The Sympathetic Nervous System controls and influences all biological aspects of the hair, the bulb and the whole of the follicle. In severe cases, the nerves can adversely affect blood supply and nutrition to the hair, which becomes thin, weak and fragile. Often, hair bulbs are starved to death.
This condition can be caused by an over- or under-active thyroid. The symptoms of hair loss due to this condition range from dry hair, porous hair and thinning at the front hairline (around the edge of the forehead) to excessive hair loss in a short space of time (also known as telefluvin hair loss).
This type of hair loss is normally brought on by extreme hormonal imbalances in young women as well as menopausal women. The signs in young women can be varied with symptoms such as heavy menstrual cycles, and heavy metals absorbed in the body. Menopausal women begin normally around the ages of 43 to 50 to produce more of the male hormone testosterone as the body decreases in the production of estrogen.
Some of the symptoms are as follows: fluctuations of hormones, hysterectomies and young women with fluctuating menstrual cycles. This is a normal process because of our endocrine system. But if conditions worsen, it could be an underlying problem that needs to be attended to by an endocrinologist.
This condition is becoming a very common scalp complaint. Under the influence of stress and worries, the scalp tightens to an extent where, in most severe cases, it is impossible or very difficult to physically move it around the skull. Unless treated, this condition can become chronic, with very detrimental effects on the hair.
A tight scalp hinders the natural biological functions. The blood and lymphatic circulation, the elimination of toxins and nutritional supplies are all restricted. The scalp becomes dry, thin, often itchy, and in some cases associated with Hyperhidrosis. The hair will lose vitality and become limp and lifeless. The bulbs are also affected, becoming anemic with very poor mitosis (cellular division).
The long and often short-term effects of this condition lead to hair thinning, the gravity of which increases progressively. These effects can easily be seen in middle-aged to elderly women showing a shiny scalp with very sparse, poor and fine hair.
Fibrosis is a skin condition that generally occurs with aging that causes constriction around the hair follicles, making it difficult for the hair to break through the scalp. With the microscopic test, we are able to recognize the hairs affected by the hardening of the conjunctive sheath, but to assess the presence of Fibrosis, it is also necessary to use a mask print identifier.
By taking a print of the inside of the upper arm, it is possible to see the image of the skin and the possible presence of Fibrosis. Because the upper arm has a very regular conjunctive structure, much more precise than that of the face, this makes it much easier to detect any abnormalities in the pattern of the elastic fibers.
"Unless treated, Scalp Induration can become chronic, with very detrimental effects on the hair."