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What are the different types of hair loss and their causes?
Different types of hair loss are caused by different things. Here is a look at various types and their causes.
- Androgenetic Alopecia: This is by far the leading type of hair loss in men and women and is a result of genetics. This genetic hair loss is hereditary and can be inherited from either side of the family. Commonly known as male and female pattern baldness, this type of hair loss is due to the action of a chemical known as dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which attacks the hair follicles and causes hair loss.
- Telogen Effluvium: This condition is also referred to as diffuse hair loss. In this type of hair loss, a lot of hair is lost in a short span of time. Leading causes for this condition are pregnancy, chemotherapy for cancer treatment, very high fevers, severe illnesses, and sometimes even high levels of stress can result in telogen effluvium. This is not a permanent condition and most of the lost hair does grow back within a few months. Some sudden events that can contribute to this condition are childbirth, surgery, and severe emotional stress (death of loved ones, abuse, accidents, or other traumatic events.
- Alopecia Areata: Any sudden loss of hair resulting in bald patches is the condition of alopecia areata. This is an autoimmune disease where the hair follicles are attacked by the body. Why it happens has not yet been discovered. It can be a mild case and result in bald patches on the head or if it is severe it can affect the entire body hair. This condition usually treats itself without any medication although some doctors may prescribe certain steroid injections for repeated occurrence of localized alopecia areata.
- Traction Alpoecia: This type of hair loss occurs in people who routinely pull on their hair through harsh brushing or hairstyles such as a tight ponytail that pull on the hair. One prime example of this condition is the braided hair popular with African-americans.
- Medication Related Hair Loss: Certain medicines such as accutane, allopurinol, and anti-thyroid medicines are known to cause hair loss.
- Diet Related Hair Loss: Temporary hair loss and hair shedding can result from poor nutrition and an unbalanced diet. If your body is deficient in certain minerals, vitamins, and/or iron, it can cause you to lose hair.
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it really does depend on how much you straighten it, but i have wavy hair myself and straighten it some mornings, and i don't notice any hair loss. don't straighten it when yo…u don't need to, or else your hair really will suffer. (make sure to use straightening products on your hair as it does help protect it) it also depends on whether you have straightened it from a young age... when you grow older, people who usually straightened their hair or dye it often find that they do have a great hair loss, that's why I don't straighten mine !
One of the most common medications that causes hair loss is chemotherapy drugs.
Apparently so..I learnt that the hard way..Lost all my hair
Some of the side effects are Dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth, throat, and nose; thickening of mucus in nose or throat, so nothing on hair loss. There can be exception…s but not generally.
Hair loss for hamster may be caused by mites and hamster can get mites by stress ( stress causes the system to lower the security in the body and the rights may get in the… hair)
yes it can.
I have been on Lovaza for almost two years. About that same time I noticed that my hair was thinning and then falling out. I always had a lot of hair and wasn't concerned tha…t it wasn't growing back until I could see my scalp. I googled the drug and its side effects for hair loss and it does have it listed. I have stopped taking this drug and will see if my hair grows back.
I can tell you that I have lost a considerable amount of hair since I started taking alendronate several months ago. In fact, the loss continues and seems to be getting worse.… I am going to stop taking alendronate for a while and see if there's a difference. I am very concerned and embarrassed about my hair loss.
Absolutely. I dont know a lot of details but after a lot of online searching. I'm going to take mine out ASAP. I've lost almost 75 percent of my hair in the past 3 weeks!
Because when you lose your hair you are no longer attractive to the opposite sex and thus really don't need any sperm.
parting your hair in the same place for a long time brushing your hair too much wearing a tight ponytail really often
no friend ephedra and ephedrine don't cause hair loss. ephedrine is made up of a chinese herb and it increases body temperature , alertness and blood pressure and thus helps r…educe fat. side effects are vomitting , nausea , insomnia , headaches etc. ephedrine is also used to treat cold , asthma etc. so ephedrine does not cause hair loss. dht(di-hydro testosterone causes) hairfall. you can use rogaine or minoxidill for hair loss it really helps. but use ephedrine wisely.
I know only Tramadol and Morphine, two other opioids - and yes, I lost 2/3 of may hair. I used to have very long and thick hair... I don't think that it makes much sense f…or me to try another opioid. People who are suffering this side effect might have it with all opioids. I've never found a comment of s.o. writing, that a change of the opioid changed anything. It might be a rather rare side effect. I don't know. Here in Germany there's not much to find online. On English websites it occurs pretty often.
The most likely cause would be self-mutilation. Donkeys are extremely intelligent, and when they are left alone all day and not interacted with, they begin to pull out their o…wn hair. Spend more time with your donkey and if the hair doesn't noticeably start regrowing, the hair loss might be a genetic disorder.
Hair loss is actually caused by the medicine, genetics, other factors, or a combination of these things. Many drugs can cause hair loss, though there many be a delay between t…aking the medication and the actual hair loss, so any medication is being taken it is important to consult a doctor to identify if this could be a side effect of the drug being taken. And it was reported in less than 1 percent of people who took the medicine.