Illness and Hair Loss - What can be done?
Patchy/Pattern Hair Loss: Alopecia areata is an immune system disorder which causes hair follicles to stop producing hairs. Sudden loss of hair from small patches on the head are a common symptom. Advanced forms of the disorder include alopecia totalis, where all hair on the head is lost, and alopecia universalis, which results in the absence of all body hair.
Hair Pulling: Traction alopecia is the loss of hair from constant pulling, often the result of tightly braided hair styles.
Sudden Hair Loss: Anagen effluvium is the sudden loss of growing hairs as a result of chemicals or radiation. Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy halt the growth phase of hair follicles, and result in the sudden shedding of hair. Some medications can also cause hair loss as a side effect.
Other Hair Loss Causes: Certain chronic illnesses can result in hair loss. Hormone-related irregularities can include hair loss among other symptoms. Skin Infections can result in hair loss. Trauma such as burns and injury to hair follicles, can cause permanent hair loss.
Please Note: If you have already seen your doctor and have determined that:
Your thyroid is functioning properly
You do not have any other major physical afflictions that could be responsible
You are not taking any medications that are known to cause balding (anti-depressants for example)
You are a male or female over the age of 18
Your thinning is either in a receding horseshoe form, general thinning throughout, or a spot in the back - RATHER THAN - coming out in patches or clumps
Then you can be fairly certain that you're experiencing natural balding.
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