Is My Hair Loss Temporary?
By Jen Carter
What defines temporary hair loss? When and how does it occur? Temporary
hair loss can be caused by many factors. This condition can happen in men
and women alike.
Reasons for temporary hair loss may include: intake of
medications, pregnancy, stress, and sickness. It can strike people of all
ages, but usually targets men and women from the ages of twenty to forty
years of age.
If you’re experiencing an excessive amount of shedding that seems quite
rapid; temporary hair loss is questionable. If you’re familiar with the
expression ‘it runs in the family,’ than you may question your genetic
disposition. Men who have a family history which consists of bald men are
highly likely to become bald themselves. This male pattern baldness is
clinically referred to as Androgenetic Alopecia. This condition is
normally determined by a thin receding hairline which deteriorates
gradually. Although a man may carry the gene for this condition, it does
not necessarily mean that he will go bald. It just means that his chances
for hair loss are higher than a man who does not carry the gene.
If your hair loss is sudden and drastic you’d most definitely benefit from
consulting a physician. Your doctors may pinpoint the culprit of your
condition, offer advice, and/or recommend non-surgical medical treatment.
Quite often, temporary hair loss is a warning sign given by your body.
Your body may be sending you a message that you’re ill or that it’s
lacking something. The human body works in mysterious ways.
Several conditions that display symptoms of temporary transient hair loss
include: hyperthyroidism, thyroid hormone deficiency, severe anemia,
inadequate iron intake, pregnancy, and stress. If you’ve recently
undergone surgery, expect to shed an abnormal amount of hair. While it may
seem odd, many surgical patients are alarmed by the amount of hair they
shed weeks after a procedure. Doctors normally tell patients to expect
this. Nevertheless, you should contact your own physician, as every person
reacts differently to medications and surgical procedures.
If your hair loss is temporary, remain patient and calm. Stress will only
aggravate the re-growth of your hair. One important thing to note : many
changes in a man and woman’s hair cycle can be caused by excessive worry
and high-fever. Should this be the case for your condition, rest assured
that these changes in appearance are almost always temporary. If you’ve
waited a sufficient amount of time and see no progress, you should contact
a physician for their medical advice.
Jen Carter is staff writer for Inhairit the creator of a female and male
hair loss treatment program at http://www.inhairit.com, and has written
hundreds of articles and tips about dealing with hair loss. For more hair
care tips and articles, visit http://www.inhairit.com