There are certain health conditions that can cause you to lose body hair. Here is a list of some of them.
1. Hormonal imbalance.
Women may lose hair when the have the condition; Polycystic ovary syndrome. This is a health condition that can affect your hormone levels such that you will begin to experience the male pattern of hair loss. However, there will not be complete baldness as is seen in men.
2. Autoimmune disorder.
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder where your immune system attacks the hair follicles making it hard for the hair to grow. You may get unpredictable bald patches. That is, either on your head or on any other parts of your body. Sometimes the hair all over your body may fall off. Such a condition where the hair all over our body is lost is know as Alopecia universalis.
3. Thyroid conditions.
If your hair loss comes with an experience of fatigue, muscle weakness, weight loss or weight gain, or dryness of the skin, then you might have a problem with your thyroid gland.
Type two diabetes affects more than your blood sugar levels. It can also damage the cells in your hair follicles. You may start to notice hair loss before you are even diagnosed with diabetes. Your hair can also become thinner or it may take a long time to grow after you trim it. You can also start to lose the hair in the parts of your leg below your knees because of poor blood circulation due to diabetes.
5. Genetic hair disorders.
You can be born with a condition that affects hair growth. One of them is known as hypertrichosis. That is when you are born with sparse, thin and fragile body hair. This might be the nature of your hair throughout your lifetime or you might go bald or keep losing hair with time.
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