According to a survey, 50 percent of men will start noticing some signs of balding; the symptoms can become visible early in teenage years as well.
On the other hand, 40 percent of females experience some kind of hair thinning and balding by the age of 50.
Causes of Hair Loss
Hereditary Hair Loss
If your father or grandfather rocked a bald-hairdo, chances are you will inherit one too. Hereditary baldness is classified as female pattern baldness and male pattern baldness. It has a fairly predictable balding pattern and usually begins with ageing.
Hormonal changes due to pregnancy, thyroid, or menopause can cause temporary or permanent hair loss.
Physical stress on the body—like child birth—diverts the energy and nutrients towards healing of vital organs, which leaves your scalp malnourished. This results in hair thinning or balding. On the other hand, thyroid and depression causes an imbalance of growth hormones in your body, which affects your weight, skin, and even hair.
Serious medical conditions like alopecia, scalp infection, areata, can also cause balding and hair thinning. In addition to this, psychological disorders such as trichotillomania (hair-pulling disease) can also impact hair growth.
People who use heavy drugs also experience hair loss as a side-effect of their treatment. Drugs used to cure arthritis, cancer, gout, and blood pressure are likely to cause hair thinning.
Over styling or heating can be detrimental for your hair. Hairstyle like high ponytails, high buns, and cornrows can cause traction alopecia. Moreover, heating and over use of hair serums can also impact the growth of hair follicles.
Symptoms of Hair Loss
Depending on the underlying cause, hair loss can manifest in several different ways. It can be a sudden or a gradual loss that can be limited to your scalp or affecting your whole body.
Keep a lookout for these symptoms to get early treatment.
Thinning of the Crown
With age several men and women suffer from hair thinning on the top of their head. In men, hair loss begins with a receding hairline in shape of an M. Women usually retain their hairline on the forehead, but the parting in their hair becomes wider with age.
Instead of thinning hair, some people experience circular bald patches/spots on their scalp. Usually this kind of hair loss is limited to the scalp, but some people might start losing hair in eyebrows and beard area as well. Bald spots are accompanied with pain and rash in the balding area.
An emotional or physical trauma, like a divorce or car accident can also trigger sudden hair loss. Excessive amount of hair is lost while doing normal tasks like combing or bathing. But this type of hair loss generally causes thinning of overall hair and not bald spots.
Scaling or Patches on Scalp
If you notice redness, broken hair, swelling, chances are, your hair loss is caused by a ring worm infestation or any other scalp infection.
Sudden hair loss can be a symptom of various health issues that requires a doctor’s attention. Consult a doctor immediately when you start losing more than 50-100 hair strands per day.
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