Hair & Scalp Conditions
What's the Condition of Your Hair and Scalp?
Hair loss is a common condition that can affect people of all ages and genders. There are many causes of hair loss, including genetics, hormonal changes, stress, medical conditions, and certain medications. Some of the most common types of hair loss include:
Androgenetic alopecia: Also known as male or female pattern baldness, androgenetic alopecia is the most common cause of hair loss in both men and women. It is caused by a combination of genetics and hormones, and typically results in a receding hairline and thinning of the hair on the crown.
Alopecia areata: Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition that causes hair to fall out in patches. It can affect the scalp, as well as the eyebrows, beard, and other areas of the body.
Telogen effluvium: Telogen effluvium is a temporary form of hair loss that occurs when the hair growth cycle is disrupted, causing hair to fall out in large clumps. It can be caused by stress, hormonal changes, and certain medications.
Scarring alopecia: Scarring alopecia is a type of hair loss that occurs when the hair follicle is damaged, leading to permanent hair loss. It can be caused by conditions such as lichen planopilaris and central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia.
Traction alopecia: Traction alopecia is a type of hair loss that occurs when the hair is pulled too tightly, causing damage to the hair follicle. It can be caused by tight braids, extensions, and other hairstyles that put excessive strain on the hair.
If you are experiencing hair loss, it is important to seek the advice of a dermatologist or trichologist. They can diagnose the underlying cause of your hair loss and recommend appropriate treatments, including medications, lifestyle changes, and hair care products. By taking care of your hair and scalp, you can help to prevent or slow down hair loss, and maintain the health and appearance of your hair.
Hair Getting Loose All of a Sudden
Loss of hair can be caused by medical conditions and hormonal changes.
Dandruff is a common scalp condition that causes white or yellowish flakes to form on the scalp and in the hair. It can be caused by a yeast-like fungus or an overproduction of oil.
An autoimmune disease is a condition in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells, tissues, and organs. This can result in inflammation, pain, and damage to affected areas of the body. There are many different types of autoimmune diseases, including:
Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition that causes inflammation in the joints, leading to pain, swelling, and stiffness.
Bacterial, Fungal or Viral Conditions in hair
Parasites in hair
Head lice are tiny insects that live on the scalp and feed on human blood. They can cause itching, redness, and discomfort.