Why Does Hair Loss Happen?
Losing your hair can be traumatic. Many people suffering from hair loss speak of losing self confidence and self esteem. Due to the personal nature of this condition it can cause severe embarrassment, mocking from others and in extreme circumstances stop people from socialising altogether.
So why does it happen?
Many urban myths surround the reasons for male pattern baldness but research has shown that a chemical change within males, which can happen at any age, results in the shrinking of hair follicles on the top of the head. It is a common mistake to think that the reason for thinning hair is as the result of hair falling out. The scalp in all men and women will shed hair over its lifetime and the natural course is for this hair to be replaced through new growth. Male pattern baldness and the shrinking of the hair follicles on the top of the scalp means that these particular hair follicles are unable to sustain new growth and therefore thinning occurs. So going bald is as a result of being unable to produce new hair when the existing hair falls out naturally.
For women the problem is less prevalent but none-the-less just as psychologically damaging. Hair loss in women is not generally centralized to one area (the top the head) as it is in men. Womens hair loss is more widespread and can occur all over the scalp. Whilst it may be thinning hair it is unlikely to leave to complete bald area however this can be case in extreme circumstances.
Hair loss as a result of medical treatment is a direct result of required treatment for the individual. This type of hair loss can be sudden and in some cases permanent.
Unfortunately knowing why balding occurs does not detract from the reality of experiencing it. People who suffer from thinning hair and no longer want this to affect them psychologically have for decades searched for the miracle cure. In essence there is no cure however significant advancements in hair systems has meant that people suffering with thinning hair can now put their fears and insecurities behind them.