Advertisement

Can hair disorders be prevented?

Some hair disorders can be prevented by determining the underlying cause. For instance, some hair disorders causing hair loss are due to hair pulling. If the emotional problem of hair pulling is caught early enough, no hair loss will result. If you have polycystic ovary syndrome, which can cause excessive androgens (male hormones) to be produced you may be able to prevent extra hair growth. By watching your weight, which will in turn, control your insulin resistance, you may be able to reduce the amount of androgens that are produced, thereby slowing the hair growing process.

Continue Learning about Hair Diseases (Hair Disorders)

Contending With Unwanted Hair Growth
Contending With Unwanted Hair Growth
In 1865, as a one-year-old, Annie Jones Elliot was put in PT Barnum’s sideshow as “The New Infant Esau.” (Easu in Hebrew means hairy). By age five, Th...
Read More
Uncombable Hair Syndrome—It’s a Real Thing
Uncombable Hair Syndrome—It’s a Real Thing
Besides a great sense of humor and a touch of brilliance, what does the 102-year-old comedian Professor Irwin Corey (“Without this great land of ours,...
Read More
How do other illnesses affect hair disorders?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Other illnesses actually can cause hair disorders. Some cancers or tumors can cause an excess of hai...
More Answers
Is trichodynia common?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MDDr. Mehmet Oz, MD
One study found that 34 percent of women seeing a doctor for their hair loss report trichodynia. In ...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.