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, anagen, the involution phase, catagen, or the resting phase, telogen, 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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