Hair loss, also known as alopecia, is a condition of the head or body, sometimes to the point of baldness. Hair loss can begin as subtly as a few hairs in your comb or in the sink. Later, your scalp can go naked. Baldness usually refers to excessive hair loss that may be the result of an inherited condition, certain medications or an underlying disease. Anybody can experience hair loss – men, women and even children.
Hair follicle growth occurs in cycles. Each cycle includes a long growth phase (anagen), a short transitional phase (catagen) and a brief resting phase (telogen). At the end of every telogen, the hair falls out (exogen) and the follicle restarts to grow. The normal cycle of hair growth is 2-3 years. Hair grows just about 1 centimeter per month during this phase. About 90% of the hair on your scalp is growing at a given time. About 10% of the hair on your scalp is in resting phase. After 3-4 months, the resting hair is uprooted and new hair begins to grow.
While hair loss can be caused by aestehic depilation of body hair, it tends to be undesirable and unintended. Alopecia can also be caused by emotional stress or hair pulling (trichotillomania). It may also be the result of deliberate and systematic hairstyling such as ponytails, curlers, braids and ironing. In some cases, alopecia is due to medical conditions such as iron deficiency.
Some people opt to let their baldness take its course and leave it untreated and unhidden. Others do something about it and cover it with hairstyles, makeup, hats or scarves. And still others choose one of the medications available and surgical procedures to treat hair loss.
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