About Hair Loss

Signs of Hair Loss

The most obvious signs of hair loss are when you discover clumps of your hair in the drain after taking a shower, or when you wake up in the morning and you see hair all over your pillow. The most common type of hair loss is androgenetic alopecia, male-pattern hair loss or female-pattern hair loss.

The signs of this type of hair loss begin with men losing hair in the front of their scalp, or the forehead, and when they begin losing hair on the top of their head. The bald spot pattern occurs on the top of the head and can progress until the only hair left is around the ears and the back of the head. Women can also suffer from this type of hair loss but it is very unusual for them to lose all of their hair – it is usually a thinning of the hair that occurs. 

Medication and Signs of Hair Loss

Some medications cause hair to thin out or fall out in clumps. This is also known as hair shedding. Everyone loses some hair due to hair shedding but if you are suffering from an illness and notice large amounts, or more than usual amounts of hair falling out of your head then you should consult with your doctor. The medication you are taking could be weakening the hair follicle, making it more likely to shed.

Other Signs of Hair Loss 

Some woman can experience hair loss during or after pregnancy. Rapid weight loss, anemia and high stress levels can also cause your hair to fall out. If you notice that your hair is falling out and you never had the problem before, you could be just one of the millions of people that suffer from hair loss. But if you are pregnant, ill or going through a period of maximum stress, that may be contributing to your hair loss.

Treatment for Hair Loss

When considering a hair loss treatment, one must first determine the cause of hair loss. Perhaps hair loss treatment can be as simple as making lifestyle changes. For genetic hair loss, consider over the counter topical products such as Provillus. Not only does Provillus contain the FDA approved Minoxidil at prescription-strength, but Provillus also makes an herbal supplement that nourishes the scalp and hair follicles. Read our Provillus review.

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