I’ve received several e-mails from people wanting to know about the different types of hair loss. So I decided to create this basic article to educate you on this matter.
Hopefully, this article will help you to find the information that you are looking for.
1. Chronic Telogen Effluvium
With this type of hair loss you’re likely to see noticeable thinning and bald spots.
Because women lose blood during their menstrual cycle this tends to happen most often in women. Women must make sure to replace the iron they have lost because of their menstrual cycle. This type of hair loss is caused by an iron deficiency.
This doesn’t happen right away, so you might not see the relation between your menstrual cycle and your hair loss. It takes a long time for your iron deficiency to start impacting your hair. The good news is the damage to your hair is reversible.
You can easily get the nutrients you need by simply changing your diet. Beef, veal, pork, lamb, and poultry all have a substantial amount of iron. If you combine that with orange juice (for the vitamin c content) you can make it more absorbable to the body.
2. Androgenic Alopecia
Androgenic Alopecia causes noticeable balding at your temple area and at the top of your head.
Androgenic alopecia is a hereditary condition. So if your parents happen to have hair loss then you probably will too. It’s likely to happen but, it’s not 100% guarantee.
You can fight this type of hair loss. Most of the products on the market market were created to combat androgenic hair loss. There are a few popular treatments out there and two of them happen to be FDA approved solutions to this particular type of hair loss.
There also some popular “DHT blockers”. Saw palmetto, nettle root and dong K are some of the popular so-called “DHT blockers”. However, these supplements aren’t proven to treat hair loss. They don’t have the clinical trials that finasteride and minoxidil have proving their effectiveness.
3. Hormone related hair loss
This type of hair loss is usually temporary. You don’t have to worry too much about finding a treatment. A woman’s hair tends to grow more during pregnancy. After giving birth the hair growth goes back to normal and sometimes shedding takes place.
Some women suffer from hair loss after taking a hormone called DHEA. Some women mistake this hormone for a popular supplement called DHA. You should avoid taking DHEA without consulting your doctor first.