Causes of Hair Loss
- Hair loss can effect your confidence and self-esteem.
- You can loose 50-100 Hair/day
- Hair lose can be temporary but commonly permanent.
- Male pattern baldness is a permanent form of hair loss, resulting in thinning hair to the point of loss and no regrowth.
- alopecia is a term used to describe hair loss as well as a reduction in new hair growth
Genetics – Androgenetic Alopecia | Male pattern baldness
- Hair loss can start as early as your teens
- Affects both men and women.
- In women, thinning hair is more predominant
- In men, receding hair or a horseshoe pattern is predominant
Malnutrition and Extreme dieting
- This cause is usually temporary and less common
- The body lacks proper proteins and nutrients required for hair growth and development
- Hair follicles similar age like the rest of your body.
- Hair aging, reduces thickness and integrity becoming thin, and with eventual hair loss.
- Expected in a majority of the population by age 60.
Physical and Emotional Stress
- Stress can take on several forms such as illness, injury, pregnancy, hormonal changes, psycho-social causes, etc.
- Common conditions include, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid disease, iron deficiency, malabsorption syndromes, autoimmune causes such as lupus, fungal infections, etc
- Pregnancy can result in temporary hair loss
- Menopause with hormonal changes can be more permanent hair loss
- Routine blood testing by your physician can help determine some of these causes.
- Medication side effects can be involved in hair loss.
- Common medications include, immunosuppressive agents and chemotherapy used for cancers.
- Meds for birth control, steroids, diabetes, and high blood pressure can cause hair loss.