Understanding Hair Loss
Hair loss is excessive hair loss. This condition can result in thinning of hair or baldness, either temporary or permanent.
The amount of hair a person will remove or fall out is about 50-100 strands daily. This is normal, because there is also hair that grows every day. Normal hair growth will begin with the growth phase (anagen), in which the hair will grow and last for 2-6 years.
After that, the hair will fall out and will grow back 2-3 months after loss (telogen phase). Before loss, the hair will enter a transition period of 2-3 weeks (catagent phase). If this hair growth cycle is disrupted, the hair will fall out until it leads to baldness.
Causes of Hair Loss
Many factors can cause hair growth cycles to be disrupted, resulting in hair loss. Sudden hair loss can occur due to certain diseases or medications (e.g. chemotherapy), unhealthy diet, and after childbirth. While hair loss that occurs gradually is most often caused by offspring.
Symptoms of Hair Loss
Hair loss begins with symptoms of hair thinning. This depletion can occur suddenly or gradually. Hair loss can occur only on the scalp or the rest of the body. These symptoms can last temporarily or permanently.
Hair Loss Treatment
The treatment of hair loss depends on the cause. The most frequent cause is heredity, and the condition is a natural process that does not harm health.
Treatment measures are usually performed when a person begins to feel his appearance impaired due to hair loss. Treatment for hair loss is with medications, or it can also be with hair transplantation to overcome baldness due to hair loss.
Hair Loss Prevention
Hair loss can be prevented from thinning hair or baldness. The way is to choose a safe hair care product and protect the hair from direct sun exposure.