Hair Loss Causes
Humans are born with approximately 100,000 strands of hair and will not gain more follicles with age.
Normally, you lose approximately 100 hairs everyday. Each hair has only a lifetime of 2-6 years before it dies and falls out. Usually we grow new hair from hair follicles, and you do not notice the hair loss. Sometimes the hair does not grow back as it should or you may lose hair for different reasons. In these cases there is an actual, visible hair loss.
Hair loss effects both men and women. Women usually respond quicker to the hair loss than men and therefore appear earlier to the doctor with the problem. The difference may be because women have greater awareness and stronger emotions attached to their hair than men.
The most common cause of hair loss is called male/female pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia.
Haarklinikken divides hair loss into five categories
Physiological condition hair loss include:
- Stress Factors
- Nutritional factors
- Scalp Disorders
- Extensive use of styling products and/or dyes
- Hair extensions, straightening irons, blow-drying..
Not advanced androgenic alopecia (hereditary hair loss):
Some hair follicles “shrink” in one of the typical male pattern of hereditary hair loss. The result is that hair quality is gradually reduced.
At this stage there is still hope for the hair because the hair quality has not yet been reduced so much that it can not be rescued by the Hårklinikken customized products.
This type of hair loss is seen heavily in men, but is also seen in many women. However, women usually only notice hair loss after thinning has taken place over time. This is primarily due to the depletion pattern in women is more sporadic than it is in men. Women may therefore manage to lose a lot more hair than men before they notice it.
Almost as many women as men develop hereditary hair loss, but women’s hereditary hair loss pattern are often different than men’s. See also the section on women’s hair loss.
Advanced androgenic alopecia (hereditary hair loss):
At this stage, the hair follicles reduced are so significant that these hairs can no longer be salvaged. Here you reach the point where the depletion is irreversible, and one must either accept the situation or choose a DIP® treatment with the combination of resources and Hårklinikken hair transplant.
Advanced androgenic alopecia is seen heavily in men. Most men will at some point in their life be affected by advanced hereditary hair loss. The men who only slightly affected by this type of hair loss, typically experience receding temples and/or a little thinning of the cranium. Those who are severe, however, usually lose most of the hair on the scalp, while retaining “monk wreath” at the sides and neck.
Hair loss caused by illness and/or drug intake:
Hair loss in this category, may be caused by autoimmune disease where the body forms antibodies against his hair which often results in bare spots (alopecia areata) or total baldness (alopecia Totalis). There may also be hair loss caused by other diseases – metabolic disorders, eating disorders and more.
Hair loss may also be due to medication intake since some types of medications have hair loss as side effects.