Hair loss is quite a common problem these days and both the genders – male and female – are suffering from this problem. Hair loss sometimes leads to baldness and this condition becomes very depressing for lots of people. There are a number of treatments for hair loss but before opting for hair loss treatment, you must know about the type of hair loss you are suffering from and the reasons behind it. Here we will discuss about all the important terms that are associated with hair loss and are most commonly used.
The most important thing is that you should understand whether you are experiencing hair loss or hair shedding. If you have been noticing hairs on your hair brush or pillow more than normal, you might be experiencing hair loss. Now you might be thinking what the difference between normal hair shedding and hair loss is? Yes, there is the difference between these two terms.
Hair shedding normally stops on its own and there is no need to worry about this condition. Shedding 50 to 100 hairs daily is actually the hair shedding and is normal. Shedding more hair every day is the medical condition given the name telogen effluvium. It is common in people experiencing any of the following stressors.
- Lost weight of 20 pounds or more.
- Have gone through pregnancy.
- Experiencing emotional stress.
- Had high fever recently.
- Have undergone an operation.
- Recovering from some illness.
- Ave stopped taking birth control pills.
Hair loss is different from hair shedding and it is the condition that stops hair from growing. This medical condition is given the name of anagen effluvium. The causes behind this condition include.
- Overreaction of immune system
- Use drugs and treatments
- Hairstyles that pull hair
Hair loss is slightly serious condition as it leads to baldness. Now what is baldness? Baldness means complete hair loss and there is no way to regrow them except having hair restoration treatment. Mostly hair transplant is used for hair restoration in which hair follicles are extracted from area of scalp having dense hair and are transplanted to bald areas. Baldness has various types and mostly men suffer from baldness though women can also experience the condition. Hair thinning may start as receding hair line or at the crown. Baldness that starts with hair line receding is called male pattern baldness.
Now when it comes to alopecia, it is actually the particular condition that causes partial or sometimes even complete baldness. Some of the people are bald because of the Alopecia (one of the causes of baldness). The cause behind Alopecia is not known exactly though genetics and autoimmune system are believed the reasons behind it.
Above mentioned are few important terms associated with hair loss, however if you think you are experiencing more than normal hair shedding then consult an experienced dermatologist for recommendations.