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    Thinning Hair – Causes + Treatments

    Thinning hair and hair loss are one of the few cosmetic issues that is of equal concern to both men and women in my practise.  There are many causes of hair loss including, but not limited to, genetics, hormonal imbalance, diet and nutrition, co-morbid conditions (ie: PCOS-polycystic ovarian syndrome, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome), secondary to medications such as post chemotherapy, infectious and inflammatory conditions.  This is by no means a comprehensive list.   Since the skin is the largest organ of the body, it is easy to see why any medical condition can have an effect on skin and hair.  The best treatment for hair loss and thinning hair is prevention.  While you can’t pick your parents, you can choose a healthy diet that optimizes your nutritional intake and hormonal response.  Insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and PCOS are strongly affected by read more