Diffuse hair loss causes the hair to fall out evenly over the entire head. We explain what causes this and what helps against it.
What is diffuse hair loss?
The once thick hair becomes thinner and thinner and the scalp shimmers through more and more: If the hair becomes evenly thinner and falls out more than the normal 100 hairs per day, diffuse hair loss is often the result. This form of hair loss can also be recognized by the fact that there are no isolated bald spots. There can be various causes for this, such as diseases like hypothyroidism or hormonal changes. If the trigger for diffuse hair loss is removed, the hair usually starts to grow again.
Forms of diffuse hair loss
Unlike hereditary hair loss, experts distinguish between two different forms of diffuse hair loss:
- Theologian phase: This is the more common form of diffuse hair loss. Hair loss occurs about two to three months after the cause of the hair loss has been identified. The hair is currently in the so-called rest or loss phase. Only when the trigger of diffuse hair loss is removed can the hair grow back — this usually takes six to twelve months. In theory, anyone can fall ill with this hair loss, but women are affected slightly more often than men.
- Anagen phase: The anagen phase is the acute form of diffuse hair loss. Here, the hair falls out already one to two weeks after the trigger has occurred — and still in the so-called growth phase. Hair loss occurs very quickly in this phase. An example of the cause of this form of hair loss is chemotherapy.
Causes of diffuse hair loss
There can be many causes for diffuse hair loss. Among them are:
- various diseases, for example hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, skin diseases such as viral and fungal infections or psoriasis
- Iron Deficiency
- Lack of nutrients, for example due to a change in diet, a diet or as a side effect of diseases such as influenza
- hormonal changes, for example due to pregnancy or menopause
- Maintenance error
- Chemotherapy and radiotherapy
- medicines, for example for high blood pressure or acne
Diffuse Patterned & Unpatterned Hair Loss Treatment
so genetic hair loss room or male pattern hair loss also comes in a form that we call diffuse pattern and unpadded hair loss the acronyms for that or a DPA and dupa let me explain briefly what these are diffuse pattern hair loss or DPA is a type of male pattern hair loss where instead of having recession at the temples and in the crown you have kind of even thinning across the top of the scalp and this is just a variant of you know typical common baldness in this case the back and the sides of the scalp are permanent and these patients are very good candidates for medical therapy and also good candidates for a hair transplant because the back and sides are stable in diffuse unpadded hair loss or dupa which is actually less common fortunately less common patients not only thin on the top of the scalp but they also fin on the back in sides no dupa is relatively uncommon in men perhaps 5% of male patients have dupa where dupa is the most common form of hair loss in women and that explains why women are not always good candidates for hair transplant because since this hair thins all over it thins on the back and sides there’s no permanent hair to to to use so let’s go back a second for four men with dooba the way you make a diagnosis of duping and is that you look for miniaturization or changes in hair diameter and that change in hair diameter is not only seen at the top of the scalp when you’re balding but also on the back and sides where you expect the areas to be permanent diffuse unpadded hair loss is sometimes very difficult to detect when someone is younger because these changes they’ll become apparent until on sometimes late in the 20s and that’s a reason not to transplant someone too early if you transplant some discs dupa too early the back and sides become thin the scar scars may become visible and that’s whether you do fue or fut and also the transplanted hair will disappear because that donor area is not really permanent the proper treatment for diffuse unpatented loss is medical therapy and both Rogaine and propecia should be considered in these cases
Since there are so many possible triggers, one should consult a doctor to find out the possible causes of hair loss.
Therapy: This treatment helps with diffuse hair loss
In order to get the hair loss under control, the respective cause must be treated. If, for example, medication causes hair loss, it may be possible to change the medication in consultation with the doctor. Iron deficiency can, for example, be controlled by including iron-containing foods in the diet or using appropriate iron preparations. A blood test can clarify whether iron deficiency is present. Underlying diseases, such as thyroid disease, must also be treated.
If the hair loss is caused by a diet, it should be stopped. In order to lose weight permanently, a balanced diet in combination with some sport is a healthier alternative anyway. In this way, one can also prevent the lack of nutrients. If the hair falls out due to chemotherapy, this is usually a great psychological burden, especially for women. Psychological support, for example, can help here.
It is important to know that hair loss can often continue for two to three months after the cause has been removed before hair growth resumes.
With Factor Hair Activator for Women, hair loss is stopped prematurely and hair growth is stimulated, so that after a few weeks the hair begins to grow back. Since Factor Hair Activator does not contain hormones, it can also be used during chemotherapy to drastically reduce or even prevent hair loss.