Uncover Hair Loss Causes with Restore Wellness Med

Discover the critical role of blood work in diagnosing hair loss at Restore Wellness Med. Learn about essential tests like ferritin, vitamin D, B12, and more to target the root cause and restore your hair health.

4/3/20242 min read

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Hair loss can be a distressing experience, affecting not just your appearance but also your self-esteem and emotional well-being. While it's often dismissed as merely a cosmetic issue, hair loss can signal underlying health problems. At Restore Wellness Med, we emphasize the importance of comprehensive blood work to uncover the root causes of hair loss, ensuring a targeted and effective treatment approach.

The Essential Tests for Thorough Hair Loss Analysis

Understanding the complexities of hair loss requires a detailed look into various bodily functions and nutrient levels. Here’s what you should consider testing:

  • Ferritin & Iron Panel: Iron deficiency is a common culprit behind hair loss. Optimal ferritin levels are crucial for hair growth and health.

  • Diabetes A1c: Aim for a level below 5.1 to rule out diabetes-related hair loss.

  • Active B12: Levels should be over 175. B12 is vital for cell production, affecting hair growth directly.

  • Serum B12: Ideal levels are above 600. However, it can be misleadingly high, making Active B12 a more reliable marker.

  • Folate: Optimal folate levels, usually between 20-50, support cell division and hair growth.

  • Vitamin D: Argued to be best between 80-100ng/ml (or 200-250nmol/L), Vitamin D is crucial for hair follicle cycling.

  • Thyroid Panel: TSH, Ft3, and Ft4 levels are imperative to assess, as thyroid issues can lead to hair loss.

  • Zinc: Essential for hair tissue growth and repair, zinc levels should be on the higher end.

  • Protein Intake: Ensuring adequate protein consumption and its proper digestion/absorption is vital for hair health.

Tailored Treatment for Hair Loss at Restore Wellness Med

At Restore Wellness Med, we don't just identify the problem; we offer solutions. Our hair loss protocol, which you can find here, is designed to address the specific deficiencies or imbalances identified in your blood work. By targeting the root cause, we provide a personalized treatment plan that promotes healthier, stronger hair growth.

Empowering You with Knowledge and Care

Understanding the intricate relationship between your body’s internal health and hair growth empowers you to take control of your hair loss journey. Our team at Restore Wellness Med is committed to providing the insights and care needed to navigate this path. Through comprehensive blood work and individualized treatment plans, we aim to restore not only your hair but also your confidence and well-being.

References and Further Reading

Our approach is grounded in scientific research and clinical evidence. For those interested in delving deeper into the science of hair loss and its nutritional connections, we recommend the following studies:

  • Almohanna HM, Ahmed AA, Tsatalis JP, Tosti A. "The Role of Vitamins and Minerals in Hair Loss: A Review." Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2019;9(1):51-70. doi:10.1007/s13555-018-0278-7.

  • Guo EL, Katta R. "Diet and hair loss: effects of nutrient deficiency and supplement use." Dermatol Pract Concept. 2017 Jan 31;7(1):1-10. doi: 10.5826/dpc.0701a01.