Exactly at the start of puberty, when you want to find a love, You are prone to hair loss ! I’m talking about men … As you know Testosterone is one the main reason of hair loss in men, and the puberty is the reason of increase in testosterone ! But here we are going to talk about Alopecia , one of the common reason for hair loss.
The symptoms of Alopecia is hair loss, skin lesions and scars. In male pattern hair loss, loss and thinning begin at the temples and the crown and either thins or falls. For female pattern hair loss occurs in the frontal and parietal.
Causes of Alopecia include:
Fungal infections (such as tinea capitis)
Hair treatments (chemicals in relaxers, hair straighteners)
Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism
Iron deficiency or malnutrition in general
Medications (side effects from drugs, including chemotherapy, anabolic steroids, and birth control pills)
Pseudopelade of Brocq
Hair follicle growth occurs in cycles. Each cycle consists of a long growing phase (anagen), a short transitional phase (catagen) and a short resting phase (telogen). At the end of the resting phase, the hair falls out (exogen) and a new hair starts growing in the follicle beginning the cycle again.
Normally about 100 hairs reach the end of their resting phase each day and fall out. When more than 100 hairs fall out per day, clinical hair loss (telogen effluvium) may occur. A disruption of the growing phase causes abnormal loss of anagen hairs (anagen effluvium).
We will talk more about Alopecia in our future posts.