Hair Loss Isn't Exclusively An Adult Problem
Children can be affected by hair loss as well. The reasons for the hair loss are often different, and alternative treatments are required.
Children Are Affected By Hair Loss As Well
Hair loss in children is not as common as in adults though. If you are experiencing hair loss at a young age, or you are a parent who notices that their child is losing fast, then there may be an illness behind it. Appearance is more important than ever for young people. On TV, in
magazines, and online, you see people with full hair presenting all kinds of products. There are many possible causes of hair loss in a child, we will go over several of them. This page does not contain all possible causes, as that is an impossible task to accomplish. We believe that
the main causes are described on this page, however.
Let's take a look at them now.
Diabetes is an important, and perhaps, underestimated cause of many of the hair loss problems. We suggest reading this page first, it discusses diabetes and hair loss and will provide you with a general look at the connection between the two. Hair loss connected to diabetes can be avoided in most cases.
Is your child on medication? There are drugs that actually cause hair loss. Some examples : diet pills containing amphetamines, certain acne drugs, and drugs against psychological issues. We strongly urge you to look at the ingredients of the products you use, and if in doubt consult your doctor. The cancer treatment method of Chemotherapy is well known to cause severe hair loss, not just on the head.
Alopecia areata is a skin disease concentrated on the scalp. It damages the hair on your head, but may also affect other parts of your body.
Teenagers are under immense pressure to look good these days, and to perform good at school. Stress has been connected to hair loss by scientists. There are drugs to calm down persons with stress, but the healthiest way to prevent stressful events is to go the source and figure out a way to remove the problematic causes. Trichotillomania may not sound familiar by it's medical name, but it affects many people in the world. Trichotillomania is the pulling of hair from your head, in an obsessed unhealthy way. It causes great damage to your
hair cells and can cause lasting problems. People
with Trichotillomania require professional help,
from a therapist or other psychological experts.
Hair Styling Products
Did you know that some of the hair styling products
you are using might not actually be good for your
hair? If you want to be certain none of the products
you use are harmful to your hair then you will need to look at the chemicals included in the products. Some products cause severe drying of the hair,
other chemicals actually cause hair loss. Hair bleaching, colouring, and other hair styling methods are linked to temporary loss of hair. There are good
ways to style one's hair, and bad ways. Always work with professionals and research the products you want to purchase before actually buying them.
.. don't forget to eat healthy!
Definitely worth mentioning is that eating healthy has a very positive effect on your hair. Your hair gets most of it's "food" from your body though your head. Keep your body healthy and your hair will look at better. Eating healthy will also slow the hair loss process when you get older!