True, most hair loss in men is from male pattern balding (androgenic alopecia), but there could also be other causes. Answer the questions below and bring any relevant information to your doctor. If you answer yes to even ONE of these questions, it could be that you are NOT suffering from androgenic alopecia! Be sure to find your cause before you start any treatment.
WHY AM I LOSING MY HAIR? 10 Question Quiz.
1.) Did you have a major illness or major surgery 3 – 4 months ago? The stress of your illness could have caused your hair loss. The good news is in most cases of hair loss due to illness or surgery, the hair will grow back!
2.) Do you have problems with your thyroid? It could be causing hormonal imbalances that influence hair loss.
3.) Are you taking medication to thin your blood? It could be causing hair loss.
4.) Did you have (or do you have) gout? The medications used to treat gout could cause hair loss.
5.) Are you taking Vitamin A supplements? A Vitamin A overdose could cause hair loss.
6.) Do you have high blood pressure or heart problems? Left untreated, they could cause hair loss.
7.) Are you taking antidepressants? They could be causing your hair loss.
8.) Have you had your blood sugar checked? Hair loss could be an early sign of diabetes.
9.) Are you taking anabolic steroids? Anabolic steroids and hair loss could be related.
10.) Do you wear your hair in cornrows? That feeling that the cornrows are pulling your hair out isn’t for nothing. Tight cornrows can cause hair loss.
Did you answer yes to one or more of these questions? If you did, it could be that you are notsuffering from androgenic alopecia! See your doctor immediately!