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About Hair Loss

Hair Loss

Hair Loss

Hair loss can happen gradually, or quite suddenly, and sudden hair loss can be distressing for many patients. cause for hair loss contain hormonal factors, immune disorders, thyroid disorders, nutritional deficiencies, sudden changes in diet and lifestyle, medications you may be taking and other medical situation. Hair loss may be a hard problem to solve and often more than one factor may be involved.

Alopecia areata is a disease that reason hair to fall out in small patches. It develops when the immune system attacks the hair follicles, resulting in hair loss. Sudden hair loss may occur on the scalp and other parts of the body. The situation rarely results in total hair loss, or alopecia universalis, but it can stop hair from growing back. When hair does grow back, it’s possible for the hair to fall out again. The extent of hair loss and regrowth varies from person-to-person.

Symptoms

Symptoms

Hair loss can appear in many different ways, depending on what’s causing it. It can come on suddenly or gradually and affect just your scalp or your whole body. Some types of hair loss are temporary, and others are permanent.

Gradual thinning on top of head- This is the most ordinary type of hair loss, affecting both men and women as they age. In men, hair often begins to recede from the forehead in a line that resembles the letter M. Women typically retain the hairline on the forehead but have a broadening of the part in their hair.

Circular or patchy bald spots- Some people experience smooth, coin-sized bald spots. This type of hair loss generally affects just the scalp, but it sometimes also occurs in beards or eyebrows. In some cases, your skin may become itchy or painful before the hair falls out.

Sudden loosening of hair- A physical or emotional shock can reason hair to loosen. Handfuls of hair may come out when combing or washing your hair or even after gentle tugging. This type of hair loss generally causes overall hair thinning and not bald patches.

Full-body hair loss- Some situation and medical treatments, such as chemotherapy for cancer, can result in the loss of hair all over your body. The hair generally grows back.

Patches of scaling that spread over the scalp- This is a sign of ringworm. It may be accompanied by broken hair, redness, swelling and, at times, oozing.

Risk factors

Risk factors

A number of factors can raise your risk of hair loss, including:

  • Family history of balding, in either of your parent’s families
  • Age
  • Significant weight loss
  • Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes and lupus
  • Stress

Prevention

Prevention

  • Avoid medications and supplements that could cause hair loss.
  • Protect your hair from sunlight and other sources of ultraviolet light
  • Avoid tight hairstyles, such as braids, buns or ponytails.
  • Avoid compulsively twisting, rubbing or pulling your hair.
  • Treat your hair gently when washing and brushing. A wide-toothed comb may help prevent pulling out hair.
  • Avoid harsh treatments such as hot rollers, curling irons, hot oil treatments and permanents.