What causes hair loss? Hair loss can happen for many reasons. Sometimes it is only temporary, but other times it can be permanent. 40 percent of men begin balding before the age of 40. Here are a few causes of hair loss.
Age is a common cause. Age affects many things in our body including the hormones responsible for hair growth. It can also cause hair follicles to die. When the follicle in the scalp dies, it is impossible for hair regrowth.
Different illnesses and medical conditions can also cause hair loss. Fever, infection on the scalp, thyroid imbalances, and other skin disorders such as lupus. Usually when the medical condition is cured, hair will grow back. Although, if the scalp is damaged or scarred, there is a chance that hair will not grow back.
Hormone changes or imbalances is another one of the causes of hair loss. Hormone changes happen with pregnancy or with giving birth. The starting or stopping of hormonal birth control pills, and menopause. During these times it is not uncommon to lose over 100 hairs per day.
Certain medications can cause both permanent and temporary hair loss. Many of these drugs are commonly used to treat conditions such as arthritis, depression, heart irregularities, high blood pressure and cancer. Cancer drugs such as chemotherapy are well known to cause temporary all over hair loss.
Hair products like dyes, chemical straighteners, or bleaching can kill hair follicles. Excessive heat from a dryer is also very damaging.
Male or female pattern baldness can be inherited from either parents. This can cause receding hairline or thinning of hair in early years.
Certain hairstyles can damage both the follicles and the scalp. Tight braiding such as corn rows, tight pigtails, and other hairstyles that are worn for long periods of time including dreadlocks.
Environmental influences are also what causes hair loss. Exposure to xrays, harmful vapors for gas, pollution, or failure to consume a good diet.
Psychological hair pulling disorders are often overlooked as one of the common causes of hair loss.. It is a form of obsessive compulsive disorder in which the person experiences an irresistible urge to pull out or rip out hair.
Stress, or depression, can also be a cause for hair loss. The symptoms are usually temporary. They are usually accompanied by weight loss. When having these problems, you should seek medical help. These are the most common causes that can affect your hair. Some things can be avoidable, however, some things can not be avoided. If you are nervous about your hair, please give me a call to set up a hair and scalp screening. We have several successful hair therapy programs that might be a great solution for your hair problem.
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