Hair loss is normal and rarely a cause for concern. On average, it is common for an individual to lose 50 to 100 hair strands a day. However, if you find yourself shedding more hair than usual, or notice bald patches on your head, a trip to your dermatologist is advised to help determine the cause of hair loss and how to best address it.
There are a number of things that can cause hair loss - the most common being male- or female-pattern baldness, which runs in the family. If your family has a history of baldness, it is more likely that you will have it too. Symptoms such as a receding hairline in men or thinning hair in women also naturally come with age, but typically to different extents.
Treatment for hair loss depends on its cause. If it is caused by an underlying medical condition or medication, hair regrowth is possible once these things have been addressed or stopped, respectively. For hereditary and ageing-related baldness, treatments include: