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A Word on Hair Loss in General

Hairloss in men and women may be caused by a wide variety of different factors. This article discusses the most common amongst those.

Hair loss due to hormonal issues?

Hormonalissues are a frequent cause of hair loss. This is most often the result of the thyroid glands becoming overactive or even under-active. This is why there are hair products which are designed to balance out the hormonal levels. Before treatment may begin, the hair loss triggers must be clearly identified so that the patient knows he or she is using the appropriate type.

Apart from the mentioned, other hormonal imbalances which may trigger hair loss, amongst a number of other physical changes, could include: changes concerning the person's androgens and estrogens.

Hair loss due to drugeffects?

Hairloss is also quite a common side-effect which occurs upon certain types of illnesses and types of surgical procedures.

This is a reaction which is most likely triggered by the chemical composition of drug treatments which are used for treating certain illnesses (such as chemotherapy in treating cancer, etc.).

On the other hand, hair loss may also occur as a reaction which is caused by the stress and the anxiety the patient feels concerning his or her current difficult condition, and this is why being one hundred percent sure about the causes of hair loss is absolutely critical to later on treatments.

A number of different drugs (such as anticoagulants) are known to trigger hair loss, but also chemotherapy, excess of vitamin A intakes and so forth.

Thefollowing is an explained list of the most common of hair loss diseases and conditions...

Toxicalopecia is a temporary infection of the scalp. It may be caused by a number of diseases such as syphilis, diabetes, hormonal or digestion problems. It may also be caused by mineral and vitamin deficiencies (and it is especially true of vitamin A deficiency). This is one of the most brutal hair problems known today, and this infectious disease may last to up to four months.

Next in line: male hair loss and scarring alopecia. This is a variation of the above mentioned. In this case the scalp tissue comes inflamed and, furthermore, begins to decompose. Amongst the causes of this disease would be: physical trauma, burns, injuries and prolonged x-ray exposure. In this case, hair re-growth shouldn't be expected without medical intervention.

Thirdly, alopecia areata. This infection has rapid effects and is capable of producing sudden male hair loss. Treatment may be unnecessary as the hair growth process may be triggered all on its own.

And lastly, trichotillomania. This condition is psychologically induced. Namely, it is the habit of pulling out hair, and is thus left undiagnosed. It usually starts during childhood and only gets worse as the person grows, in turn causing severe hair loss.

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