The Reasons for Hair Loss

Date: 22 April 2016

Having thick and shiny hair is always desirable and seen as the sign of being healthy. When you realize that you are beginning to lose your hair, immediately you start looking for a couple of ways to hide your thinning hair or taking medicines to halt your hair loss. However, if you don’t know the real cause, your hair loss will continue. Before searching for the cures, you need to look into the reasons behind it.

There may be many different reasons why you experience hair loss. To learn the exact cause behind your hair loss, you should always consult your doctor or trichologist. Here are the most common ones:

Family History: One of the main reasons is hereditary, which means that it’s passed down from your parents. This type of hair loss is called as androgenetic alopecia, also known as male pattern hair loss. With this type of hair loss, you lose your hair slowly and, if the necessary precautions are not taken, hair loss increases with age.

Stress: Another reason can be stress. When you are under pressure or stressed, it is normal to have hair loss. Once you feel relaxed again, most probably, shedding more hairs will stop. However, if you have severe stress or low self-confidence, if you are under depression, then hair loss can be permanent or it can make you go bald quicker.

Diseases: If you have undergone an operation or chemotherapy, then hair loss may occur. Thyroid disease is a kind of disease that could cause your hair to fall out excessively. Hormonal changes can also affect hair growth patterns.

Diet: Your hair needs a balanced diet that provides all the vitamins and minerals. For example, if you are not having enough protein, then it is likely that you will lose your hair. A lack of Vitamin C and iron deficiency are other reasons of hair loss.

Ageing: Hair loss is also associated with ageing. Nearly all people experience hair loss when they get older. Especially for the people at their 50s or 60s, it is common to see hair loss.


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