Like our skin, the state of our hair is frequently a reflection of the inner body’s wellbeing. So, underlying disease can be a direct or indirect cause of hair loss.
Examples of direct causes include some auto-immune diseases, or disorders involving the endocrine (hormonal) glands. These directly affect the hair follicle.
Hair loss can also be caused by indirect factors.
Examples of this include gastro-intestinal diseases which prevent the body from absorbing the nutrients it requires, or an illness that results in the body targeting its resources towards more essential bodily functions involved in healing and repair.
Although the hair follicle isn’t directly targeted by the disease, it suffers indirectly due to lack of nutrients.
A sudden loss of hair in someone who has always had healthy hair - especially if coupled with other symptoms - should be checked out by their doctor or consultant as this may be indicative of underlying illness.
Treatment is then typically aimed at identifying, rectifying, or simply controlling the effects of the underlying illness.
How we can help
The first step, of course, is to ensure the condition is properly diagnosed by your doctor or consultant and steps taken to target the underlying causes.
From a cosmetic viewpoint, in most cases we can use carefully applied, super-light Mark Glenn hair extensions as a temporary measure whilst your hair grows back.
Alternatively, where the loss is more substantial or thought to be long-term, our more advanced Kinsey System for female hair loss may be more appropriate.
We can advise accordingly during a free consultation at our London studio.