Afterwards, the alarms are set off, and worries go on overdrive levels, it is one situation where most people do ‘freak out’.
When Should You Be Worried About Hair Loss?
If you suddenly start to notice a mass of hair in your comb one morning, don’t panic. Keep observing and see if the pattern repeatedly appears for the next two weeks. It might be you just stumbled upon a routine shedding of your hair and nothing else.
When the hair loss has occurred most days steadily for two weeks to a month’s time or more, then you should look deeper. This might be a sign that something is wrong.
A key aspect is to worry past ’when’ the hair loss happens to about ‘why’ it is happening.
People lose from 50 to 100 hairs daily, most of the time they just don’t notice — a sudden increase of it in noticeable lots of signals underlying problems.
You can get see why it might have happened by taking a look into the causes of hair loss. Afterwards, you can consider the symptoms, which might be to blame.
Causes of Hair Loss
Hair has a life expectancy of its own. There’s a cycle for its sprouting from the follicles, his growth out of your scalp, and his shedding to start renewal. It is important to make a distinction between non-permanent hair loss and potentially permanent hair loss.
Both types of hair loss can have similar causes with chances of recovery, depending on the extent of the damages.
A variety of factors, hormonal and non-hormonal, are responsible for hair loss. If you experience sudden hair loss, it is important to review them and see if some or any of them apply to you. Once determinate, the moment comes when to stop worrying and start acting.
Causes of non-permanent Hair Loss.
The following conditions can increase the rate of hair normally shed;
- Extreme stress
- Undergoing surgery
- Stopping birth control pills
- Extreme weight loss.
In most cases, the hair shed from them grows back on its own after six to twelve months.
Causes of Permanent Hair Loss
Permanent causes may happen due to their ability to damage the underlying hair follicle and cease its growth. The most common are:
- Hereditary hair loss (androgenic alopecia)
- Immune system diseases
- Straining hairstyles
- Faulty hair products
- Trichotillomania (tendency to pull one’s hair)
- Specific drugs
Pulling the hair manually or with hairstyles puts much stress on them. While androgenic alopecia stems from genetic factors, if several people in your family have it, so can you. In it, a certain hormone called DHT makes hair follicles recede and cease growth permanently.
If it is detected early, potentially permanent causes of hair loss can be counteracted with a variety of treatments. Consult your doctor once the likely cause has been identified for further steps to take.