Overview – Hair Loss

Hair loss comes in many forms and variations. Hereditary hair loss occurs in both men and women. It is the most common cause of hair loss worldwide. In men, it’s called male pattern hair loss. Women get female pattern hair loss. Another type of hair loss more common to women than men is “diffuse” hair loss. As implied “diffuse” hair loss is usually described as thinning. No actual “bald” areas are visible just a lower density of hair spread out everywhere. Alopecia in its many forms also causes hair loss. Hair falls out in random patches anywhere on the scalp. Alopecia is an autoimmune disorder/medical condition. There are a few other items that can effect hair loss such as diet and lack of protein. Hormone imbalance can play a role also. Scalp health can also play a roll in both men and women. Scalp psoriasis can develop interfering with follicles causing hair to fall out and stop growing in the infected areas. With hereditary hair loss it is important and vital to treat it at the early onset. If follicles are left dormant they will close and chances of restoration get greatly reduced. Most forms of hair loss can be dealt with but the longer the problem exists the chances of satisfactory recovery get greatly reduced.