Everyone sheds hair. In fact, the average person sheds 50 to 100 hairs a day. And while it’s a normal and natural process, hair loss can be a little scary. But can shedding indicate excessive hair loss?
Some people’s shedding exceeds the norm. For others, hair stops growing back where it once did, resulting in thinned or bald spots. It can come on suddenly or gradually and stem from heredity or external factors such as stress.
Some signs and symptoms of further hair loss include:
Loosening of Hair
Hair can begin to loosen suddenly because of a physical or emotional shock. You may notice fistfuls of hair coming out while brushing, combing, or washing. This type of hair loss generally results in thinning vs. balding.
Thinning on Your Scalp
The most common type of hair loss affecting both men and women as they age is gradual thinning on top of the head. For men, hair generally begins to recede from the forehead in a shape that resembles the letter M. Women will notice a broadening of the natural part in their hair.
Some people experience small, smooth bald spots on the scalp as well as the beard or eyebrows. Skin can become itchy or painful before hair loss occurs.
Scaly patches that Spread Across the Scalp
If you notice scaly patches on your scalp that continue to spread, it could be a sign of ringworm – don’t wait, seek medical attention right away.
When Should I See a Doctor?
If you’re concerned about even minor hair loss and how far it will go, the earlier you seek a free consultation with DiStefano Hair Restoration Center, the better. We offer optional hair restoration procedures, including our trademarked IGT (Individual Graft Technique). For your own peace of mind, contact DiStefano today.