Everybody, at some point in their lives, has complained of hair fall or thinning hair. It is important to note that shedding 50-100 hair per day is normal, and it is only when you shed a higher amount of hair, that you need to worry. Hair fall occurs when there is an interruption to regular hair growth and when scar tissues replace hair follicles.
If your parents or close relatives suffer from hair fall, it could hold you prey, too. Heredity can cause a similar hair fall pattern between you and your father/uncle, such as a receding hairline or loss of hair from the crown. Heredity is a major cause of hair fall. Also called ‘male/female pattern baldness,’ it causes each hair-growth cycle to produce thinner, lesser hair, ultimately leading to a complete stop of hair regrowth.
Hair fall in women is primarily due to hormone fluctuations. When the body has a low level of progesterone, a condition called as hyper-estrogen may be caused, which leads to hair fall or thinning of hair. Women who have high levels of testosterone are also likely to have more hair fall. It is common for women to have exceeding hair loss during pregnancy, childbirth or menopause. Problems in the thyroid glands can also cause hair fall.
One of the most common causes for hair fall is stress. Be it physical or emotional, stress is harmful to the body. Anxiety and stress combined lead to several conditions, which in turn result in hair loss. A condition called Alopecia Areata is caused due to stress, in which there is a sudden thinning or loss of hair from all over the body, especially from the scalp. Stress also leads to Telogen Effluvium, a conditionin which one gradually loses hair.
Drugs can lead to hair fall by causing disruption to the scalp hair growth cycle. Medications for cancer, such as chemotherapy and radiation, are known to result in hair fall. Drugs for, depression, heart problems, high blood pressure and arthritis are also detrimental to the hair cycle. A regular use of sleeping pills and birth control pills are well-known factors that causes hair fall. Other reasons that contribute to hair-fall are protein deficiency, anaemia and weight-loss.
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