Hair loss is caused by a number of different factors. There can be normal variations in the amount of an individual’s hair shedding. Hair loss can be due to almost any kind of metabolic upset such as medications, pregnancy, hormonal changes, internal diseases, general anesthesia and even high levels of stress. In addition, hair growth can be affected by traction on the hair follicles from braids or pony tails that are pulling too tightly. Additionally, infections localized to the scalp such as fungus and bacterial infections can also cause hair loss. An accurate diagnosis of hair loss may even be life-saving if it leads to the diagnosis of a serious illness. Since hair loss can be a sign of a serious underlying disease, it is best to consult a qualified physician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
– Dr. Bussell
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