Are you suffering from hair loss or worried about your daily hair loss? Of course losing hair is the major symptom of hair loss, but there can be a variety of signs and symptoms for hair loss. Some of them can be treated.
Let’s take a look at the description of different types of hair loss and the possible diagnosis. Most of the hair loss occurs as hair thinning; you find not notice too much hair falling out, or hair shedding, with clumps of hair falling out.
Androgenetic alopecia, the most common type of hair loss, is different in men and women. Men get bald on the front hairline and forehead and also on top of the head; while women lose hair throughout the scalp. In men you will find hair only around the ears, the sides, and back of the head.
You will certainly find this difference in the hair loss pattern both in men and women. Men generally tend to get the thinning on the scalp and often get a horseshoe-shaped pattern leaving the crown of the head exposed. In women complete balding is rare.
Hair loss symptoms like sudden loss of patches of hair are found in children or teenagers. The condition is called alopecia areata. . Alopecia areata is when the loss of hair occurs in sharply defined areas usually involving the scalp or beard, but at times every hair on the body.
Another disease where there is complete loss of all hair on the body is alopecia universalis. Especially found in children, this condition shows patches of broken hairs and incomplete hair loss. Generally the hair loss is on the scalp but sometimes it also involves eyebrows.
You will not find complete baldness, but somewhat excessive shedding of hair associated with different illnesses and drug treatments in problems like rapid weight loss, stress or pregnancy, anemia. It is known as telogen effluvium.
If you are experiencing clumps of hair fall out, then it could be a symptom of a disease or disorder that causes hairs to break or to pull out at the follicle, the sheath that surrounds the root of a hair.
Watch out for these early symptoms and meet your doctor now.