Baldness is associated with aging but has connections to other medical problems and health risks. Although not everyone has or will develop problems, being aware of specific risk factors helps people make lifestyle changes. Read on for a few examples where baldness may be a predictor of health risks.
Falling hair is a normal part of your hair’s natural cycle. Typically, we lose an average of 100 hair strands every day. As hair falls out, new hairs usually grow on the same follicles to replace the old one. But that isn’t always the case. Sometimes, medical conditions like diabetes can disrupt the normal hair cycle, which can cause hair thinning.
Pregnancy comes with a range of ups and downs. One of the most welcome benefits for most moms is shiny, thick hair that feels great. Once the baby arrives though, the next six months or more can see hair become thinner, more brittle, and even fall out in clumps. But why does this happen? And is it anything to worry about?
Menopause is a difficult time. Hot flashes, mood swings, decreased libido, and fluctuating weight can all be symptoms of menopause. Another undesirable side-effect of this natural stage of life is hair loss. It’s normal for a menopausal woman to become self-critical and scrutinize their own appearance, which is one reason menopausal hair loss can be so distressing. But why does it happen, and what can you do about it?