Reasons For Balding
In the United States, significant balding affects the
lives of about 35 million men and 22 million women, according
to the American Academy of Dermatology. Balding may be
either permanent or temporary. Consulting a dermatologist—or
the family tree—can determine which is which.
A whopping ninety-five percent of all balding is inherited
genetically, according to the staff of the Mayo Clinic.
In both sexes, hereditary balding begins slowly, with
the gradual thinning and miniaturization of hairs.
Eventually, hereditary balding leads to the classic
horseshoe hairline in men or thinning of the crown
hair in women. Hereditary hair loss is always permanent.
Health changes also cause balding. Significant illness
or disease, especially when accompanied by a high fever,
can trigger hair loss. Cancer treatment causes hair
loss, since chemotherapy doesn’t distinguish
between bad rapidly-dividing cancer cells and good
rapidly-dividing hair follicles. Balding can be a side
effect of a wide variety of drug therapies as well,
according to the National Institute of Health. Finally,
for women, menopause or childbirth can cause hair loss.
Health-related balding can be either temporary or permanent.
In some instances, lifestyle choices can cause balding.
Poor nutrition may be the culprit when hair sheds excessively.
The venerable nutritionist Adelle Davis connected hair
loss with inadequate protein intake, for instance.
Stress, too, can lead to hair loss. Abuse of the hair
itself through improper or damaging hair treatments—frequent
dying, blow drying, even harsh hair products—can
lead to breakage and eventual balding. Lifestyle-related
balding is usually, but not always, temporary.
Any significant balding should be examined by a dermatologist
to determine whether the balding is the natural consequence
of aging or a symptom of another health condition.
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