Hair loss is a common occurrence as we age. Men may begin to experience male pattern baldness. Male pattern baldness usually starts on the top of the head or toward the front of the head and spreads out from there.
What causes hair loss besides aging? Illness can cause hair loss, including thyroid disorders, uncontrolled diabetes, some autoimmune disorders, psoriasis of the scalp, lupus, kidney or liver disease, cancer, and Cushing’s disease. Treating the causes for hair loss can often reverse the condition, but since many of these illnesses are chronic conditions, simply treating the illness may not be sufficient. If the illness does not go away, the hair loss may not go away either. You may need to treat the hair loss itself.
Pregnancy and childbirth can be causes for hair loss. During pregnancy, hair grows thicker and stronger. After childbirth, it thins and some falls out. Hair will return to normal to normal after a few months.