Age, changing hormones and heredity can cause some people to lose more hair than others. The average head contains about 100,000 hairs, which are lost at a rate of 70 to 100 hairs per day. On most heads the hairs are replaced but as we grow older hair this process slows down. Head Lice Head lice are tiny parasitic insects that are 2 to 3 millimeters long – about the size of a sesame seed, which live by biting and sucking blood from the scalp. Once lice attach their eggs, called nits, to the hair, the eggs hatch in 8 to 10 days, producing more lice.
Loss of hair as a result of chemotherapy or radiation. Hair usually grows back after treatment is complete.
A common side effect of any surgery, but more so in WLS because of the rapid weight loss. It is always temporary though.
is made up of a protein called keratin, produced in hair follicles in the outer layer of skin. As follicles produce new hair cells, old cells are being pushed out through the surface of the skin. The average adult head has about 100,000 hairs, and loses up to 100 of them a day; so finding a few stray hairs on your hairbrush is not necessarily a problem.
the shedding of scalp hair. There are several types of hair loss, the most common of which is androgenetic alopecia.
Hair loss is the thinning of hair on the scalp. The medical term for hair loss is alopecia . Alopecia can be temporary or permanent. The most common form of hair loss occurs gradually and is referred to as “androgenetic alopecia,” meaning that a combination of hormones (androgens are male hormones) and heredity ( genetics ) is needed to develop the condition. Other types of hair loss include alopecia areata (patches of baldness that usually grow back), telogen effluvium (rapid shedding after childbirth, fever , or sudden weight loss); and traction alopecia (thinning from tight braids or ponytails). See the entire definition of Hair loss
Most people lose 50 to 100 hairs a day but most are replaced with new ones. However, hair loss and baldness affects approximately 20 million women and 40 million men. It does not have to be a catastrophe. Hair Response can provide assistance and advice.