5 Most Common Causes of Bald Spots

Bald spots are never a welcome sight in the mirror. But, up to 50% of men and 33% of women experience hair loss, making bald spots a reality that affects many of us. 

Understanding the most common causes of bald spots can help you improve your hair health in Tampa and prevent future hair loss. These causes include:


Genetics are a prominent cause of balding. Known as androgenic alopecia, it leads to gradual hair thinning or loss. Genetic hair loss can impact both men and women. 

Unfortunately, genetic hair loss can be difficult to prevent. However, it’s highly treatable. Talk to your Tampa physician as soon as you notice signs of hair loss, as early treatment can prevent further shedding. 


Hair loss from stress is known as telogen effluvium. It often occurs after severe stress or a sudden, traumatic event. Typically hair loss from stress starts at the top of the head. 

Luckily, hair loss from stress can often be reversed, and hair regrowth is possible. 

Hormonal Imbalance

Bald spots may be a sign of a hormonal imbalance. Imbalance levels of testosterone, estrogen, or thyroid hormones can contribute to hair loss. By addressing the hormonal imbalance with your doctor, it may be possible to stop further hair loss. 


Certain medications can alter the normal hair growth cycle, potentially leading to bald spots. Examples include blood thinners, oral retinoids, and tamoxifen. 

Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata (not to be confused with androgenic alopecia) is an autoimmune condition. It occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, leading to hair loss. With alopecia areata, you may experience sudden bald patches on the scalp, as well as a loss of facial hair, eyelashes, eyebrows, and body hair. 

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