For those impacted and affected by hair loss, the attempts at covering up bald or thinned out spots can cause emotional stress and strain. Both men and women are subject to hair loss, and the condition can present at any age. Even high levels of stress can cause hair to fall out in a young, healthy individual. When hair loss becomes noticeable, exploring options to treat hair loss is one way to work towards finding a solution to the problem.

Hair loss treatments range from non-invasive procedures to chemically applied, topical treatments; all of which are used to treat and reverse hair loss. For those suffering from all over thinning hair, the first order of business is to be medically evaluated by a primary care physician to determine if the hair loss is associated with any other symptoms and thus may be medically induced. Hair loss can present as a symptom in terms of conditions such as thyroid disorders or nutritional deficiencies. In addition, hair loss as a side effect of medication also needs to be ruled out prior to starting any type of hair loss treatment plan.

Once it has been determined that treating hair loss is medically acceptable based on your own personal situation, you can pursue hair loss treatments in a variety of ways; even opting to use multiple approaches at the same time. One of the simplest forms of tackling and battling hair loss is to begin using topical ointments and compounds to help generate hair growth and regrowth. Such creams, foams and gels are available based on gender and extent of hair loss. One way to help ensure the proper product is used for your situation is to read all manufacturer labels carefully, ask questions of pharmacists, doctors and nurses and seek input from others who have used the product.

A more rapid relief approach to hair loss is to use a treatment designed to stimulate hair growth by using electrical currents, delivered in low dose frequencies which are designed to stimulate the hair follicles and thus support hair growth. This type of hair loss treatment is the next step up from topical products as a specialists trained in applying the electrodes and stimuli is required for the treatment to be a success.

On the far end of the spectrum, and best reserved for those with significant hair loss, hair transplants are a more long term solution to the issue of hair loss. One thing to keep in mind is that transplanted hair or even synthetic hair plugs are the most costly and time consuming options for treating hair loss. However, the more surgical and permanent solution which is transplants and hair plugs will most likely be a once and done procedure, with minimal follow up beyond routine and regular care. The surgical and invasive nature of transplanted hair makes this option one which requires due diligence and weighing the pros and cons associated with the procedure. Though the transplanting of hair is a simple process when done by skilled professionals, due to the nature of the process the potential for problems such as follicle infection are present and the issue needs to be understood before opting for this type of treatment.

One last hair loss treatment exists, and can be considered a middle of the road option for some. To cover up thinning hair or even recreate a hair line left bald due to hair loss, the use of wigs, toupees and even hair weaves can provide you with a full head of hair which can be maintained just the same way as your own. One caveat for this option is it is not the best options if you have brittle hair, as weaves can cause more damage to the remaining hair due the weight and pulling associated with having the synthetic or human hair strands woven in to your own hair.

More details regarding hair loss treatments and folicle regeneration treatments can be found through The American Academy of Family Physicians (or through the Mayo Clinic).

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Clement Divin is the chief PR Manager with Ranking Solutions, one of the leading Internet Marketing and SEO Companies based within the UK. Managing a dedicated workforce of content writers and specially trained web experts, his duties are wide and varied.