Causes of Hair Loss

Hair loss can happen for many reasons and to anybody. It doesn’t only happen to men, and it doesn’t only happen when you get old. Hair loss has no respect for who you are or what you do for a living, and it doesn’t care if you want to experience it or not.

When you begin to notice hair loss, it can be quite shocking that it’s happening to you. Taking the necessary steps to find out why you are going through hair loss is the first step to trying to end it. Hair loss can happen for many reasons, some of which there is no cure for.

  • Stress: If you have recently gone through a stressful situation, whether physically or emotionally, you might experience hair loss. Pregnancy, surgery, an accident, or any other type of physical trauma, can cause you to lose your hair. The same can be said for emotional or mental stress such as job loss, financial pressure, divorce, or a death in your family. If hair loss is caused by a stressful situation, it should end when the situation changes, and the hair should grow back.
  • Illness: Being deficient in certain nutrients can cause illness and hair loss. Cancer, thyroid disease, and even having a zinc deficiency are common things that can cause it, and taking care of the deficiency or becoming better after an illness should make the hair loss stop, and new hair should grow back.
  • Heredity: Both male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness are genetic. If your parents or even your grandparents lost their hair, you may, too. There is no cure for pattern baldness, but there are treatments that can slow down the loss or even keep it under control and cause new growth for as long as the hair loss treatments are used.
  • Medications: Certain medications can have hair loss as a side effect. Cancer drugs, blood thinners, birth control pills and antidepressants are some medications that commonly cause hair loss. Hair loss from medication should end once the medicine is discontinued.

Finding the cause of your hair loss should be the first step to finding a hair loss treatment. If you are experiencing hair loss from stress, illness, or medication, you may want to wait it out and see if it ends when the situation changes. If it’s from pattern baldness, you might want to look into ways to treat the hair loss and begin to grow new hair, or you might even try to find a support group to help you cope with it.

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  1. Helen Says:

    I am 43-years of age but have been experiencing hair loss since age 35. I will loose hair usually on both sides of the front of my hairline and at at other times in other patches of my head. I am iron deficient and find that whenever I stay on top of my dailey iron intake then my hair loss discontinues. I am also peri-menopausal. Does iron deficiencies and peri-menopausal have anything to do with hair loss. By the way I am also Black female and believe stress have a lot to do with it to. Can you tell me if my thinking is accurate and what vitamins promote healthy hair. Currently I am taking a vitaminn B1,B6, Vitamin C, Iron, Potassium, Flax-seed twice daily.

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