Causes of hair loss

Hair loss 

Hair loss, also called baldness, is a common problem among men, but also among women. However, women’s hair loss is less common than hair loss by men. Women do not easily suffer from extreme hair loss, but instead from thinning hair. Especially when hair loss occurs at a younger age. But hair loss in later life is also something that many men and women can be ashamed of. A shiny, full forest is what makes many people confident and what everyone wants. The cause of hair loss is not always known.

Common problems with sudden hair loss are a receding hairline, inlets, little hair and a bald crown. One in three men will experience incipient baldness or hair loss between the ages of 20 and 50. The solution for both men and women with this problem can be to consider a hair transplant. 


Causes of hair loss

Incipient hair loss is often visible in the form of recesses in the hair. This can often be corrected by wearing a certain hairstyle, but this becomes increasingly difficult with deep inlets. Incipient baldness on the crown can also be visually reduced by certain hair styles. When crown baldness gets that bad, the only way to hide it is often with a headgear or other accessory. This, however, is no long-term solution. What is the cause of hair loss, or in other words why do people go bald and what can be done about it? 


Heredity hair loss 

Hair loss can have different causes but the most common hair loss among men is hereditary, i.e. genetically determined. This is also called androgenetic alopecia. Besides heredity, ethnic origin, gender, age and hormonal balance also play a role in androgenetic alopecia. Hereditary hair loss in men is caused by an excess of the hormone dihydrotestosterone. This excess causes the hair follicles to shrink, preventing healthy hair from growing in the affected area. This often manifests itself in deep recesses or hair loss on the crown. 


Other causes of hair loss

Another cause of hair loss can be stress. This can be physical or psychological stress. When the body experiences stress through alcohol abuse, for example, the hair root may stop growing. This causes the hair to enter the so-called resting phase of the hair growth cycle. When stress is the cause of hair loss or baldness, it is usually temporary. 

Other reasons for hair loss can be scarring or patchy baldness, whereby bald patches develop due to a breakdown in the immune system. This is difficult to treat, as this autoimmune disease is very hard to predict. 


What to do about hair loss?

Dealing with hair loss can be difficult. Ultimately you have to accept yourself as you are, but this is sometimes easier said than done. Many men and women wonder what to do about hair loss. There are certain vitamins and oils for sale that would help against hair loss, however, the effect will diminish again when you stop using them. Also, the effect is often very minimal. 


For a long-term solution many men and women choose a hair transplant. With a hair transplant hair follicles are attached to the bald spots, or the places where more hair is desired. For example, you can choose to only remedy the recesses, or just the crown. A hair transplant can provide a long-term solution for bald patches and remove uncertainties.  Hair loss at a young age can also be remedied at Royal Hair Clinic. From the age of 18 this uncertainty can be taken away and you can go through life with a full head of hair. 


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