Hair loss is relatively normal, since an average human loses about 100 hairs per day. This process can vary due to different factors, either due to the time of year or due to climatic effects.
The hair is in a constant cycle that consists of 3 stages, these are the growth phase, which can last several years and grow up to one centimeter each month; then there is the resting phase, in which the hair stops growing and can last up to 3 weeks; and finally that of the fall, which, as we have already said, can lose an approximate of 100 hairs a day.
Normally, after this cycle, the hair starts its cycle again. But there comes a point in life when the hair does not regenerate as fast as it used to and that’s where the worries come from. This condition can be caused by different factors, especially genetic or by some condition that prevents the normal growth of hair. We’ll talk about it below.
Stages of baldness during life
Childhood: It is not common to witness hair loss in children. If it occurs, it is probably caused by nutritional problems and to a lesser degree, emotional problems. Professional observation is important because this may be indicative of a more serious problem.
Adolescence: Hair loss can occur during this stage, especially in men and due to hormonal changes. In women, it can occur through the use of a strong drug or medication, such as birth control pills.
Pregnancy: Due to the strong hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy and lactation, it can lead to hair loss.
Older adults and old age: In the case of women, the decrease in estrogen during menopause is an important cause of hair loss. In men, alopecia has a high possibility of presenting itself and in a severe way. Finally, in old age, due to all the changes that occur in the body, hair loss can be increased.
Also, it must be borne in mind that thyroid problems and uneven nutrition may have an influence on hair loss, not to mention the genetic factor, of course.