Introduction to Hair Loss
Most hair fall or hair loss complaints are often caused by internal disorders and malfunctions. When one is experiencing a hair fall/loss problem, the first most important step to take is to find out WHY, i.e. the specific cause of the problem.
Once the cause has been ascertained, the condition can usually then be treated and, therefore, improved.
It is the specialised training and ongoing experience that allows a trichologist to recognise the symptoms, the clinical features and the cause of a complaint. Deep, stimulative treatment can then be offered together with the necessary back up which may include blood tests, dietary information, and products for home help etc.
Blood tests are often very necessary and we are happy to liaise with your GP. We have established a relationship with practitioners in Endocrinology and Dermatology and are happy to offer referal when the need arises.
The word ALOPECIA simply means ‘a loss of hair’ and is used as a prefix for a variety of hair fall complaints. Many problems concerning hair fall or a loss of hair can relate to hormonal deficiencies or imbalances in the blood as well as specific blood complaints or, conditions within our system that affect the blood.
One must also consider the nervous system, prescribed medication, anaesthetics, nutrition, pregnancy, lactation, contraception etc.
In fact, almost anything that alters the general physical and mental well being can contribute to hair fall. This is why a thorough consultation with an experienced trichologist is so important.