Hair loss causes

Men and women from all walks of life have experienced problems with thinning hair. However, there are a range of issues that can cause this kind of problem, so in order to help repair your hair loss problems you will need to find the cause that is most closely linked with you. The first thing you will need to understand is that your hair periodically goes through various stages of growth and inactivity. During the time your hair is growing at a natural level it should grow approximately one half inch a month. However, during the three to four month phase when your hair is not growing at a regular interval, your scalp will shed hair. Then, a new hair will appear in the follicle and will grow again.

One of the main hair loss causes that can affect both men and women is pattern baldness. This occurs when the growth of new hair does not occur on a regular basis. On top of this the hairs that do grow in are not as thick or as sturdy, so they tend to fall out more easily. Since the new hairs are not growing on a regular basis to replace those that are lost, this leads to a thinning of the hair. This kind of hair loss is hereditary, so the chances of you having a problem increase if there is a pattern of baldness in your family history.

One of the first things that you should check if you are experiencing hair loss but are uncertain as to the cause is that you are getting enough minerals and vitamins in your diet; specifically iron, as well as protein. Of all of the hair loss causes mentioned, this is one of the most easily remedied, and is done so by taking a daily vitamin.

People who have problems with lupus, diabetes, or other autoimmune diseases (like thyroid) may experience hair loss as well. While the reasons these diseases can cause hair loss are uncertain, it is clear that people with these problems are more likely to experience thinning hair, and possibly even balding problems. Some researchers believe that the diseases may act as a trigger for those people who already carry a genetic predisposition to pattern baldness. However, the good news is that people who experience problems because of a disease are more likely to re-grow their hair when they are able to get their disease stabilized.

Some common hair loss causes for people who do not have a genetic link to pattern baldness can include stress, fatigue, or tightly woven hairstyles. If you have recently experienced a large level of stress you may find that you are losing more hair than usual. However, this is just a perfectly common reaction of the body to the situation. Once your stress levels decrease you will find that the new hair will grow back in a regular cycle, and your hair’s thickness will eventually re-establish itself. The same can be said of fatigue that has occurred because of recent diet changes, constantly running a fever, having medical procedures done, or something else that could affect your metabolism. Once your body has recovered and regulated itself, your hair growth should return to a more normal state.

However, if you are losing your hair due to styles that pull on your hair follicles, you may lose the hair permanently. This is because scarring can occur which can then lead to the hair follicles being damaged to such an extent that they then are prevented from growing hair normally again. So, if you are experiencing hair loss and are someone who routinely pulls up their hair in a tight style, you will need to stop doing this immediately in order to ensure there is no further damage done to the follicles.

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Last updated on Mar 20th, 2010 and filed under Skin Care. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

1 Response for “Hair loss causes”

  1. wimukthi says:

    I have to say that i’m 21 years old; i’m losing my hair.When my father was in my age he didn’t have to face this problem. Can i know what should i do next? I need my hair back. Please help me.

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