Why did I loose my hair?
There are many reasons why we loose our hair. We have millions of hair on our scalp and shed about 50 to 100 hairs a day. As we grow old, there is a gradual thinning of our hair. Hair loss affects up to one-third of all men and women. Some people have a more significant hair loss than others. Our hair restoration center offers solutions for both men and women.
Hair loss in men
Many men are more concerned hair loss than other parts of their body. Of the many causes of hair loss in men, male pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss in men. Male pattern hair loss accounts for about 95% of cases and is usually caused by a combination of hormonal activity and heredity. Hair follicles in the scalp get smaller and over time develop a shortened hair growth cycle. Men typically notice hair loss around their hairline and/or top of their scalp.
Women’s hair loss can be attributed to medical conditions as well as various lifestyle factors such as extreme stress, diets, childbirth, and traction alopecia such as braided hair. Some common medical causes of hair loss in women include:
- Thyroid problems (producing too much or too little thyroid hormone)
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a chronic hormonal imbalance with numerous side effects including hair loss.
- Alopecia areata, in which the body’s own immune system mistakenly attacks healthy hair follicles and causes hair to fall out in patches.