Men's health

Hair Loss

Hair loss can occur due to a number of reasons, however, in most instances it is quite common and nothing to worry about.


Losing your hair can be a stressful experience, but it’s rarely something to worry about. On average, we lose 50 to 100 hairs per day naturally and there are many reasons why this number can increase for some people.

If you are concerned about unnaturally fast or sudden hair loss, consult your doctor or GP for advice and treatment.

What causes hair loss?

Male and female pattern baldness is genetic, meaning it runs in the family. If many of your close family members lost their hair, losing your own is very likely. This type of hair loss is permanent, but the loss can be slowed with treatment.

There are many factors that can affect hair loss:

  • Iron deficiency
  • Illness
  • Stress
  • Weight loss
  • Cancer treatment

The hair loss associated with cancer treatments and other illnesses is always temporary, so you can rest assured that your hair will return in due time when you are healthy again.

Iron deficiency is a condition treatable with changes in diet and medication, which will in turn reduce or stop hair loss.

Other factors, such as stress and weight loss, are often a result of your daily life. Sudden changes like losing a job, bereavement or even moving home can result in hair loss. Again, this is temporary, and your hair will grow back when you are in a better state of mind.

If you feel like your hair loss is negatively affecting your mental health, your GP or doctor may be able to help you.

How to treat hair loss

Natural hair loss is permanent but can be slowed down with treatment.

Some hair loss treatments are available without prescription, but these are never as effective as something a doctor or GP can prescribe.

However, it is worth trying these off-the-shelf solutions as they can help with the slow loss of hair, meaning that stronger medicines aren’t required.

You can also reduce bald spots by changing your hairstyle, either growing out other areas to cover them, or removing your hair entirely. This is completely down to preference, but more and more people, especially men, are embracing hair loss each year.


Some types of hair loss are permanent, like male pattern baldness and is often something which runs in the family.


The best treatments for hair loss

The most effective medical treatments for hair loss are Finasteride and Minoxidil. These slow down hair loss if used regularly, but again can’t stop it entirely.

For more advice about hair loss or any of our available medication, please get in touch with CQ Doctor today.

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