It’s normal to lose hair. We can lose between 50 and 100 hairs a day, often without noticing. Hair loss isn’t usually anything to be worried about but occasionally it can be a sign of a medical condition.
Some types of hair loss are permanent, like male and female pattern baldness. This type of hair loss usually runs in the family.
Other types of hair loss may be temporary. They can be caused by:
- An illness
- Cancer treatment
- Weight loss
- Iron deficiency