It is normal to shed about 50 to 100 hairs a day, but since we have about a million strands of hair on our scalps, this amount of hair loss does not cause noticeable thinning. Also, gradual thinning is a normal part of aging. As we become old, our hair naturally starts to thin out. most common cause is called male pattern baldness. This type of hair loss accounts for about 95% of cases and is usually caused by a combination of hormonal activity and heredity. Hair follicles in the scalp get smaller and over time develop a shortened hair growth cycle. Men typically notice hair loss around their hairline and/or top of their scalp.
Hair loss in women can be triggered by numerous medical conditions as well as various lifestyle factors such as extreme stress, diets, and childbirth. Common medical causes of hair loss in women include:
- Thyroid problems (producing too much or too little thyroid hormone)
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a chronic hormonal imbalance with numerous side effects including hair loss.
- Alopecia areata, in which the body’s own immune system mistakenly attacks healthy hair follicles and causes hair to fall out in patches.
As a starting point, hair loss experts recommend testing for thyroid problems and hormone imbalances. In many cases, hair will grow back once the cause is addressed.
Emotional impact of hair loss can affect the way both men and women look or think about themselves and can have a huge effect on self-confidence.
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