Causes of Hair Loss

Understanding the Causes of Hair Loss

Losing about 50 to 80 stands of hair per day is considered normal, but if you start losing more than that and if you notice that the lost ones are not being replaced which significantly thins your hair out, then maybe its time to think about why this is happening, so you can find a solution to it sooner.

It’s important to educate yourself so you will know what to do when the situation arises. So what causes hair loss? What are the things that trigger it? Learn about the reasons why you are losing hair:

 

Genetics

For both men and women, genetics is the most common cause of hair loss. Male pattern baldness affects two in three men, and it is most common among Caucasian males. Female pattern baldness causes hair loss for females, but it is not as common as the genetic condition of males. The genes for baldness are manifested as the individual ages. Thus, hair loss is commonly associated with ageing rather than genetics.

 

Hormones

Hormones are important for hair growth cycle, imbalance in your hormones may lead to temporary or permanent hair loss or thinning of the hair strands. Specifically having excess male hormones, androgens, can cause hair loss for both men and women. Taking pills or drugs that mess with your hormonal balance such as steroids, antidepressants or oral contraception may also lead to hair loss.

 

Stress

Physical stress such as an accident or an illness may mess with your hair’s growth cycle causing hair to thin out after the traumatic event. Emotional stress is also another trigger that should be avoided, as it has been shown to have a more long term effect on hair growth.

 

Other Illnesses

Some medical conditions such as anaemia, hyperthyroidism, vitamin B deficiency and certain forms of auto-immune disease can cause hair loss. Some conditions are temporary and the hair loss can be reversed once the cause has been identified and solved.

 

Diet and Weight Loss

Extreme and sudden weight loss is often viewed by the body as a physical trauma that triggers it to shed some hair. Not having enough protein and other minerals in your diet can also cause hair loss as the body will not have enough material to replace the lost hair strands.

 

Over Styling

Certain hairstyles and treatments that pull on the hair follicles can cause traction alopecia that results to hair loss. Try to avoid cornrows or other hairstyles that are too tight. Some treatments such as hot oils and permanent hair dyes can cause inflammation and even scarring that may lead to permanent hair loss.

Some causes of hair loss are easily solved just by changing your diet or targeting the root cause of the condition. For others where hair loss is permanent and irreversible, there’s always hair transplant solution.

To start on the road toward great results today, call our hair transplant centre to schedule a consultation.