Where on Earth is My Hair?
Even though medical science has solved many difficult puzzles, people still suffer from hair loss — and it happens quite frequently. It happens to both women and men, and even to people who are younger than what one might expect. If you are losing your own hair, you are likely to have some questions about the process. Check out this article to find some of the answers.
There are several reasons why hair loss begins. One of them is hormonal and genetic, and results in the conventional “male-pattern baldness.” You can’t do anything about this sort of hair loss, as it was coded in your DNA before you were born. It’s coming, and you won’t be able to stop it.
There are also a variety of factors that can lead to hair loss. Scalp infections such as ringworm can lead to the temporary loss of hair. Illnesses such as lupus, which lead to scarring on the scalp, cause hair loss at the points where the hair falls out. When your thyroid gland is not working properly, it is not regulating your hormones correctly, and your hair can fall out as a result.
There are also some medicines that lead to hair loss. Most people know that chemotherapy, a treatment for some cancers, leads to hair loss. However, there are other medicines that can also lead to hair loss, such as medicines for high blood pressure, heart problems, depression and even cancer itself.
You can even lose your hair if you wear it pulled back too tightly all the time.
Very few people lose all of their hair unless they pull it out themselves. While you may lose some hair as your body starts to adjust to the lower amounts of nutrients coming from your food. However, it is unlikely that you will have it all fall out as a result of one of the causes described above. If you decide to shave it off, though, you will emerge from this process completely bald.
Hair loss can come from a number of reasons. If you have cancer and are taking chemotherapy and radiation, you will find that your hair will thin and begin to fall out. Chemotherapy and radiation contain powerful poisons, designed to destroy the cells inside your own body that have become cancerous.
Hair loss can come from wearing hair in a style that is too tight and pulls on the roots. Because pulling hair out by the roots can cause permanent damage, you want to be extremely careful before putting your hair up for long periods of time.
If Patrick Stewart can pull off the sexy bald look, so can you. Just be brave and get that razor out. Then, dress according to the look that you want him to have in his final act in any of his movies, and you will have that same confident, winning aura that he projected over and over again.
Knowing more about hair loss can make it easier to cope when watching it fall out.