Progressive hair loss that doesn’t create a complete baldness. In this case, the hair looks weak and lifeless, and the person gets a feeling of scarcity.
This type of problem can happen, among other factors, due to endocrine causes, problems in the endocrine glands such as hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, which is why it’s more common among women. It can also occur due to the use of medication that may influence diffuse hair loss and hair weakening, such as anticoagulants, chemotherapy treatments, psychiatric drugs, oral contraceptives, among others.
Another factor is nutrition since it’s of the utmost importance for hair health and for the prevention of diffuse alopecia. If the hair doesn’t get the necessary nutrients for its development, it will become dry, breakable, and thin. As a result, eating disorders, such as nervous anorexia or bulimia, also contribute to the development of alopecia.