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The average human scalp has about 100,000 strands of hair. About 70 and 150 strands of hair are lost from the scalp daily. Hair loss occurs when more strands of hair are lost by shedding than the scalp is able to renew. There are several causes of hair loss and it may be patchy or generalised. Medicines used for treatment of hair loss include minoxidil and finasteride.
Consult a doctor for hair loss if it is sudden and progresses rapidly, there are signs of infection of the scalp, there is sudden loss of patches of hair or any type of hair loss (even if mild and gradual) that is bothersome.
There are several causes of hair loss and its severity and duration varies depending on the underlying cause. Hair loss in androgenetic alopecia is usually progressive and hair does not grow back naturally. Hair loss because of certain medications, nutritional deficiency and stress usually improves with treatment and correction of the underlying cause. Hair loss in alopecia areata may improve within 6 to 12 months without treatment.
Understand Hair Loss - There can be many reasons for hair loss. Hair loss problem occurs when there is a problem in hair follicles.