Hair loss most often affects the scalp but can also affect your entire body. Heredity, hormonal changes, medical conditions or medications can all result in hair loss. Anybody, it can men, women and children can experience hair loss. Hair loss can appear in various ways depending upon what causes it. It can come on suddenly or gradually and can affect just your scalp or your entire body. Some types of hair loss are temporary and others are permanent.
Signs and symptoms of hair loss include:
Gradual thinning on top of the head.
Circular or patchy bald spots.
Sudden loosening of hair.
Patches of scaling that spread over the scalp.
(Patches of scaling is a sign of ringworm. It may be accompanied by broken hair, redness, swelling and at times, oozing.)
Most people normally shed 55 to 110 hair strands a day. This usually doesn’t cause noticeable thinning of scalp hair because new hair is growing in at the same time. Hair loss occurs when this cycle of hair growth and shedding is disrupted or when the hair follicle is destroyed and replaced with scar tissue.
The exact cause of hair loss is usually related to one or more of the following factors:
Family history (heredity)
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)