Almost everyone sheds between 50 and 100 hairs every day. However, some people begin to shed more than this average amount, and their hair begins to thin as a result. In some cases, this indicates diffuse hair loss, which can affect anyone at any time or age. Any factor that interrupts the hair cycle in the growth phase,
, the involution phase,
, or the resting phase,
can lead to diffuse hair loss.
Diffuse hair loss isn’t a condition itself, but rather a pattern of hair loss that can be caused by several different possible conditions. This type of hair loss is more accurately referred to as hair shedding; in most instances, the causes are treatable, and the hair can return.
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