Thursday, 24 May 2012

Hair Loss

Hair Loss

Hair loss has become a perennial problem. The amount of hair lost is not supplemented with the number of hair grown. Hence there becomes a problem. Almost all women face a problem with hair loss. A study has said that on a daily basis we lose 100 hairs. The life span of a hair is not more than four years. There can be several reasons for hair loss. The problem can be hereditary, stress or any disease. There is specific treatment for hair loss. But we should not ignore the problem of hair loss. Let us focus on the different causes of hair loss.

The cause can be hereditary

Little disorder in genetic factor can be the reason for hair loss. Once a hair is lost it gets replaced naturally. But a disorder in genetic factors will not let the lost hair get replaced. The gap gets created. Thus it leads to baldness at a very young age too. There are three other factors which affect hair loss; they are age, gender and hormone. Due to age people loose hair and it might lead to baldness. The problem can be related to hormones too. The problem of hair fall affects men more when compared with women.

The problem could be stress

Stress is another reason for hair loss. Physical stress or emotional stress both contribute to hair loss. There can be 2 type of hair loss in this scenario: Telogen effluvium and Alopecia areata. Telogen effluvium is a severe problem. The hair falls and the growth is almost lost. Hence the gap cannot be filled. Alopecia areata happens when the white blood cells attack the follicles of the hair. In this scenario, the body hair also falls. The hair does grow back but intensive treatment is required. The hair will falls in patches.

Side effects of medicines
Few medicines have side effects. The intake of the medicine results in hair fall. The severity of the medicines is the key factor for hair loss. Like after chemotherapy people tend to lose hair. Even after pregnancy there is a chance of hair fall. As there is a hormonal change during pregnancy there is a chance of hair loss. Birth control pills also lead to hair fall.

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