Causes of Hair Loss
Temporary vs. Permanent Hair Loss
There are many causes of hair loss, which may be temporary or permanent. Hormonal changes during pregnancy, chemotherapy medications, too-tight hairstyles, and even stress or emotional trauma can cause temporary hair loss. The most common cause of permanent hair loss is hereditary male and female pattern baldness, a condition known as alopecia. If you have a family history of hair loss, this is the culprit and it may begin to change your hairline as early as puberty.
Alopecia Hair Loss
Alopecia (Male/Female Pattern Baldness)
80 million men and women in America suffer from alopecia. Men tend to lose hair from the forehead area and the top of the head while retaining normal hair growth in all other areas of the scalp. On the other hand, women tend to keep their front hairline, but they experience progressive thinning on the top of the head.
This genetic condition results in predictable patterns of baldness. While there is no cure for alopecia, the results can best be corrected with a hair transplant surgery to restore the patient’s original hairline and fill in the balding or thinning areas with permanent, natural regrowth.