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It is normal state to lose between 50-100 hairs a day, this is part of the hair renewal process. However most people suffer from additional hair loss at one time in their life.
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Many of these conditions are temporary and a few are permanent. These are some of the more common state for hair loss. Since hormonal level stimulate hair growth and cause hair fall, hormonal changes by far have the biggest influence on hair loss. These can affect both men and women in the following directions.This is the most common reason of thinning and affects both men and women. Men generally have hair loss located in a specific pattern from the front area through to the crown.

Women tend to have hair thinning throughout their head without being in any specific form. This type of hair loss is caused by the special androgen or DHT.Since everyone has DHT that is created by their bodies and only some people suffer from hair thinning there has to be another factor involved.This other moment is having follicles that have a greater number of androgenical receptors for the DHT to attach to. This is the part that is inherited through the genes.To date the most effective possible treatments are anti androgens, medications that prevent the creation of DHT. In the next time gene therapy will one day be able to alter the genes to eliminate the follicles from being affected by DHT.

After pregnancy some women may lose hair and this is caused many hair simultaneously entering the resting period. Within two to four months after giving birth, some persons will notice large amounts of hair pulling out in their brushes and combs.This can last one to four months, and resolves completely in most conditions. This state  is caused by the hormonal changes that occurs after a woman's body recovers from her pregnancy.Birth control medications Women who have a genetic predisposition to suffer from alopecia can have it occur at a much younger age by using birth control pills. The hormonal changes in the body that occur trigger the onset of the androgenic Alopecia.

If a woman has a state of female pattern loss in her family she should advise her therapist before going on the pill. After the discontinuation of the pill the woman may watch that her hair start to shedding two or three months later. This may take for six months when it usually stops. In some conditions the process cannot be stopped and the woman may not regrow some of the hair that was lost.Since the follicle is a very feeling it does respond to imbalances in the body. Most form of hair loss causes by disease is temporary and resolves itself after the body has turn back to a healthy condition.

Thyroid disease. Both an overactive thyroid state and an under active thyroid can lead to hair loss. Thyroid disease can be noticed by your therapist with laboratory tests. Hair loss connected with thyroid disease can be reversed with proper care. Some people who go on low protein feeding, or have some abnormal eating habits, may develop protein malnutrition. To help hold protein the body shifts growing hair into the resting phase. If this occurs massive amounts of hair shedding can appears two to three months later. A sign of this is if the hair strands can be pulled out by the roots fairly easily. This state can be reversed and cured by eating the proper amount of protein. Its very significant when dieting to maintain an adequate protein intake.

Some prescription medications may cause temporary hair falling in a small number of people. Examples of such medications include some of the medicines used for the following: arthritis, heart problems, high blood pressure, depression, or blood thinner. High doses of vitamin A may also lead to hair shedding.Usually iron deficiency occasionally produces hair loss. Some people don't have enough iron support in their diets or may not completely absorb iron in their diets. Women who have heavy menstrual moments may develop iron deficiency. Low iron level can be detected by laboratory tests and can be solved by taking iron pills.

Anyone who has a major operation - may observe increased hair shedding within one to four months afterwards. The state reverses itself within a few months but people who have a severe illness may shed hair indefinitely. A relatively unknown fact is that hair transplantation surgery can actually cause additional hair loss or "shock fallout". Hairs lost from shock fallout usually don't regrow. Alopecia Areata, this type of hair loss is believed to be formed by the immune system. Reacting to some follicles as if they were antibodies and shutting them down.The hair loss is comonly limited to a coin sized parts and all the hair in the area is lost leaving a completely smooth patch. In a more severe rarer state called alopecia totalis.

All hair on the entire body surface is lost, including the eyelashes. Treatments involves topical medications, a special sort of light treatment.Fungus Infection of the scalp area. Caused by a fungus infection, ringworm begins with few patches of scaling that can increase and result in broken hair, redness, and swelling. This form of disease is most common in young age and oral medication will cure it. Stress level can cause hair loss is some people. Usually it take two months after the stressful moment has occurred. It may take 2-3 months after the hard period has ended for the hair growth to resume. In most conditions it is temporary if the person is not predisposed to genetic alopecia. If they are stress may trigger the onset of genetic hair thinning or may worsen existing androgenic hair loss.

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