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Hair Loss Abnormal Vs Normal Hair Loss

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How much hair loss is normal? Nu Hair in Dallas-Fort Worth staff recognizes that hair loss may affect how you feel. If you are experiencing abnormal hair falling out, baldness, or thinning hair symptoms, you are like millions of American men and women who suffer from hair loss. Hair loss baldness or thinning hair causes are common concerns for both men and women. "The normal hair re-growth process slows or stop, and thinning, or baldness areas may occur.” said Friedman, hair restoration specialist in Dallas  Frequently asked questions:

  • What causes hair loss?
  • Hair was falling out in clumps, is it normal?
  • What is normal hair fall per day?
  • Hair falling out in the shower and when brushing hair, is it normal?
  • Who can diagnose hair loss?

How Much Hair Loss or Hair Shedding is Normal?

Female Hair Loss Treatment - Dallas Texas Hair Restoration For WomenAccording to Nu Hair specialist in DFW Texas, normal hair shedding often stops on its own. It occurs when large numbers of follicles on the scalp enter the resting phase of the hair growth cycle. Shedding up to 100 hair a day is considered normal. In a typical hair growth cycle, as hair fall out naturally, it is replaced by a new hair from the same follicle located just beneath the skin surface and new hair grow in. As we age, the hair re-growth process may slow or stop, and thin or baldness areas may occur. Normal hair shedding is called in medical term telogen effluvium. The hair may appear thin, especially at the crown and temples.

Abnormal Hair Loss, Excessive Hair Loss DFW

Excessive hair shedding is called in medical term anagen effluvium. Many hair loss symptoms and conditions are not part of regular hair growth cycle. Abnormal hair loss (anagen effluvium), most common causes of hair loss include:

  • Androgenetic Alopecia, Genetic hereditary hair loss, pattern baldness
  • Thyroid problem, hormone imbalances
  • Tinea Capitis - fungal infection also called scalp ringworm,​​​​​​
  • Stress-related hair loss, pulling out one’s hair (Trichotillomania)
  • Immune system attack the hair follicles - Alopecia Areata, Lupus
  • Major surgery or severe illness
  • Medications, including chemo and radiation
  • Hairstyling and harsh chemical hair care products

Male pattern baldness.

One that is most common but is not a health risk is male pattern baldness, hereditary hair loss. In male pattern baldness, the hair loss is gradual. The hair usually thins out first in the front of the scalp hairline and forehead and moves progressively to the back and top of the head. It tends to be progressive, and in many eventually, only hair around the ears, the sides, and back of the head remains, as an horseshoe-shaped pattern that leaves the crown of the head exposed.

Female pattern baldness.

Women with pattern baldness rarely develop into a complete front bald area as men do. Women typically have gradual hair thinning throughout the scalp. Women's alopecia is experienced as a diffuse thinning of their hair. Male pattern baldness or female pattern baldness is part of aging and genetic traits of a person. It is prevalent condition and is not considered an illness.
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Temporary Hair Loss Causes

Telogen effluvium usually begins three months after any one of the events above. After the normalization of the body, in most cases, the shedding will stop within 6 to 9 months as the hair begins to grow in a healthy hair growth cycle and the stress on the body is removed.

  • Women post childbirth. - Within two to three months after delivery, excessive hair loss may be seen on brushes and combs. In most cases and hair will grow back to the original state after several months.
  • Due to illness of recovering from an illness - Some illnesses may lead to thinning hair, including high fever, thyroid disease, overactive or underactive thyroid gland, ringworm, syphilis, and even surgery. Diseases, such as circulatory disorders and arthritis are factors of hair loss. 
  • Medications - Temporary excessive hair loss may be initiated by medications, such as blood pressure drugs, Beta Blockers for depression, oral contraceptives as Estrogens, Naproxen Sodium (Nuprin) and others. High dose of birth control pills may cause hair to fall.
  • Vitamin or mineral deficiency - Also, excessive intake of iron or vitamin A is toxic and can cause hair loss.
  • Stress - Experiencing stress such as losing a job, going through a divorce, death in the family can cause excessive hair shedding. 

Did you know if you see sudden excessive hair shedding you should first check with your family doctor or internist? A dermatologist will treat skin infections that cause hair loss. A dermatologist can diagnose and distinguish between hair loss and healthy hair shedding. It may be necessary for you to see an endocrinologist for hormone imbalances, namely androgens. A doctor can offer medical treatment to improve the hair loss condition.

Hair Loss Treatments in DFW, Texas

Nu Hair of DFW TX hair loss specialists provide facts on hair loss treatment, causes, and prevention. Wigs and hairpieces are the most common form of hair replacement, especially for those with total or substantial hair loss.  Notably, the FDA has cleared a new medical laser device for use as hair growth treatments for women's hair loss. Successful healthy re-growth of hair also depends on upon the number of cells that are merely dormant versus those that have lost the ability to re-grow hair.  "The sooner treatment begins, the better the prognosis" says Nu Hair of Dallas, TX hair restoration expert. Take the first step right NOW! Contact us and ask for your hair loss solutions consultation.

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