Hair loss or baldness is not usually caused by a disease, but related to aging, heredity and testosterone, the male sexual hormone.

In addition to the common male and female patterns, the other possible hair loss, especially if in an unusual pattern includes:

• Bald patches which develop on the scalp, beard and possibly eyebrows. Eyelashes may fall out as well.
• Auto immune diseases like lupus
• Burns
• Syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease
• Chemotherapy in cancer
• Emotional or physical stress
• Excessive shampooing or blow-drying
• Fever
• Hormonal changes, such as in thyroid disease, childbirth or use of oral contraceptives (birth control pills)
• Nervous habits like continual hair pulling or scalp rubbing
• Radiation therapy in cancer
• Ringworm of the scalp
• Tumour of the ovary or adrenal glands

Hair loss from menopause or childbirth often returns to normal 6 months to 2 years.
For hair loss caused by sickness such as fever, chemotherapy or radiation therapy, no treatment is necessary and the hair will normally grow back when the sickness has ended or the therapy is over.

Healthy food is very important for hair health. Wrong food brings problems. This I have seen in several women.

There are topical medicines available for hair loss due to heredity, age and hormone disturbances. Consult your doctor.

Hair transplant done by a specialist is a surgical approach by transferring growing hair from one part of the head to another, it is somewhat painful and expensive, but usually permanent.

I am happy with my baldness and I have no complex.