Our hair grows almost everywhere on our skin, though the most noticeable clusters of hair are found on our head. Unfortunately, a lot of people face issues which relate to hair loss problems. This means that even though our heads should be full of hair, to many it’s only a mere wish. There are many reasons for loss of hair. Generally, you can divide people with such issues into two groups. Some hair problems are connected with physical illnesses, yet others stem from psychological reasons. The most common causes behind hair loss are in fact genetics, or diseases. For example: numerous types of alopecia (including androgenic alopecia,) thyroid disorders, diabetes or hormone related conditions. However, what a lot of people may not know is that a lot of hair loss problems are actually caused by stress and prolonged exposure to anxious situations. Interestingly, it is stress and anxiety that can lead to development of aforementioned diseases like alopecia or trichotillomania (a control disorder in which people pull out their hair to relieve stress). It’s often difficult to straight away pin point and determine the main reason behind hair loss, especially if such hair loss is related to mental issues. Psychological conditions can be very complex to solve themselves, and eliminating their side effects may be even harder. Stress and physical disorders can often be intermingled (e.g. when stress causes alopecia) – so at times its simply impossible to state definitely what causes hair loss. The best solution in this situation is to consult various specialists before any treatments are applied, to get the best, most reliable and accurate understanding of your particular condition.
Alopecia is a very common reason for causing hair thinning and hair loss. Alopecia is a general umbrella term that refers to hair thinning, hair loss and baldness caused by genetics or an illness. More specifically, alopecia is an autoimmune disease which causes your own organism to attack hair follicles, mistaking them for bad cells. Consequently, your hair gets substantially thinner and over time you start to gradually lose hair, in patches or as a whole. Unfortunately, there isn’t a one single cause of alopecia, so as with all autoimmune diseases, it’s sometimes difficult to determine why they suddenly appear. There could be many factors for their emergence, and there are various kinds of alopecia – the most common being alopecia areata which causes scalp patchiness and gradual baldness. Another type of alopecia is androgenic alopecia. Androgenic alopecia is related to genetics, and can affect both men and women. Generally, this kind of alopecia is characterised by gradual appearance of a receding hairline and hair becoming thin and fine. It’s particularly common and most visible for men. In terms of women, androgenic alopecia first manifests itself through your hair becoming substantially thinner and hair loss occurring in random places on the crown of your head.