Alopecia refers to the medical condition of hair loss from the head or body. Hair loss is a natural process of our body. When some hairs fall out, new growth replaces them. Permanent hair loss occurs when hair loss happens but cannot be reversed, resulting in thinning or balding hair in any area of the body. Abnormal hair loss can occur because of many different causes, including stress, medication, and disturbance in hormonal levels or sleeping disorders. Today, many alternative treatments are being acknowledged for the treatment of hair loss, including a newer treatment of progesterone therapy.
Causes of Hair Loss
The most common form of hair loss is male or female pattern baldness called androgenetic alopecia. Skin disease can also be a major contributor of hair loss on the scalp as well as on other areas of the body. Premature balding can sometimes be caused by an inadequate diet that is lacking the proper nutrients. Nutrient deficiencies can cause a sudden increase in hair loss. Hair loss could also result from certain health problems, such as low iron and thyroid disease. Since hormones are responsible for the stimulation of hair growth as well as hair loss, fluctuations in your hormone levels will also have an impact on your hair loss.