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The causes and the facts

THERE IS NO SINGLE CAUSE OF THINNING HAIR; THERE ARE MANY

Thinning hair affects men and women of all ages. The cause is often genetic, and can also be triggered by certain life stages. Hair cells reproduce at a faster rate than any other in our bodies, so they are also sensitive to changes in our health or environment. Addressing thinning begins with understanding what causes and contributes to it, and the early warning signs to look out for.

Early warning signs

HOW TO TELL IF THINNING HAIR MIGHT AFFECT YOU IN THE FUTURE

SCALP CONCERNS

Seborrheawikipedia» SEBORRHEASeborrheic dermatitis is a chronic, relapsing and usually mild dermatitis. In infants seborrheic dermatitis is calledcradle cap.Vcloseis a functional disease of thesebaceous glandswikipedia» SEBACEOUS GLANDSThe sebaceous glands are microscopicexocrineglandsin theskinthat secrete an oily or waxy matter, called sebum, to lubricate and waterproof the skin andhairofmammals. Inhumans, they are found in the greatest number on thefaceandscalp, and are also found on all parts of theskinexcept thepalmsof thehandsandsolesof thefeet. The type of secretion of the sebaceous glands is referred to asholocrine.Vclosethat produces excesssebumwikipedia» SEBUMThe sebaceous glands are microscopicexocrineglandsin theskinthat secrete an oily or waxy matter, called sebum, to lubricate and waterproof the skin andhairofmammals. Inhumans, they are found in the greatest number on thefaceandscalp, and are also found on all parts of theskinexcept thepalmsof thehandsandsolesof thefeet. The type of secretion of the sebaceous glands is referred to asholocrine.Vclose, which builds up on the scalp. An over-production ofsebumwikipedia» SEBUMThe sebaceous glands are microscopicexocrineglandsin theskinthat secrete an oily or waxy matter, called sebum, to lubricate and waterproof the skin andhairofmammals. Inhumans, they are found in the greatest number on thefaceandscalp, and are also found on all parts of theskinexcept thepalmsof thehandsandsolesof thefeet. The type of secretion of the sebaceous glands is referred to asholocrine.Vcloseis a warning sign indicating the same hormonal imbalances that lead to hair loss.

DAILY HAIR LOSS

Excessive daily hair loss is when 100 or more hairs per day are lost and not replaced at the same rate, indicating potential hair thinning problems.

EXCESSIVE BODY HAIR

Excessive body hair for men indicates a greater chance of premature hair loss; 50% greater risk if a man has complete chest hair; 70% greater risk if a man has chest, shoulder and back hair; and 90% greater risk if a man has total body hair. Excessive or sudden appearance of body hair in women can indicate the same hormonal imbalance cause premature hair loss.

Other contributing factors

LEARN ABOUT OTHER PROCESSES THAT CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THINNING HAIR

Known factors and reasons

DISCOVER THE SIX REASONS YOU MIGHT BE EXPERIENCING THINNING HAIR