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Some Facts about Abnormal Hair Loss
It is a little known statistic that forty percent of people who experience temporary or long term abnormal hair loss are women. Some have hair that is thinning all over, while others see the center part gradually widen. Still others develop distinct baldness at the crown. Research also suggests hair and self-image are closely intertwined. If an occasional “bad hair day” can make a woman feel bad, abnormal hair loss can be a distressing sight to face every morning in the mirror. The psychological damage caused by abnormal hair loss and feeling unattractive can be just as devastating as any serious disease, and in fact, can take an emotional toll that directly affects physical health.
Alopecia is the medical term for excessive or abnormal hair loss. There are different kinds of alopecia. What all abnormal hair loss has in common, whether it’s in men or women, is that it is always a symptom of something else that has gone wrong in your body. It is normal to experience some hair loss; however, abnormal hair loss causes are multiple and can involve about 30 different medical conditions, as well as several lifestyle factors. Sometimes no specific cause can be found. As a starting point, abnormal hair loss experts recommend testing for thyroid problems and hormone imbalances. In many cases, hair will grow back once these causes are addressed. The following are some known causes of abnormal hair loss:
Abnormal Hair Loss Factor: Thyroid Problems
The thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate many processes throughout the body. If the gland makes too much or too little thyroid hormone, the hair growth cycle may falter. But abnormal hair loss is rarely the only sign of a thyroid problem. Other symptoms include weight gain or loss, sensitivity to cold or heat, and changes in heart rate.
Abnormal Hair Loss Factor: Tight Hairstyles
It’s no myth that wearing cornrows, tight braids or tight ponytails can irritate the scalp and cause hair to fall out. The same is true of using tight rollers. Let your hair down, and it should grow back normally. Be aware that long-term use of these styles can cause scarring of the scalp and permanent abnormal hair loss.
Abnormal Hair Loss Factor: Chemical Treatments
Excessive and improper use of chemical agents such as relaxers and perms damage the hair and scalp causing abnormal hair loss. Excessive and improper use of color in the hair can also cause permanent abnormal hair loss.
Abnormal Hair Loss Factor: Cancer Treatment
Abnormal hair loss is an infamous side effect of two cancer treatments: chemo and radiation therapy. In their quest to kill cancer cells, both treatments can harm hair follicles, triggering dramatic abnormal hair loss. But the damage is almost always short-lived. Once the therapy is finished, hair usually grows back.
Abnormal Hair Loss Factor: Alopecia Areata
Alopecia areata causes hair to fall out in startling patches. The culprit is the bodies own immune system, which mistakenly attacks healthy hair follicles. In most cases, the damage is not permanent. The missing patches usually grow back in six months to a year. In rare cases, people may lose all of the hair on their scalp and body.
Abnormal Hair Loss Factor: Extreme Stress
Extreme physical or emotional stress can cause a sudden shedding of one-half to three-quarters of the hair on your head. Examples include:
- Serious illness or major surgery
- Trauma involving blood loss
- Severe emotional trauma
Abnormal Hair Loss Factor: Childbirth
Some women may notice their hair seems fuller during pregnancy. That’s thanks to high levels of hormones that keep resting hairs from falling out as they normally would. But it doesn’t last forever. After childbirth, when hormone levels return to normal, those strands fall out quickly. This can mean a surprising amount of abnormal hair loss at one time. It may take up to two years for hair to return to normal.
Abnormal Hair Loss Factor: The Birth Control Pill
A little known side effect of birth control pills is the potential for abnormal hair loss. The hormones that suppress ovulation can cause hair to thin in some women, particularly those with a family history of abnormal hair loss. Sometimes abnormal hair loss begins when you stop taking the pill. Other drugs linked to abnormal hair loss include blood thinners and medicines that treat high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, and depression
Abnormal Hair Loss Factor: Crash Diets
You may lose more than weight with a crash diet. People may notice abnormal hair loss 3-6 months after losing more than 15 pounds, but hair should regrow on its own with a healthy diet. Be prepared to shed some hair if your diet is very low in protein or too high in vitamin A.
Abnormal Hair Loss Factor: Ringworms
When ringworms affect the scalp, the fungus causes a distinct pattern of abnormal hair loss — itchy, round bald patches. Bald areas can appear scaly and red. Ringworms of the scalp are treated with antifungal medication. The fungus is easily spread by direct contact, so family members should be checked for symptoms. Once treated, the abnormal hair loss should disappear.