A lot of hair loss is a sign of any disease? When you wash your hair or comb your hair and fall out into clumps like this, is it risky to get sick? Check to make sure our health is ok or not.
when I wash my hair and comb my hair and find that I have lost a lot? Or by combing it with my hand, I stuck several strands This type of hair may feel unusual. But do not panic, because Asst. Prof. Rattapoltuangthong, Department of Dermatology Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital explains that we usually have hair loss all the time. And may fall about 100 strands per day on the day that you don’t wash your hair Or on the day of shampooing, hair loss may be up to 200 strands, so if you want to check the malfunction, we have to count the hair loss each day with the following methods.
– Keep all the hair falling out. Collected in plastic bags by keeping all 5 times in the morning, late afternoon, evening and before bedtime.
– Keep the hair for one week and then come to the average that each day. How many strands of our hair fall? If more than 100 strands, almost every day, we should consult a doctor to find out the obvious cause
. Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital also revealed that hair loss can be divided into two types: hair loss without scar. The hair follicles around the head are not damaged. The hair can still regenerate. And hair loss with scarring That is, the scalp cells are completely damaged. I cannot grow up again. This type is often caused by accidents such as fire, scald or some diseases.
A lot of hair loss Tell me what disease or not?
Usually, hair loss can be caused by many reasons, the main one being the hair and scalp exposed to sunlight. Or chemicals from too much paint drying Or some people like to tie their hair frequently, it makes the hair roots weak. And even heredity, thinning hair, baldness, taking certain medications that interfere with hair follicle cells, such as certain acne medications, birth control pills, or chemotherapy. It is the cause of hair loss,
however, very severe hair loss in some people, it may be caused by disorders in the body that we are currently sick. This must be observed in conjunction with other symptoms such as
1. Hormones in the body change.
In addition, in postmenopausal women whose body has hormonal changes. Will find that the hair loss is more And the hair that grows new is thinner and thinner Until it felt like a lot of hair loss was a personality problem But for health problems, it may not be of much concern. And if wanting to treat the symptoms of thinning hair, it can be done Because the hair cells have not been shut down Can still regenerate again.
2. Lack of protein.
Protein is an essential nutrient for hair formation. If the body does not get enough protein Or in the diet May make hair brittle, weak, faded and dark hair. And easy to fall off Especially people whose body lacks heavy protein, hair will fall all over the head. Including nails, they are relatively brittle and easily broken.
4. Getting too much vitamin A.
Vitamin A has properties to inhibit the growth of skin cells. Slow gray hair But if you eat more vitamin A than the body needs It may stimulate very unusual hair loss.
5. Stressful disease.
Stress is a major cause of hair loss. Because when the body is stressed, it will affect hormone levels. Also, stress will shorten the life expectancy of the hair
6. Scalp problems.
7. Hair pulling disease itself.
Another chronic disease caused by malfunction of the major glands in the body. The first signs of this disease are very unusual hair loss. This is because the body expels a lot of fat through the skin. Makes the scalp oily, weak hair roots, causing easy hair loss. Which if found to have a lot of hair loss, hair loss, especially the tail of the eyebrows In combination with weight loss Or add abnormal, easy fatigue, sweating, insomnia, should go to a health check quickly.
Symptoms Syphilis Stage 2 will find patches of hair loss throughout the head, resembling a moth. If this symptom is found in conjunction with other symptoms of syphilis, such as a red-brown rash on the palms, soles of the feet, or found warts in a damp area. Have a hard sore on the genitals Should hurry to have a physical examination.
STDs 11. Kidney disease
The kidneys are an important organ in the body’s work system. It is responsible for excreting waste and balancing the levels of water, salts and minerals, so if the kidneys do not work properly. The body also loses its mineral balance. Causing weak hair, teeth, and bones In addition, the kidneys are responsible for the storage of bone marrow. Which is the precursor to the production of blood to the body When the kidneys work abnormally Creation of blood to support different parts will not be able to fully. And may not deliver blood to the hair Until the hair is fragile, unhealthy and falls more easily than usual.
12. Inflammation from a progressive type of infection.
Any type of infection that causes the body to become inflamed. And as the infection spreads to various organs of the body, this case may be found that the patient will have a lot of unusual hair loss. And most of them will be type 2 hair loss, which cannot be regenerated.
13. Hair loss from hair follicle allergy
14. SLE disease
15. Neoplasms and cancer.