Hair - 10 Reasons Why It May Be Falling Out

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I was delighted to receive this great article from Mandy Kester of iMonty.com which discusses why we may be experiencing and suffering from hair loss. Hair loss is actually very common and is definitely more common in men, but women suffer from it as well. This great article provides us with 10 potential reasons why we may be experiencing hair loss and what we can do about it. It might be more treatable than you think. The artivle suugest that we need to know the cause before you can find a solution. Below are 10 possible reasons as to why you may be experiencing hair loss.

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1.  Vitamin A Overdose

It is very uncommon to overdose on Vitamin A, but it is very possible if it is in someone’s daily dietary supplements. One should check their supplement facts and make sure there isn’t more than 5,000 international units of Vitamin A, which is the daily recommended value. You can check Analyze That to see which supplements have the best reviews and also what ingredients are found in each.

2.  Not Enough Protein, Vitamin B, Or Iron

If one doesn’t get enough protein, their body may try to conserve the protein they do have by stopping hair growth. A vitamin B deficiency is pretty uncommon but also easily treatable as well as any hair loss caused by an iron deficiency or anemia.

3.  Stress - Physical Or Emotional

When someone goes through something stressful, whether it be physical or emotional, it causes trauma to their body which can trigger a type of hair loss called telogen effluvium. A stressful time can shock the natural progression of hair and force it to go into its shedding phase.

4.  Male Pattern Baldness

Male Pattern Baldness is very common and is actually caused by a mixture of genetics and sex hormones. It usually starts with hair receding at the temples which leads to an M-shaped hairline.

5.  Genetics or Aging

Unfortunately, no one can control their own genetics, which is why genetic hair loss is the most common cause of it. Also, aging is a natural part of living and it most of the time will come with hair loss. There is no way to really prevent hair loss from aging, which is why there are wigs and scarves in this world.

6.  Alopecia Areata

It’s a possibility that a person has an overactive immune system which causes the body to see the hair as a bad foreign object and accidentally targets it. This is called Alopecia Areata.

7.  A Lot of Weight Loss

If one loses a lot of weight suddenly, it is considered a physical trauma, which can cause thinning of their hair. It is even possible if the weight loss was necessary. It may be a sign of an eating disorder if someone has lost a ton of weight in a short amount of time and also has noticeable hair loss.

8.  Hormonal Changes- Birth Control, Pregnancy, PCOS, or Hypothyroidism

Taking different birth-control pills or stopping them completely may cause a woman to lose their hair quickly just like after a woman gives birth. It is very common for a woman to lose hair at that point because their body has just been through a lot of stress as well as their emotions. PCOS stands for polycystic ovary syndrome, which is actually a hormonal imbalance in both men and women’s sex hormones caused by an excess of androgens. One of its symptoms is hair thinning along with a few other things. Hypothyroidism means that a person’s body is producing not enough of the necessary thyroid hormone. This can cause their hair, nails, and skin to become more fragile and therefore break more easily.

9.  Certain Medications, Steroids, Or Cancer Treatment

There are certain medications that may increase hair loss. Medications such as, blood thinners, beta-blockers, methotrexate, lithium, NSAIDS, and antidepressants, all may be causes for hair loss. Anabolic steroids have also been shown to cause hair loss just like polycystic ovary disease. And as most of you may already know, most cancer treatments, especially chemotherapy, will most likely cause hair loss.

10.    Straining of the Hair - Vigorous Styling & Trichotillomania

Any constant strain and pull of the hair will cause it to be weaker and fall out. The hair may never grow back if the practices that are being done affect the hair root. Someone can strain their hair by always getting tight braids, using a chemical relaxer, heating tools, or have an impulse control disorder (trichotillomania) that will cause them to keep pulling and tugging.

 

 

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