Alopecia is the condition of severe hair loss, not through natural ageing processes but through any number of extreme conditions, ranging from high levels of stress and anxiety to the post traumas associated with extensive surgery to eliminate diseases. No matter how mild or extreme your hair loss may appear, you will only know for certain whether you have alopecia totalis once you have been properly diagnosed by a specialist physician. In any case, hair loss is an ongoing and naturally occurring phenomenon, barely noticed on most occasions.
Occasionally after brushing your hair, you may notice that hair has collected in the comb or brush. This is not something to be alarmed about. The average adult has around one hundred thousand to one hundred and fifty thousand hairs that continuously go through different stages of hair growth (and loss). Around ninety percent of the hair on a person’s scalp is growing. Each hair follicle also has its own life cycle. This will be influenced by age, illness and many other factors. The remaining ten percent of the person’s hair is going through a resting phase.
Hair will be shed through this phase to make room for the next cycle of hair growth. As many as one hundred hairs can be lost in a single day. This is not alarming and is quite natural. But should bald patches begin occurring excessively or the hair begins to thin quite quickly then it is possible that you may be experiencing a degree of alopecia. Even still, there may be no cause for alarm. All that needs to be done is to complete a full diagnosis. And should that be the case, clinical hair re-growth can be performed safely, quickly and effectively.Continue Reading