Hair loss (alopecia) is a dermatological disorder that occurs due to genetic predisposition, hormone disorders, scalp problems, psychological reasons, irregular nutrition. Hair loss is not always a harbinger of a disease. Considering that there are approximately 100 thousand hair strands on a person’s head, it is quite normal for 50-100 hair strands to fall daily and for healthier and thicker hair to grow instead, and it is a situation that indicates that the person is healthy. Hair grows about 6 inches a year for most people. However, sometimes intense hair loss due to stress situations, contact with chemicals, temporary illnesses, and hair loss lasting up to 2 months may be a harbinger of the disease.
Hair loss in men starts at the age of 15-16. While hair loss in men is generally caused by genetics, this situation is different in women. Birth control pills, birth, breastfeeding, menopause process can trigger hair loss. There are also external factors. The use of high heat emitting items such as hair straighteners, tongs, blow-dryers, chemical dyes cause the hair to lose moisture, wear out, dry and fall out. Very tight hairstyles (braiding, top picking) cause hair loss called traction alopecia. There are certain symptoms of hair loss. These are; Gradual thinning on the top of the head, circular bald spots, itching and pain of the skin, loosening of the hair, pulling the hairline in general in women (frontal fibrosing alopecia), chemotherapy, treatment-related conditions. Exfoliation of the scalp is a sign of ringworm. Hair loss in children is a condition caused by unhealthy nutrition. Anaemia, iron deficiency, B12 deficiency, lupus disease, ringworm, hair pulling disease are among the causes of hair loss in children. If we look at the main causes of hair loss;