My son has hair loss and thinning hair for about 1 year, so I thought he has male pattern baldness because he has receding hairline and thinning on top of his head. We went to hair specialist who studied trichology and my son had microscopic hair analysis. The specialist said he has scalp hyperhidrosis and the excessive lactic acid is causing hair thinning and hair loss. I have never heard of scalp hyperhidrosis and my son's thinning and hair loss look just like someone having MPB. I like to know that someone who has scalp hyperhidrosis loses and thins hair like the person who has male pattern baldness.
A number of things can cause excessive hair loss. For example, about 3 or 4 months after an illness or a major surgery, you may suddenly lose a large amount of hair. This hair loss is related to the stress of the illness and is temporary.
Hormonal problems may cause hair loss. If your thyroid gland is overactive or underactive, your hair may fall out. This hair loss usually can be helped by treatment thyroid disease. Hair loss may occur if male or female hormones, known as androgens and estrogens, are out of balance. Correcting the hormone imbalance may stop your hair loss.
Some medicines can cause hair loss. This type of hair loss improves when you stop taking the medicine. Medicines that can cause hair loss include blood thinners (also called anticoagulants), medicines used for gout, medicines used in chemotherapy to treat cancer, vitamin A (if too much is taken), birth control pills and antidepressants.
Certain infections can cause hair loss. Fungal infections of the scalp can cause hair loss in children. The infection is easily treated with antifungal medicines.
Finally, hair loss may occur as part of an underlying disease, such as lupus or diabetes. Since hair loss may be an early sign of a disease, it is important to find the cause so that it can be treated.
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