Fact: we all lose about 50 to 100 strands every day. Hair falls out as part of its cycle. Very much like the cycle of how the skin renews itself, hair grows, falls out and is replaced by a newer strand.
Hair fall becomes a problem when you think you are losing more strands than the daily average, and when this is accompanied by anything unusual in or on your body. Hair fall can be more than a sign of aging and may be a symptom of some medical condition. While determining the causes behind hair fall or hair loss is challenging and will require the services of an expert, we’re listing down some of the usual causes.
Hereditary Hair Loss
Yes, hair fall may be inherited from your parents or grandparents. Formally known as Androgenetic Alopecia, the condition starts early in your 20s and for women, a symptom is a thinning hairline behind the bangs.
Iron deficiency makes you feel weak, lethargic and unable to focus. This condition in which you lack in red blood cells (which carry oxygen to the different parts of the body) interferes with the ideal growth and cycle of the hair.
The thyroid hormone is responsible for many bodily functions including skin turnover and the growth of your hair and nails. When the body produces an insufficient amount for the body’s use, you can expect that it will find ways to tell you—excessive hair shedding, being one.
Telogen Effluvium refers to excessive hair fall after extreme stress caused by conditions such as pregnancy and drastic weight loss. This type of excessive hair fall may also result as a side effect of certain medications. What happens is that the hair’s normal cycle is fast-tracked; the growing phase is faster, takes up less time before it reaches resting phase and shedding phase.
There are scalp conditions such as psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis that make it difficult for hair to grow and go through its cycle. An unhealthy scalp makes for an unhealthy mane.
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