Thursday, January 6, 2011

Understanding The Type Of Hair Loss

normally, people will lose at least a hundred strands of their hair a day. This is because in normal cycle of a person's hair growth, which is expected to last for at least two to six years-strands of hair loss regularly and the scalp will grow a new hair in about 12 weeks. However, some people lost more than the amount expected from the stand in a day. In fact, there are more and more people are experiencing the problem hair loss nowadays.

Experts say that many people who lose their hair do not even realize it. If truth be told, many of them are relaxed about the condition of their hair and do not realize that they lost their crown of glory if not for the comments of those around them.

Type of Hair Loss
If you think you are one of those who tend to lose hair, the first thing you need to know is what specific type of hair loss there. This will be a sign if you're really into losing your hair in the long run or not.

The first type is "androgenetic alopecia" or commonly known as pattern baldness. Men and women who are vulnerable to this experience slow growth of hair and the hair stood up weaker than before. In this condition, the main cause could be due to the history of heredity pattern baldness may increase your risk of losing your hair. Because of hereditary factors, age also influenced which in turn speeds up the level of hair loss.

The other type is called, "cicatricial alopecia" or scarring alopecia, which is a kind of permanent hair loss, there is caused by inflammation. In this case, the inflammation can damage hair follicles and then, into the scar. Because of this scarred, prevented new hair out. Scarring alopecia can be caused by certain skin conditions such as lupus erythematosus and lichen planus where experts have not discovered what it is that causes inflammation.

The "alopecia areata" is a type of hair loss, which is regarded as an autoimmune disease. Although existing classification for this, the cause of the condition has not been found. Experts say that people who suffer from the condition are those who are generally healthy. Some people say that this condition can be caused by autoimmune disorders such as thyroid disease, genes, or certain viruses in the environment where these people spend a long time in.

On the other hand, there is also a type that is caused by changes in the normal hair cycle, this is called "telogen effluvium". This condition may occur when something startled the system that lead to premature break hair growth. This shock could physically but mostly emotionally as when someone sulking into the depression caused by factors such as mortality and other distress events. It can also be caused by physiological stress that causes fever, severe conditions change, malnutrition and other disorders of metabolism.

The type of hair loss that is currently becoming popular, "traction alopecia". Hair loss is usually caused by special hairstyling too much to put too much pressure on the scalp. Withdrawal causes hair roots become weak and disable the hair grow healthy.


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