Are you noticing more hair loss when brushing or washing your hair? Are many strands coming away easily? Or have you noticed bald patches early in life?
Hair loss can be the result of heredity conditions, certain medications or an underlying medical condition. Anyone — men, women and children — can experience hair loss.
Signs and symptoms of hair loss may include:
Gradual thinning on top of head.
Circular or patchy bald spots.
Sudden loosening of hair.
A variety of medical conditions can cause hair loss, including:
The thyroid gland helps regulate hormone levels in your body. If the gland isn't working properly, hair loss may result.
This disease occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles — causing smooth, roundish patches of hair loss.
Infections, such as ringworm, can invade the hair and skin of your scalp, leading to hair loss. Once infections are treated, hair generally grows back.
Other skin disorders.
Diseases that can cause scarring, such as lichen planus and some types of lupus, can result in permanent hair loss where the scars occur.
Hair loss can be caused by drugs used to treat:
High blood pressure
Or can be due to:
Thyroid problems, hormonal problems or low Iron/ Ferritin
Either way if you're concerned about hair loss see your doctor.
Have you experienced hair loss? Was it a sign of an auto-disease problem? How did you get treated to resolve it?