Hair Loss / Hair
Falling / Male Pattern Baldness (MPB) / Female Pattern Baldness (FPB) /
Hair fall or
Baldness typically refers to excessive hair loss from your scalp and can be the
result of heredity, certain medications or an underlying medical condition.
Anyone — men, women and children — can experience hair loss.
Causes and Symptoms of hair loss
1-Pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia).
In male- and female-pattern baldness, the time of growth
shortens, and the hairs are not as thick or sturdy. With each growth cycle, the
hairs become rooted more superficially and more easily fall out. Heredity
likely plays a key role. A history of androgenetic alopecia on either side of
your family increases your risk of balding. Heredity also affects the age at
which you begin to lose hair and the developmental speed, pattern and extent of
Male-pattern baldness- MPB-(androgenetic alopecia)...For men, pattern baldness
can begin very early, even in the teens or early 20s. It`s typically
characterized by a receding hairline at the temples and balding at the top of
the head. The end result may be partial or complete baldness
Female-pattern baldness-FPB- (androgenetic alopecia). Women with permanent
hair loss usually have hair loss limited to thinning at the front, sides or
crown. Women usually maintain their frontal hairline and rarely experience
2-Cicatricial (scarring) alopecia.
This type of permanent hair loss occurs when inflammation
damages and scars the hair follicle. This prevents new hair from growing. This
condition can be seen in several skin conditions, including lupus erythematosus
or lichen planus. It`s not known what triggers or causes this inflammation.
Symptoms: This rare condition occurs when inflammation damages and scars
the hair follicle, causing permanent hair loss. Sometimes the patchy hair loss
is associated with slight itching or pain.
This is classified as an autoimmune disease, but the cause is
unknown. People who develop alopecia areata are generally in good health. A few
people may have other autoimmune disorders including thyroid disease. Some
scientists believe that some people are genetically predisposed to develop
alopecia areata and that a trigger, such as a virus or something else in the
environment, sets off the condition. A family history of alopecia areata makes
you more likely to develop it. With alopecia areata, your hair generally grows
back, but you may lose and regrow your hair a number of times.
Symptoms: Hair loss usually occurs in small, round, smooth patches about
the size of a quarter. Usually the disease doesn`t extend beyond a few bare
patches on the scalp, but it can cause patchy hair loss on any area that has
hair, including eyebrows, eyelashes and beard. In rare cases, it can progress
to cause hair loss over the entire body. If the hair loss includes your entire
scalp, the condition is called alopecia totalis. If it involves your whole
body, it`s called alopecia universalis. Soreness and itching may precede the
This type of hair loss is usually due to a change in your normal
hair cycle. It may occur when some type of shock to your system — emotional or
physical — causes hair roots to be pushed prematurely into the resting state.
The affected growing hairs from these hair roots fall out. In a month or two,
the hair follicles become active again and new hair starts to grow. Telogen
effluvium may follow emotional distress, such as a death in the family, or
after a physiological stress, such as a high fever, sudden or excessive weight
loss, nutritional deficiencies, surgery, or metabolic disturbances. Hair
typically grows back once the condition that caused it corrects itself, but it
usually take months.
Symptoms: This type of temporary hair loss occurs suddenly. Handfuls of
hair may come out when combing or washing your hair or may fall out after
gentle tugging. This type of hair loss usually causes overall hair thinning and
not bald patches.
Excessive hairstyling or hairstyles that pull your hair too
tightly cause traction alopecia. If the pulling is stopped before there`s
scarring of your scalp and permanent damage to the root, hair usually grows
Symptoms: Bald patches can occur if you regularly wear certain
hairstyles, such as pigtails, braids or cornrows, or if you use tight rollers.
Hair loss typically occurs between the rows or at the part where hair is pulled
Other causes of hair loss
Poor nutrition. Having inadequate protein or iron
in your diet or poor nourishment in other ways can cause you to experience
hair loss. Fad diets, crash diets and certain illnesses, such as eating
disorders, can cause poor nutrition.
Medications. Certain drugs used to treat gout,
arthritis, depression, heart problems and high blood pressure may cause
hair loss in some people. Taking birth control pills also may result in
hair loss for some women.
Disease. Diabetes and lupus can cause hair
Medical treatments. Undergoing chemotherapy or
radiation therapy may cause you to develop alopecia. Under these
conditions, healthy, growing (anagen) hairs can be affected. After your
treatment ends, your hair typically begins to regrow.
Hormonal changes. Hormonal changes and imbalances
can cause temporary hair loss. This could be due to pregnancy, having a
baby, discontinuing birth control pills, beginning menopause, or an
overactive or under active thyroid gland. The hair loss may be delayed by
three months following a hormonal change, and it`ll take another three
months for new hair to grow back. During pregnancy, it`s normal to have
thicker, more luxuriant hair. It`s also common to lose more hair than
normal about three months after delivery. If a hormonal imbalance is
associated with an overproduction of testosterone, there may be a thinning
of hair over the crown of the scalp. Correcting hormonal imbalances may
stop hair loss.
Hair treatments. Chemicals used for dying,
tinting, bleaching, straightening or permanent waves can cause hair to
become damaged and break off if they are overused or used incorrectly. Over
styling and excessive brushing also can cause hair to fall out if the hair
shaft becomes damaged.
Scalp infection. Infections, such as ringworm, can
invade the hair and skin of your scalp, leading to hair loss. Once
infections are treated, hair generally grows back. Ringworm, a fungal
infection, can usually be treated with a topical or oral antifungal
(hair-pulling disorder). Trichotillomania is a type of mental illness in which
people have an irresistible urge to pull out their hair, whether it`s from
their scalp, their eyebrows or other areas of their body. Hair pulling
from the scalp often leaves them with patchy bald spots on their head,
which they may go to great lengths to disguise. Causes of trichotillomania
are still being researched, and no specific cause has yet been found.
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