THINNING HAIR - Watsons Health
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THINNING HAIR

Thinning hair and falling hair may be a regular part of getting older or can be because of different reasons. Age also makes hair end up finer.

A person may be aware of his or her own hair loss or thinning when they look in the mirror and see a widened parting or receding hairline, or if they see more hairs on a comb or brush or changes in how a style such as a ponytail looks.

It is usual to lose around one hundred hairs a day, but those hairs will grow again.

Symptoms:

  • Sudden loss of hair
  • Body hair loss
  • Patches of scaling that are over the scalp
  • Gradual thinning on top of the head. This is the most common kind of hair loss, affecting men and women as they age.
  • Circular or patchy bald spots
  • Further tests may be done, in particular if there are other signs to hair loss or thinning.
  • Some hair can be pulled out so hair shafts may be microscopically tested for thickness, period, shape and stages.
  • If medical advice is sought about hair loss, a doctor or dermatologist may additionally diagnose hair loss by carrying out a physical exam and checking someone’s medical history.

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