The NHS also warns: “See a GP to get a clear idea about what's causing your hair loss before thinking about going to a commercial hair clinic.”Hair
The NHS also warns: “See a GP to get a clear idea about what’s causing your hair loss before thinking about going to a commercial hair clinic.”
Hair is primarily made of a protein called keratin that also makes nails and forms the outer protective layer of skin.
The NHS says that some types of hair loss are permanent, such as male and female pattern baldness. It’s estimated, for instance, that around 40 percent of women aged 70 years or over experience female-pattern baldness.
Hair loss can be caused by illness, stress, weight loss, some cancer treatment, and iron deficiency. Repeatedly losing and regaining weight can also have an impact on your hair, causing it to become brittle.