Hair loss, at whatever age it occurs, can be a distressing phenomenon. With men, early loss can lead to the appearance of premature ageing & be a disadvantage to one’s looks, appearance & self-confidence. Stress, infection & hormonal effects, may all be involved.
Women too may lose hair – often at a later stage of life when hair either thins or falls in clumps. In both cases there may be a combination of hereditary factors & loss of blood supply to the hair follicles leading to gradual thinning of the hair itself & eventual total growth failure.