There are multiple reasons for hair loss and the ways to analyse them too. The most common visible sign of hair loss in men is lack of hair on the forehead and temple area. Women experience the thinning of hair on top of the head. To understand the reasons for hair loss, a doctor will try to learn your medical history and suggest scalp examination and various other tests.

Beyond the usual signs of hair loss, to reinforce the reasons for the hair loss, a doctor may suggest further tests like Scalp and Hair Analysis and Blood Tests.

Scalp and Hair analysis
The doctor will take a sample of your hair and scalp and subject it to medical examinations

Blood tests 
A doctor may also suggest blood tests, to understand medical conditions like hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism

It can also help if you understand the signs of hair loss and the various problems that are affecting hair. Harsh Hairstyles and Treatments, Hormone Imbalances, Illnesses, Medications and Vitamins, Nutritional Deficiency are some of the major reasons for hair loss. 
Types of Alopecia
The reasons for hair loss cures for baldness depend on the trigger that caused hair loss. Hence, it is important to know the types of Alopecia that are listed below with their signs and symptoms. Let's 

The most common form of hair loss in men is Androgenetic Alopecia also known as male-pattern hair loss (MPHL)

  • The signs of hair loss due to Androgenetic Alopecia can be identified as hair loss occurring on the top and front of the head.
  • It begins above the temples and vertex of the scalp.
  • Over time the hairline resides to form a characteristic "M" shape which progressing to partial or complete baldness

A person usually loses around 50 to 150 strands of hair every day. However, there are many signs that you can look for, to stay alert & take care of your hair and save from permanent hair loss.

Hair on Pillow

Excessive amounts of hair on the pillow & in the shower

More strands on hairbrush or comb

Receding hairline or wide widow’s peak 

Itchy, Flaky Scalp

Hair takes longer to grow

Thin wispy hair