Hi Dr. Rassman, how goes it? Thanks for taking the time to update this blog, much appreciated.
I was wondering if scoliosis would have any effect on triggering MPB or hairloss in general. My sternum is under chronic pressure and stress which causes constant discomfort. I’m 24 years old and have had scoliosis for about 11 years. Both sides of my family have moderate to no balding and my father does have slight thinning in the crown. The unlucky family members who did encounter hairloss didn’t experience it til well past 40, even 50. I’m experiencing some diffuse thinning (still have juvenile hairline) and minor thinning in the crown that has been noticeable since I was 16-17. Luckily balding in the crown hasn’t progressed rapidly, but is certainly present.
Oh, one more thing. Stress is a cause for hairloss, but how so physiologically? For example, does stress cause insufficient nutrition to the follicles or an increase in DHT?
Hi! It goes well. Thanks for asking.
Scoliosis (spine curvature) has no direct relationship to hair loss, but stress can play a role. Clearly, you sound stressed. The mechanism for the stress-induced hair loss is unknown. You are the type of patient I would love to see, build a Master Plan for and help. The one-on-one relationship with a good doctor is the best way to start your search for a cause of your hair loss. Assuming genetic hair loss is the cause, Propecia (finasteride) is the best thing to initially do for a 24 year old. The hair loss gene can skip generations, so I don’t know how far back in your family tree you were looking…