Identifying Hair Loss and Working Through It

You might think that it’s your imagination. You might wonder if maybe something is off in your diet or in your overall lifestyle. Suddenly when it was never an issue for you, it seems that you are losing hair more readily than you used to. You notice that hair is just thinner and that you see bald spots when they never existed. What is going on?

The thing about hair loss is that sometimes it can really sneak up on you. Though you may have never struggled with this issue before, now there is definitely something to be concerned about. You want to work to identify what the cause of the hair loss may be.


You want to find a way to work through it before the hair loss becomes so dramatic that you can’t change the course. Here are some important steps to take in identifying and working through the challenge of hair loss.

#1 Notice what comes off in your brush

This may be your first indication that something is wrong. You more than likely brush your hair everyday and sometimes hair comes out. If what you see coming out is greater than usual though, then you may have an issue. If it’s just one time then it may be a fluke.

If however the hair continues to come out in greater amounts when you brush, then this is a good first indication that something is up. Don’t brush too hard but use this as your first signal that something must be done.

#2 Look for random baldness patterns

This can be a sign that pops up that you likely hoped you would never face. Check out your scalp and hair overall in a mirror. If you have bald spots or patterns where hair is missing, then this can lead to longer term hair loss. This is usually quite easy to recognize and the sooner that you see it for what it is, the better it will serve you. If you see this issue pop up then by all means take things to the next level.

#3 Talk to your doctor and have an exam

It may sound silly but there comes a time when you must go talk to your doctor. Get an exam and voice your concerns to them. Your doctor may be able to give you a prescription topical or medication that can help you to work through hair loss.

At the very least they can tell you what is going on and if there is a longer term issue or health condition that is to blame. Your doctor can help to give you answers that you might not otherwise have. They may also help you to work towards a solution.

#4 Take inventory of what may be contributing to the problem

Look at what the potential causes may be for the hair loss. After your exam and careful observation, look at cues in your lifestyle or your health that may be to blame. This is a really important step in helping you to overcome the issue.

You may uncover a health condition that you didn’t know was present. You may find that there is something that you can change. This is where being your own best advocate can really pay off, for hair loss and your health overall too.