Everyone loses hair. It is normal to lose about 50-100 hairs every day. If you see bald patches or lots of thinning, you may be experiencing hair loss.
There are many causes of hair loss. Women may notice hair loss after giving birth. People under a lot of stress can see noticeable hair loss. Some diseases and medical treatments can cause hair loss.
The most common cause of hair loss is a medical condition called hereditary hair loss.
Type of Heriditary hair loss are:
- Male-pattern baldness
- Female-pattern baldness
- Androgenetic alopecia
Luckily, most causes of hair loss can be stopped or treated. Anyone troubled by hair loss should consult a doctor.
Hair loss: Signs and symptoms
Hair loss may cause gradual thinning, bald patches, or complete baldness.
Causes for hair loss
The reasons for hair loss are many.
- When hair loss begins suddenly, the cause may be due to illness, diet, medicine, or childbirth.
- If hair loss is gradual and becomes more noticeable with each passing year, a person may have hereditary hair loss.
- Certain hair care practices also can cause noticeable hair loss.
The following describes some of the many things that cause hair loss:
Hereditary thinning or baldness (also called androgenetic alopecia):
- This is the most common cause of hair loss. It affects men and women.
- When men have hereditary hair loss, they often get a receding hairline. Many men see bald patches, especially on the top of the head. Women, on the other hand, tend to keep their hairline. They see noticeably thinning hair. The first sign of hair loss for many women is a widening part. In rare cases, men see noticeably thinning hair. And in rare cases, women can see a receding hairline or bald patches. The reasons for this are unknown.
- Researchers believe that this is an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune means the body attacks itself. In this case, the body attacks its own hair. This causes smooth, round patches of hair loss on the scalp and other areas of the body. People with alopecia areata are often in excellent health. Most people see their hair re-grow. Doctors treat people with this disorder to help the hair re-grow more quickly.
Cicatricial (scarring) alopecia:
- This rare disease develops in otherwise healthy people. The disease destroys a person’s hair follicles. Scar tissue forms where the follicles once were, so the hair cannot re-grow. Treatment tries to stop the inflammation, which destroys the hair follicles.
Central centrifugal cicatricial (scarring) alopecia:
- This type of hair loss occurs most often in women of African descent. It begins in the center of the scalp. As it progresses, the hair loss radiates out from the center of the scalp. The affected scalp becomes smooth and shiny. The hair loss can be very slow or rapid. When hair loss occurs quickly, the person may have tingling, burning, pain, or itching on the scalp. Treatment may help the hair re-grow if scarring has not occurred.
- This medical disorder causes people to repeatedly pull out their own hair. They often feel a constant urge to pull out the hair on the scalp. Some sufferers say they feel compelled to pull out their eyelashes, nose hairs, eyebrows, and other hairs on their bodies.
- Experiencing a traumatic event (e.g., death of a loved one or divorce) can cause hair loss.
- Some people see hair loss after losing more than 15 pounds. The hair loss often appears 3 to 6 months after losing the weight. This hair loss is common. The hair re-grows without help.
- When a person has an eating disorder, hair loss is common. Anorexia (not eating enough) and bulimia (vomiting after eating) can cause hair loss.
Hair loss: Treatment, and outcome
So many things can cause hair loss, doctor acts like a detective. A doctor may begin by asking questions. The doctor will want to know whether the hair loss happened suddenly or gradually. Knowing this helps to eliminate causes.
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