What is hair loss exactly?
If a healthy person loses about one hundred hairs a day, it is considered natural hair loss. Curiously, hair grows all the time under normal circumstances. As soon as a hair falls out, the next hair grows directly out of the same hair root.
If more than one hundred hairs fall out a day, alopecia or permanent hair loss happens. In that case, the hair stops growing and bald spots occurs. Most men lose their hair locally, for example at the back of the head or on the temples. Usually, the hair decreases first at the hairline and thins out at the top of the head.
Generally, this process start at age 20 to 30 years. Hair growth is mainly genetically determined. Genetic information defines how long the hair can grow or if it is curly or straight. Hair is made out of the protein molecule keratin, and is generally lifeless. The hair root under the scalp is the driving force and directs hair growth, depending on the genes.
How is hair loss diagnosed?
During diagnosis the doctor determines the pattern of the thinning, analyses the medical history of the patient and asks about the existence of hair loss in the family. With help of a dermatologist, the extent of the atrophy of the hair follicle can also be defined.
What kinds of hair loss exist?
80% of men with little hair suffer from genetic hair loss (androgenetic alopecia). Hair loss is a big category in mens health
Androgenetic hair loss
Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is loss due to androgens and a normal occurrence at a certain age which affects about 80% of all men worldwide. Male hair loss is not a disease. It does, however, have an impact on self-confidence.
Characteristics: reduction of the forehead hairline and the formation of receding hairline above the temples. As it continues, increased hair clearing in the area of the parting.
Inherited hair loss is due to an oversensitivity of the steroid dihydrotestosterone or DHT. The growth period of the hair with that kind of androgenetic, is shortened and the hair loss begins early on.
Circular hair loss
Alopecia areata is a confined, round, pathological hair loss. The elicitor is an autoimmune disease and about 1.4 million people suffer from this in Britain.
Characteristics: For 80% of those affected it starts on the head, and for men, also in the area of the beard. Circular, smooth, sunken and bald spots appear, which are surrounded by short, broken-off hair.
Diffuse hair loss
In cases of diffuse alopecia, hair falls out from the whole head. This kind of hair loss is more common in women and does not necessarily last for life.
What causes hair loss?
Hair loss is not an isolated physical feature, but is related to other different genetic features.
There are also external factors that contribute to hair loss:
- Smoking and stress generally accelerate age-related hair loss
Temporary, circular hair loss can be triggered by the following illnesses:
- impetigo contagiosa
Diffuse hair loss can be caused by the following:
- hormonal imbalances
- metabolic diseases such as diabetes and morbus crohn
- disease of the thyroid gland
- bad eating habits, anorexia and starvation diets
- iron deficiency
- fungal diseases
- heavy metal poisoning
- medication like anticoagulants, beta-blockers, retinoids, thyroid medicine, some birth- control pills, cholesterol-lowering medication, pesticides and medication with the active agent methylphenidat for the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy
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