Hair Loss Specialist

Beth and Howard Braver, MD

Internal Medicine located in Aventura, FL & Hollywood, FL

Hair Loss Q&A

Are You Suffering From Hair Loss?

Hair loss (alopecia) can affect just your scalp or your entire body, and it can be temporary or permanent. It can be the result of heredity, hormonal changes, medical conditions or a normal part of aging. Anyone can lose hair on their head, but it's more common in men.

What is Hair Loss?

Baldness typically refers to excessive hair loss from your scalp. Hereditary hair loss with age is the most common cause of baldness. Some people prefer to let their hair loss run its course untreated and unhidden. Others may cover it up with hairstyles, makeup, hats or scarves. And still others choose one of the treatments available to prevent further hair loss or restore growth. People typically lose 50 to 100 hairs a day. This usually isn't noticeable because new hair is growing in at the same time. Hair loss occurs when new hair doesn't replace the hair that has fallen out.

Before pursuing hair loss treatment, talk with Dr. Braver about the cause of your hair loss and treatment options.

What are the symptoms of Hair Loss?

  • Gradual thinning on top of head
  • Circular or patchy bald spots
  • Sudden loosening of hair
  • Full-body hair loss
  • Patches of scaling that spread over the scalp

If you are suffering from hair loss and would like bloodwork done, schedule an appointment at Beth and Howard Braver, MD, today by calling the office nearest you or booking online.