On a daily basis, both men and women experience some level of hair loss. This is considered to be normal when it amounts to losing an average of 50-to-100 hairs per day. For those individuals that experience significant hair loss, however, this tends to occur over a 20-year period. Within the United States, for example, roughly 35 million men and 21 million women currently experience significant hair loss.
Primary Causes of Hair Loss
When men and women experience significant hair loss, it may point to a variety of conditions. In addition to genetic factors, hair loss may also be attributed to an underlying health condition. Environmental factors may also contribute to, or otherwise exacerbate, hair loss.
Genetic hair loss is known to affect roughly 82% of adults. For men, 95% of their hair loss is due to the condition referred to as common male pattern baldness. Even though environmental factors can accelerate the hair loss process, it will usually take a person bet