Hair Diseases (Hair Disorders)
- Q Do hair disorders run in families?
Hair disorders can definitely run in families. Polycystic ovary syndrome, which can be hereditary, is one cause of a hair disorder known as hirsutism. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia can also cause this disorder due to the overproduction of male hormones.... Full Answer
- Q How do hair disorders affect women differently than men?
Some hair disorders, such as hirsutism, can have a more profound affect on a woman's emotional well being, than that of a man's. This is because women will grow excessive hair in areas such as beard, mustache, chest, back and inner thighs. By the same... Full Answer
- Q What do I need to know about caring for someone with a hair disorder?
You can start by knowing what kind of hair disorder they have. You will know better how to treat them if you understand how they became inflicted with the disorder and how to treat it. You will need to know what makes them more comfortable, whether it is... Full Answer
- Q Do hair disorders affect children differently than adults?
One form of hair loss, commonly found in children, is due to a constant pulling of their hair. If the hair pulling is stopped, the hair loss ceases. Excessive hair growth is found in children reaching puberty and the congenital form is present at birth.... Full Answer
- Q What is the rate of incidence for hair disorders?
Because hair disorders are so various the rate of incidence is variable. It depends on the form of the hair disorder that you have contracted. Generally, hair loss is more common in men, with over 50 percent losing some, or all, of the hair on their... Full Answer
- Q Can hair disorders be prevented?
Some hair disorders can be prevented by determining the underlying cause. For instance, some hair disorders causing hair loss are due to hair pulling. If the emotional problem of hair pulling is caught early enough, no hair loss will result. If you have... Full Answer
- Q What increases my risk for hair disorders?
Being that there are a variety of hair disorders, there are also a variety of risk factors. For instance, something as simple as stress or as complicated as cancer can increase your risk for hair loss. A condition known as polycystic ovary syndrome can... Full Answer
- Q How do hair disorders affect the body?
Hair disorders can affect the body in a variety of ways. Depending on the hair disorder, you could experience physical feelings or emotional distress. Because some hair disorders are caused by an underlying disease process, you might experience some... Full Answer
- Q How does hypertrichosis differ from hirsutism?
Hirsutism displays thick and excessive amounts of hair in places that are usually found on a man. These places include chest, beard and mustache area, shoulders, lower abdomen, and back. This condition can be found in men but is generally found in women.... Full Answer
- Q How will my hair disorder affect my quality of life?
Your quality of life will depend on how you handle your hair disorder. It will also depend on what kind of disorder you are experiencing. It may be that your disorder is temporary, in which case, you may be able to easily manage it until it passes. If... Full Answer