Hair loss can be due to several medical conditions or diseases, genetics, or improper hair care. 

Hair loss is most definitely a psychosocial problem. The cosmetic aspect has the potential to cause depression, low self-esteem, and altered self-image. Hair loss can cause a dramatic, emotional response that can affect the quality of life. Both men and women are affected, but women tend to have a higher tendency to have increased negative emotions in regards to hair loss.

Here’s what Dr. Tran has to say about hair loss: hair loss can be a manifestation of systemic disease with multiple factors predisposing one to develop hair loss including family history. Often times, it requires a multi-disciplinary approach to diagnose, treat, and manage. 

If hair loss concerns you, please make sure to see a dermatologist who can help determine the cause and discuss treatment options.