If hair follicles are uniform in size, or if the hair loss is sudden, it is likely to be caused by something other than heredity, like a medical condition, Rogers says. Continued
But thinning hair and hair loss are also common in women, and no less demoralizing. Reasons can range from the simple and temporary—a vitamin deficiency—to the more complex, like an underlying
Prevention of hair loss includes good hair hygiene, regular shampooing, and good nutrition. Medical health screening for hair loss may include blood tests such as complete blood count , iron level, vitamin B, thyroid function tests (TFT), and a biopsy of the scalp.
Both men and women suffer from hair loss for differing reasons, however male pattern baldness is the most common hair loss condition, one that afflicts more males more than females. There are many reasons why someone may lose their hair. The following list outlines the 10 common causes of hair loss:
Thinning hair is surprisingly common in women. There are many potential causes, but hereditary hair loss, known as androgenetic alopecia (AGA), is the most common type.