Temporary or Permanent?

One of the more traumatic side effects of a bout with COVID appears to be temporary hair loss. Almost one-third of all people recovering from COVID are experiencing rather significant hair loss. In most cases, the noticeable hair loss is starting about 2 months after they recover from COVID and lasting as long as 12 months. Post COVID hair loss is ranging from minor thinning to extreme hair shedding.

Post COVID Hair Loss, TE, Hair Loss

Telogen Effluvium

The medical term for hair loss that is more than normal is Telogen Effluvium (TE). Doctors are not certain why TE is occurring in patients recovering from COVID. It is possible that fever and other extreme side effects of the COVID illness are forcing your body into a state of TE where large amounts of hair sheds. TE normally develops after your body experiences an extremely challenging event that can be either physical or mental. Since COVID-19 inflicts major stress on your body, by attacking your organs and causing lasting trauma, it makes sense that hair loss could follow. Luckily, TE is rarely a lifelong problem. For most people, the hair stops falling out and begins to regrow within six months.

On Going Hair Loss

Although the hair loss is most often temporary, the emotional stress and anxiety of watching clumps fall out every time you brush your hair or shower can make the situation even worse.  It’s important to try to de-stress and stop focusing on the hair loss. Only when the stress ends will the excessive hair shedding stop.

When It Doesn’t Grow Back

If your hair loss lasts longer than 6-12 months, you may want to explore what continuing issues may be contributing to your hair loss. There are many different tests that medical professionals can run to determine if something more than temporary TE is causing your hair loss. A good starting point for testing is to check your thyroid and other hormones. An imbalance in your hormones can manifest as hair loss.

Advanced Surgical Arts specializes in hormone balancing for men and women. They also offer hair regenerative treatments using stem cell/PRP that can help to restart your hair growth. The studies on COVID hair loss indicate that this condition affects women more than men. If you are concerned that your post COVID hair loss is getting worse or continuing past a few months, you can contact us at 972-612-1900 for testing to determine if you have a problem needing medical attention. The solution might be as simple as improving your nutrition and adding a few supplements to help the regrowth process for your hair to return to normal.

Post COVID hair loss is gaining exposure as many celebrities in Hollywood are also experiencing it and speaking out. If you are concerned with post COVID hair loss, don’t be afraid to contact a doctor to discuss your options.

Post-acute Covid-19 SyndromeSurvived COVID-19, but feeling less than yourself?

Even after surviving COVID-19, you can find yourself fighting with damage to your immune system, lungs and other parts of your body. Post COVID-19 Syndrome is persistent and prolonged side effects after a COVID-19 infection. This syndrome is characterized by complications that last beyond 4 weeks from the onset of the virus. Common residual side effects of COVID-19 include; fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain, joint pain and decline in quality of life.

Many medical professionals have turned to regenerative medicine to try to help bring patients back to pre-COVID health status. A key component in regenerative medicine is mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). These MSC’s have an innate ability to regenerate immune systems, control inflammatory responses, and promote recovery of damaged organs.

Stem Cell Studies and Clinical Trials

Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 200 scientific studies and clinical trials have been conducted on the use of MSCs in reducing lung damage and improving COVID-19 patient recovery. The results are promising and have shown that regenerative medicine treatments with MSCs can help patients with severe or critical COVID-19 recover from lung damage. The mesenchymal stem cells do this by controlling inflammatory response while encouraging regeneration of damaged tissue and organs.

Advanced Surgical Arts in Plano, Texas is a leader in regenerative medicine therapeutics. Dr. Lee offers patients regenerative medicine treatments with Stem Cell, Exosomes and PRP. Regenerative medicine utilizes cellular biology to help the body to return to normal function after injury or disease. Regenerative medicine can also help to reduce pain, control inflammation and regenerate damaged tissue and organs.

If you have recovered from the COVID-19 infection, but are still struggling to feel yourself, contact Advanced Surgical Arts at 972-612-1900 for a regenerative medicine consultation to find out if Mesenchymal Stem Cell (MSC) therapy can help promote healing and improve your medical condition.