Alopecia areata! It’s an autoimmune disorder in
which the body immune system goes awry and often causes hair follicles to
shrink suddenly (acute).
hairs from the scalp, this abnormality thing may also affect hairs from your
eyelashes and eyebrows. The disease also affects the skin, causing skin
problems such as a butterfly-shaped rash and the skin becomes more sensitive to
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, a hormonal disorder affecting
women. It affects about 5 million women in the U.S ! And it usually affects women
of childbearing age. Even sometimes it can affect them as early as age 11.
this disorder, the ovaries go awry by producing a lot of male hormones (much
greater than normal). It may cause overproduction of androgen, a hormone that
can worsen pattern hair loss (androgenic alopecia).
also lead to other sorts of bad things such as increased risk of cysts on the
ovaries, irregular periods, acne flare-ups, or excess facial hair growth.
Cancer! For example, hair loss is
pretty common in patients with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. However in most cases of
cancer, chemotherapy and other cancer treatments are the primary cause.
because cancer treatments are designed to target the rapidly growing cancerous
cells. Unfortunately, the treatment (chemotherapy most likely to blame) may
also affect other non-cancerous fast growing cells such as your hair’s cells.
loss associated with cancer treatment is usually not permanent. The problem is
less likely to become irreversible, though it’s also possible that the affected
area remains thin. Most of the time, the affected hair will regrow normally.
Eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia!
These can drive you to follow extreme weight loss diet since you’re heavily
dependent on your body image.
anorexia and bulimia can cause similar symptoms, the primary one is distorted
body weight and body image. Is there any difference? In general, they are
different on food-related behaviors.
with bulimia can sometimes eat a lot of foods in short period of time, but then
they purge it extremely or follow other methods to prevent weight gain. In
anorexia, people often severely reduce what they eat in order to keep the body
thin (much thinner than normal).
abnormal eating behaviors not only stress your body, but also are likely to
cause hair loss since you’re going to have malnutrition and divert necessary
nutrients for your hair growth!
know that there are many factors and conditions that contribute to cause the
problem, just like the strands are departing en masse. Although hair loss could
be a signal of certain medical condition, many times it is a medically
inconsequential thing (treatment is usually just for cosmetic reasons).
it’s also hard to resist that hair loss could cause depression, especially in
women. Whatever it is, (for more guidance) see a dermatologist if you’re
convinced something is going wrong!