On average, we shed around fifty to a hundred hairs each day. But because there are around 100,000 constantly renewing hairs on the head, it isn’t bothersome. Hair loss is not usually anything to be worried about, but occasionally it can be a sign of a medical condition.
Some people can experience noticeable and sometimes permanent hair loss. Often this happens gradually with age, but if hair loss happens suddenly, or occurs in random patches, it can be a sign of a medical condition requiring treatment. It’s therefore important to seek out consultation if you experience hair loss.
Androgenetic alopecia (also known as female pattern baldness, or female pattern hair loss) describes when women permanently lose hair with age. Unlike men, there is more of an overall effect of thinning hair. This tends to be most noticeable around the parting, with hair loss around the hairline being rarer in women.
Gradual, permanent hair loss occurs with age in the vast majority of men. Referred to as androgenetic alopecia or ‘male pattern baldness’, it often develops around the hairline and on top of the head.
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