The most common causes of losing a lot of hair are heredity, some illnesses, and mental stress. Men become more thin-skinned than women.
Everyone loses some hair every day, usually between 50 and 150 hairs.
Hereditary hair loss
Hereditary hair loss is more common in men. For some, it can begin as early as the twenties. The hair starts to disappear at the temples so that the hairline moves back and up. Upon the head, there is a cold spot, which gets bigger over time.
In women, hereditary hair loss usually occurs in menopause, as the hair can gradually become thinner on the head.
Diseases, stress, and stress
It is common to lose more hair than usual for three to four months after a severe infection or childbirth. The same applies if you have lost or experienced mental stress. Often the hair grows out again after about six months.
Some diseases such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, and iron deficiency can cause hair loss. Often, hair loss decreases if the treatment of the disease works well. Increased hair loss may also be due to certain medications such as birth control pills, antidepressants, blood thinners, and toxins. Other causes may be eating disorders and low-protein diets.
Spotted hair loss
Spotted hair loss is often due to a fairly common disease called alopecia areata. It can occur at any age. The spots become completely bare and most often occur on the head, in the bottom of the beard and on the lower legs. There is no effective treatment, but in half of those who get the disease their hair grows out again within a year.
Some skin diseases such as fungal infection of the scalp can also cause spotty hair loss.
When and where should I seek care?
Contact a health care center if any of the following is true of you:
- You have bald spots or have lost all hair.
- You have lost hair and it has not come back in six months.
- You have hair loss and think it may depend on any drug you take.
You should also contact a health care center if you are a woman, lose more hair than usual and at the same time get menstruation and more hair on the body.
If it is a weekend, you can wait until it is every day. You can contact many receptions by logging in.
Treatment for hair loss
Hair loss due to a disease can be reduced if you receive treatment for the disease. Hair loss due to one drug may decrease if you receive another drug.
You do not need treatment for hereditary hair loss. You can try non-prescription drugs if you have some hair loss and have difficulty accepting how it affects your appearance. For men, there is a prescription drug. The effects of these medicines are usually limited and disappear when you stop treatment.
Influence and participate in your care
You can seek care at any medical center or open specialist clinic you want throughout the country.
In order for you to be involved in your care and treatment, it is important that you understand the information you receive from the healthcare personnel. Ask questions if you don’t understand.