Most people have around 100,000 hairs on their heads. They eventually fall out and, when your body and hormones are functioning normally, are replaced by new strands. Losing dozens of hairs on a daily basis is pretty normal. If your body is experiencing an imbalance of hormones, however, it can lead to a receding hairline.
A receding hairline isn’t an urgent medical problem, but it can be bothersome from an emotional standpoint. And in many cases, a hairline that creeps upward happens in tandem with other issues affecting your health. The good news is, there are solutions.
Dr. Javier Sosa and our expert team at Woodlands Primary Healthcare, located in The Woodlands, Texas, create customized programs to help bring your body back into hormonal and nutritional balance. Among other benefits, these programs can address a receding hairline. Read on to learn more about this common issue, including ways we can help.
What causes a receding hairline
Most anyone can develop a receding hairline, but it’s more likely if you have a family history of baldness or hair loss or are experiencing hormonal changes associated with aging. For those reasons, thinning and recessed hair often coincides with middle age or menopause. Medical conditions, such as thyroid disease and nutrient deficiencies, may also contribute.
Hormones that can become out of balance with increasing age include:
- Growth hormone
- Thyroid hormones
A lack of vital nutrients can also fuel hair loss partily because nutrients play an important role in hormonal function. Deficiencies linked with such problems include iron, zinc, vitamin D, B-vitamins, and copper.
Treatments for a receding hairline
If you’re bothered by your receding hairline, or you’re also experiencing additional symptoms, such as fatigue, sexual dysfunction, or weight changes, our team can help determine your best treatment plan. While surgical hair restoration may be an option, addressing any underlying health issue often provides the results you are looking for.
At Woodlands Primary Healthcare, Dr. Sosa and his team can help address age-related hair loss by restoring normal hormone and nutrient levels. In addition to reversing bothersome hair loss, hormone therapy can help restore a sense of health and vitality.
If you have difficulty meeting your daily nutrient needs through food alone, or your body doesn’t absorb nutrients efficiently, vitamin and intravenous (IV) therapy can help.
To learn more about hair loss or get started with your desired treatment, call Woodlands Primary Healthcare, located in The Woodlands, Texas, or request an appointment with Dr. Sosa on our website today.