The reasons why people lose their hair are numerous, and some have lost it due to genetics, or have parents or Grandparents that have lost their locks at around the same age. One of the symptoms of loss is Thyroid disease. Alopecia Areata or Lupus are other conditions that cause dramatic thinning of the hair and baldness. Fortunately, with Thyroid disease, once you are on the correct medication the hair will stop falling out and when Lupus disease goes into remission, it will usually grow back.
All mammals have hair, and most humans keep the bulk of it on their heads. As we age, loss is inevitable. It's only when the hair disappears from its roots that it's actually gone. Some can be transplanted and this involved the whole hair – both the live follicle and the dead hair. Human beings usually take pride in their appearance and their heads are no exception!
About one in four women experience hair loss at some time in their lives, and a lot of men lose most, or all of it. There are things that can be done for both men and women. Because women usually have longer locks, they often get creative at hiding thin patches. With women, they may also choose a hat or cap or scarf to cover patches.
Women and men lose hair because of the same reason. It's lost because of androgenetic alopecia which is considered a reaction by male hormones, found in women and men. Testosterone is involved, and in women pattern baldness starts slowly and may not affect the hairstyle look, due to estrogen in women. Men with pattern baldness may go all the way to bald, and because they have short hair in the first place, it's more noticeable.
Women are prone to Telogen Effluvium, which is a process that suppresses growth, and the hair can get thin. Telogen is a result of traumatic stress, which then interferes with hair growth. Pregnancy can boost Telogen Effluvium and stunt growth. Alopecia Areata is the third most common disease in women, which is liable for hair loss. Patchy areas occur and they increase over time.
If a person's immune system is weakened for some reason, hair loss may occur. This loss can be temporary, but it can also be permanent. If anyone experiences undesired or rapid loss, they should consult with their doctor. There are many medications, treatments, surgeries and even wigs which will take care of baldness. If you do not want to suffer from hair loss you can get that head of hair back – by one means or another!