When I first found out that my hair is falling out a lot more than usual, I panicked. It took me a lot of time to figure out why this is happening and what to do. Everyday thousands of men and women stumble upon the same problem, and many researchers are trying to solve it. If you have similar problems, this blog post may help you to find answers quicker. It is possible that your first question is the same as mine was – “why is this happening to me?”
Most common causes of hair loss
Genetics: The most common cause is androgenic alopecia, which is an inherited hair loss pattern. It can begin even when you are young, although risk increases with age. This hereditary hair loss is more common among men, but many women have this problem too.
Health conditions: Some infections and diseases can also give you problems with the hair. For example, fungal scalp infection causes bald patches to develop; Thyroid disease can change hair density. In most cases, you will need prescribed medications to cure these conditions.
Medications: Many medications have a slight risk of causing some degree of hair thinning as a side effect. However, the probability is usually very low. The highest risk of such side effects is from cancer treatments, including chemotherapy.
Nutrition: Poor nutrition, such as being on a strict weight-loss diet, can cause your hair to become thinner. When your body does not receive enough vitamins, minerals and other needed nutrients, it will not be able to grow new hair and keep them healthy as efficiently as before. Studies show that deficiencies of iron, zinc, protein and general malnutrition can make your hair fall out faster.
Stress: People of various professions are used to working under constant stress. Unfortunately, high levels of stress can inhibit hair growth. It means that physical or emotional stress may cause a situation when your hair fall out faster than it can grow. Use of cheap hair dryers can also be the reason for hair damage and eventually loss of hair. Always use good quality hair dryers or use more advanced hair dryers that uses ionic technology which is healthy for hair.