Hair Loss In Men
Hair loss in mean can range from mild hair thinning to total baldness. Hair can fall out for many reasons. We normally lose around 50 to 100 scalp hairs every day. If you notice a hair fall rate more than this, that is an early signal of baldness. You may find unusually large amounts of hair in brushes, on clothing, and in the drains of sinks and tubs. Gradually, you may also notice that your hair is becoming thinner, that your hairline has changed or that one or more bald patches have started appearing. In men, hair loss may follow the typical male pattern (receding front hairline and/or thinning hair at the crown). This is the most common type of hair loss, and it can begin at any time in a man's life, even during his teen years. Gradually, the crown area becomes totally bald, leaving a fringe of hair around the back and sides of the head.
Female Hair Loss
Fewer than 45% of women go through life with a full head of hair. Female pattern hair loss is the commonest cause of hair loss in women. Initial symptoms may develop during the teenage years and lead to progressive hair loss with a characteristic pattern distribution. In women, androgenetic alopecia begins with gradual thinning at the part line, followed by increasing diffuse hair loss radiating from the top of the head. A woman's hairline rarely recedes, and women rarely become bald. There are many potential causes of hair loss in women, including medical conditions, medications, and physical or emotional stress. If you notice unusual hair loss of any kind, it's important to see a medical practitioner to determine the cause and appropriate treatment.
Causes for Hair Loss
Hair may simply thin as a result of predetermined genetic factors and the overall aging process. Many men and women may notice mild physiologic thinning of hair starting in their 30s and 40s. Life vicissitudes, including illness, emotional trauma, protein deprivation (during strict dieting), and hormonal changes like those in pregnancy, puberty, and menopause may cause hair loss.
Several health conditions, including thyroid disease, iron deficiency anemia, and secondary syphilis, can cause hair loss.