The Many Factors That Influence Hair Loss
You might think that your sudden hair loss is just bad luck. That you just happened to draw the short straw in life, but science tells us that there’s a lot more to it than that. There are several factors that influence the rate, time, and seriousness of hair loss. Some of these factors are hereditary, which means you’re at an increased risk to suffer hair loss if others in your family have. Other factors can be controlled to varying degrees.
On average, most people lose anywhere from 50 to 100 hundred hairs on any given day. This might sound like a big number, but it’s not really enough to be noticed. It won’t typically cause any noticeable thinning of the hair on the scalp. Problems occur when this natural cycle is interrupted somehow. Often times, the hair follicles are damaged and this prevents the new hair from growing to replace the old.
The Hereditary Factors.
Hereditary factors play a huge role in the development of hair loss as you age. Family history is the single most common cause of male and female pattern baldness. Unfortunately, these hereditary factors are also the most difficult to control.
It can affect almost anyone at any time. Some people begin suffering from male pattern baldness in their teenage years because of hereditary factors. Women, on the other hand, might not start noticing a thinning of their hair until they are in their 40’s.
The method of hair loss over time is very predictable in both men and women when it is hereditary. With men, the first sign is a receding hair line. As the hairline begins receding further back the rest of the hair on the head will begin to thin out. The crown and front of the scalp are usually the most noticeable areas. Hair tends to remain in place around the sides of the scalp.
Females pattern baldness doesn’t work in this same method. Instead, they will notice a thinning of all their hair over time without the receding hairline. The crown will show the most noticeable signs.
Other Factors Of Hair Loss.
There are many other factors that could influence hair loss. Sometimes, these factors are combined with hereditary male-pattern baldness and it can be difficult to differentiate between the two causes.
Serious hormonal changes in the body can lead to a form of temporary hair loss. This usually sets on suddenly but goes away once the hormones are back in balance. Hormonal shifts can come from pregnancy, menopause, and thyroid conditions.
Your body could also attack your hair follicles leading to temporary hair loss. This condition is known as alopecia areata. It can affect men, women, and children. The symptoms usually include sudden hair loss that leaves the scalp clearly visible and smooth. The condition goes away in a few years with around 90 percent of patients who suffer from this condition.
Talk To Our Doctor.
If you’re experiencing sudden hair loss, then you should definitely speak with one of our Hair doctors. Book an appointment or Call 0330 024 9848 . There are a lot of modern hair loss treatments for all of the conditions mentioned above. They may not work for everyone, but it’s certainly worth a shot.
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