Millions of people all over the world are affected by hair loss. Alopecia areata (female pattern baldness), hereditary androgenetic alopecia (male pattern hair loss) fungal infections, autoimmune disorders, traumatic damage (such as compulsive pulling), as a result of nutrient deficiencies) or chemotherapy – these are all causes of hair loss.
Proper evaluation is necessary to diagnose the root cause of any hair loss. Medical history, nutritional status and hairdressing habits all play a role in hair loss and hair quality.
Blood tests may be needed if the doctor suspects a medical illness (such as lupus) or a thyroid problem, iron deficiency or sex-hormone imbalance. Some of the testing at Doctors Studio may include:
- Hormone testing (estrogens, testosterone, cortisol and progesterone)
- Nutrient (minerals, Vitamins, Amino Acids, Omega 3 fatty acid levels)
- Blood tests for assessing the thyroid function and iron status
- Autoimmune Profile