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signs that you are losing your hair

Updated on January 22, 2013
Hair Loss
Hair Loss

Signs of hair loss

Hair loss can happen to anyone, and it can happen over the course of many years. It not only can happen when you are young, but is more common among middle aged adults.

The first thing to understand is that sometime there is no cure for hair loss, but there are a number of steps that you can take to help prevent it.

People lose their hair in a variety of different ways, and it can be very helpful to understand what could be your triggers for hair loss.

Something I would recommend from my own experience is that getting your hair cut short every so often, allows your scalp to breath, and stay healthy.

Hair loss Genetics

Sometimes our parents may have had hair loss problems, this doesn't necessarily mean that you will suffer the same hair loss fate though.

Most familiar is the case of the father who has been bald since his late teens, and the worry that you will follow.

Don't just blame your father, you may have inherited genes from your mother. You may also have inherited the genes from your grandparents, and it could have skipped your parents.

There are some signs that you should watch for, and these include, a hairline that recedes, hair that is thinner than normal, and a wide center part to the front of your hair.

Sometimes it can be quite obvious by just looking into the mirror, but you might also need the help of a friend to take a look too.

What is Telogen Effluvium?

This is hair loss or hair thinning which has been caused by stress, or a significant traumatic life event.

There are a number of factors that we can control when it comes to hair growth, and this includes what we put inside our body.

Iron deficiency can also be one of the main causes of hair loss.

If you are experiencing this, you will notice your hair falling out in clumps, and a possible connection to a stressful event.

This is where the saying of someone getting such a fright that their hair fell out comes from.

What is Alopecia Areata?

This is when you suffer hair loss in patches on your scalp, but can also happen to your beard in places too.

Alopecia areata is when your immune system attacks healthy parts of your body and destroys the tissue, most commonly in the scalp.

Sometimes you will see your hair grow back naturally after a few months.

This is not a common illness that people suffer from, so don't just think you have this, if you do notice that your hair is receding, you have to account for a natural hair loss as you age.

If you are suffering from bad hair loss the first thing you should do is seek medical help, however natural hair loss can still be rather sexy, as some celebrities will show.

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