Pattern Hair Loss
Male pattern hair loss is believed to be due to a combination of genetics and the male testosterone hormone .The cause in female pattern hair loss remains unclear
- Dissecting cellulitis
- Fungal infections
- Secondary syphilis and others
- Temporary or permanent hair loss can be caused by several medications, including those for blood pressure problems, diabetes, heart disease and cholesterol. Any that affect the body’s hormone balance can have a pronounced effect: these include the contraceptive pill, hormone replacement therapy, steroids and acne medications.
- Medications side effects from drugs, including chemotherapy, anabolic steroids, and birth control pills
- Traction alopecia is most commonly found in people with ponytails or cornrows or people who wear tight turbans who pull on their hair with excessive force. In addition, rigorous brushing and heat styling, rough scalp massage can damage the cuticle, the hard outer casing of the hair. This causes individual strands to become weak and break off, reducing overall hair volume.
- Trichotillomania is the loss of hair caused by compulsive pulling and bending of the hairs.
- Traumas such as childbirth, major surgery, poisoning, and severe stress may cause a hair loss condition known as telogen effluvium.
- Radiation to the scalp.
Hair loss often follows childbirth in the postpartum period due to increased circulating oestrogens. Approximately three months after giving birth (typically between 2 and 5 months), oestrogen levels drop and hair loss occurs, often particularly noticeably around the hairline and temple area.
- Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder
- Hypothyroidism (an under-active thyroid) and Hyperthyroidism can also cause hair loss, which is parietal rather than frontal.
- Congenital triangular alopecia – It is a triangular, or oval in some cases, shaped patch of hair loss in the temple area of the scalp that occurs mostly in young children. The affected area mainly contains vellus hair follicles or no hair follicles at all, but it does not expand. Its causes are unknown, and although it is a permanent condition, it does not have any other effect on the affected individuals.
- An unhealthy scalp environment can play a significant role in hair thinning by contributing to miniaturization or causing damage. Air and water pollutants