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What is hair loss?
What causes hair loss?
Male pattern baldness is hereditary, while female pattern baldness occurs as a woman reaches menopause. Ages vary. Alopecia Areata can occur at any age, but usually affects teenagers and young adults. Stress, diabetes, over active thyroid and auto- immunity problems bring this on but it can also be hereditary. Scarring alopecia, also known as cicatricial alopecia, is usually caused by complications of another condition. In this type of alopecia, the hair follicle (the small hole in your skin that an individual hair grows out of) is completely destroyed. This means your hair won’t grow back. Here are a few examples: Depending on the condition, the skin where the hair has fallen out is likely to be affected in some way. Conditions which can cause scarring alopecia include:
- scleroderma – a condition affecting the body’s connective (supporting) tissues, resulting in hard, puffy and itchy skin
- lichen planus – an itchy rash affecting many areas of the body
- discoid lupus – a mild form of lupus affecting the skin, causing scaly marks and hair loss
- folliculitis decalvans – a rare form of alopecia that most commonly affects men, causing baldness and scarring of the affected areas
- frontal fibrosing alopecia – a type of alopecia that affects post-menopausal women where the hair follicles are damaged, and the hair falls out and is unable to grow back
- Anagen effluvium : caused by Chemotherapy or radiotherapy. This is temporary.
- Telogen effluvium: Is the body reacting to: hormonal changes, such as those that take place when a woman is pregnant, intense emotional stress, intense physical stress (such as childbirth), a short-term illness such as a severe infection or an operation a long-term illness (cancer or liver disease), changes in your diet (crash dieting), some medications (anticoagulants: medicines that reduce the ability of your blood to clot) or beta-blockers (used to treat a number of conditions, such as high blood pressure)
In most cases of telogen effluvium, your hair will stop falling out and start to grow back within six months.