Hair Loss in Teenagers

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Posted on : October 14, 2016 | Author: John Kahen | Category: Hair Loss

When you think of the con­di­tions bald­ness or hair loss, you usu­ally assume it is refer­ring to an adult male or female. How­ever, teenagers and kids can also expe­ri­ence hair loss. Hair loss dur­ing ado­les­cence can be due to many vary­ing fac­tors. Although they may not need to con­sider hair restora­tion in Los Ange­les, the par­ents of the child expe­ri­enc­ing hair loss should look at diet, med­ica­tion or other lifestyle fac­tors to deter­mine the cause of hair loss.

Hair is made up of a pro­tein called ker­atin. A sin­gle hair con­sists of a hair shaft (the part that shows), a root below the skin, and a fol­li­cle, from which the hair root grows. At the lower end of the fol­li­cle is the hair bulb, where the hair’s color pig­ment, or melanin, is produced.

Most peo­ple lose about 50 to 100 head hairs a day. These hairs are replaced — they grow back in the same fol­li­cle on your head. This amount of hair loss is totally nor­mal and no cause for worry. If you or your teenager is los­ing more than that, though, some­thing might be wrong.

Most hair loss in teenagers is tem­po­rary, but it is not easy for them as a young adult to expe­ri­ence hair loss at such a young age. If your teenager is expe­ri­enc­ing hair loss, make an appoint­ment with a Doc­tor to deter­mine the cause. 


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