Baldness causes and treatment
Baldness is a type of hair loss that happens to most men at some stage of their life. Generally, the hair starts thinning or recede at the sides and on the top of the head around the age of 50 onwards in the past, however, nowadays with stressful life it is happening even from the age of even early 20s. Generally, a bald patch and the receding sides enlarge and join together, leaving a patch at the front.
Hair loss can affect your scalp or your entire body, however, baldness refers to excessive hair loss from your scalp.
It can be the result of heredity, hormonal changes, medical conditions or medications. Anyone can experience hair loss, although it’s more common in men.
Hereditary hair loss with age is the most common cause of baldness.
Causes of baldness
A hair usually grows for about three to five years, the older hair is then shed and a new hair will start to grow. The cycle of hair growth and shedding continues through life. Hair loss and baldness can have a number of causes, all of which will differ with each person. Listed below are the main causes of baldness.
Male hormones are involved in causing hair loss.
Alopecia Areata is another cause of hair loss. It leads to fast hair loss and often occurs in patches and within weeks the whole scalp can lose hair. In most cases, the hair grows back, although at times treatment is required.
Hair loss is a hereditary condition and is a common cause of male-pattern baldness. Hereditary genetics also affects the age at which you begin to lose hair and the rate at which you lose your hair.
With age hair loss becomes a natural process, hairs can begin to shrink in both length and thickness.
Stress can cause hair loss. Some types of hair loss are temporary, and others are permanent. Sudden loosening of hair. A physical or emotional stress can cause lots of hair to loose suddenly. You may notice handfuls of hair coming out daily when combing or washing your hair. This type of hair loss usually causes overall hair thinning and not bald patches.
The medical condition can cause full-body hair loss. For example chemotherapy for cancer, can result in the loss of hair all over your body.
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