Two things about the month of August: it marks the final month of summer and, unbeknownst to many, is also National Hair Loss Awareness Month. Hair loss affects over eighty million people in the United States alone and can cause feelings of anxiety or poor body image. Ask a Miami dermatologist and he or she may tell you that in several cases the culprit is simply hereditary but what other causes might there be?
While there is no surefire method of knowing what cause sudden hair loss, a Miami dermatologist can detect certain triggers that range from the less common trichotillomania (an urge to pull hair out of your own scalp) to something a greater number of people recognize such as excessive use of hair care products and treatments like bleaching. A lack of protein and iron in your diet can also lead to hair loss.
Always remember that you should consult a Miami dermatologist if you have any concerns about hair loss. Early treatment can potentially prevent things from getting worse than they need to.