Having about 100000 hair on the scalp, it will not make a big difference if you shed 50-100 hair a day. That’s the part of hair growth cycle as the new hair will take place of the old ones. As you grow older, your hair start to shed and tend to get thin and loose its natural glow gradually, but due to various other factors, you may loose huge numbers of hair and may even face complete baldness. Here are the few common causes that make you loose your beautiful hair.
1. Genetic Factors
One of the possible cause behind your hair loss could be the culprit genes that you get from your parents. Genetic hair loss is very common (specially in men). The genetic hair loss mostly follows the balding pattern and is very difficult to cure. Although, many medications have been discovered to treat the hair loss caused by genetic factors, but all such treatments have shown very little satisfied results.
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2. Hormonal Factors.
One of the most common cause of hair loss is the heredity condition which can also be termed as male-pattern baldness and female-pattern baldness for men and women respectively . In people, who are genetically susceptible, some particular hormonal changes take place which trigger the permanent pattern of hair loss. This type of condition is more common in males than their females counterparts. The signs of such hair loss pattern start to appear as soon as the person attends the period of puberty.
Hormonal changes may also cause temporary hair loss like during the pregnancy, child birth, and discontinuation of birth control pills in women.
3. Medical Conditions
Not only the hormonal changes, but some medical conditions may also be corrupt and cause you to loose your hair. Some of such common conditions are:
Thyroid problems: Thyroid glands are known to regulate the levels of hormones in the body. If the glands undergo any problems, they may not be able to control hormones properly which ends up in loosing hair.
Alopecea areata: This is a type of hair loss which occur when the immune system of the body get weaker and attacks the hair follicles. In such a hair loss pattern, you will see smooth and round patches of hair loss.
Scalp Infections: Infection like ringworm can sometimes also cause hair loss. Such infection attacks the skin and hair on the scalp making them disappear. In this condition, you just need to treat the infection and your hair will grow back normally to its place.
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4. Use of Medications
Hair loss can be caused by drugs used to treat:
- Heart problems
- High blood pressure
5. Iron deficiency
Women undergoing heavy periods or who do not consume enough iron-rich foods may be prone to iron deficiency, in which blood doesn’t have enough red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen to cells throughout your body giving you the energy you need. Iron deficiency causes extreme fatigue, weakness, and pale skin. You may also notice headaches, difficulty in concentration, cold hands and feet, and hair loss.
6. Excessive Use Of styling Products
Too much shampooing, styling, and dyeing can harm your tresses. Heat and chemicals weaken the hair, causing it to break and fall out. Often, it’s a combination of treatments—keratin, coloring, and blow-drying, for instance—that does the damage.
If the fallout is occurring from external damage caused by styling, it will simply break, and you won’t see those club-shaped telogen bulbs at the ends.
When you are suffering from extreme hair loss, it is better to consult the dermatologist. He or she will examine your condition and may recommend you treatment according to your specific condition. Along with such treatments, there are many homemade hair loss treatments that have shown tremendous improvements in people facing hair fall. You can follow the same and see how this works for you.