early-afternoon period is when the sun’s harsh ultraviolet B rays are at their harshest, and hence when exposure is most likely to expose you to the risk of skin cancer. UVA is more dangerous to follicles and it causes 3 or more malignancies of scalp.

    Wear protective covering.
    Wearing a wide-brimmed hat will serve to protect your scalp—as well as your face, ears, and neck—from the sun’s intense rays. If you need to walk, try to keep to shady areas or carry an umbrella to keep off the sun. If you are swimming during the daylight hours, wear a swim cap. You should also apply a sunscreen with both UVA and UVB protection before going outside.

    Seek hair restoration treatment.
    Hair provides the best sun protection for your head, so you might also consider professional hair loss treatment in order to protect your scalp from sunburns. There are a number of hair restoration options open to you, ranging from hair transplant surgery to scalp reduction surgery to topical medication.

    If you are interested in learning more about your options for hair loss treatment, contact the Baltimore office of Dr. Kiely, MD at (301) 468-2335 today. We offer a wide range of effective solutions for hair loss, both surgical and non-surgical. For additional information about our hair loss treatments, visit us on the Web.

    Chemotherapy and Hair Loss

    Last updated 1 year ago

    As you probably know, it is not unusual to lose your hair while you are receiving chemotherapy; unfortunately, it is a side effect of many of the most effective anti-cancer drugs. In many cases, hair loss occurs very quickly after chemotherapy begins. As this video explains, however, your hair can be restored after your chemotherapy is finished.

    If you would like to reverse your hair loss, contact the Baltimore office of Dr. Kiely, MD. We specialize in finding and providing effective solutions for mild to severe cases of hair loss. Call (301) 468-2335 to arrange an appointment with Dr. Kiely, or visit our website for additional information about our treatment options.

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