Most people normally shed 50 to 100 hairs a day. This usually doesn’t cause noticeable thinning of scalp hair because new hair is growing in at the same time. Hair loss occurs when this cycle of hair growth and shedding is disrupted or when the hair follicle is destroyed and replaced with scar tissue.
The exact cause of hair loss may not be fully understood, but it’s usually related to one or more of the following factors:
- Family history (heredity)
- Hormonal changes
- Medical conditions
Family history (heredity)
The most common cause of hair loss is a hereditary condition called male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness. It usually occurs gradually and in predictable patterns — a receding hairline and bald spots in men and thinning hair in women.
Heredity also affects the age at which you begin to lose hair, the rate of hair loss and the extent of baldness. Pattern baldness is most common in men and can begin as early as puberty. This type of hair loss may involve both hair thinning and miniaturization (hair becomes soft, fine and short.
Hormonal changes. Hormonal changes and imbalances can cause temporary hair loss. This could be due to pregnancy, childbirth or the onset of menopause. Hormone levels are also affected by the thyroid gland, so thyroid problems may cause hair loss.
Patchy hair loss. This type of no scarring hair loss is called alopecia areata (It occurs when the body’s immune system attacks hair follicles — causing sudden hair loss that leaves smooth, roundish bald patches on the skin.
Scalp infections. Infections, such as ringworm, can invade the hair and skin of your scalp, leading to scaly patches and hair loss. Once infections are treated, hair generally grows back.
Other skin disorders. Diseases that cause scarring alopecia may result in permanent loss at the scarred areas. These conditions include lichen planus, some types of lupus and sarcoidosis.
Hair-pulling disorder. This condition, also called trichotillomania), causes people to have an irresistible urge to pull out their hair, whether it’s from the scalp, the eyebrows or other areas of the body.
Medications. Hair loss can be caused by drugs used for cancer, arthritis, depression, heart problems, high blood pressure and birth control. Intake of too much vitamin A may cause hair loss as well.
Are you suffering from hair loss Issue ?
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I love my hair. I do not want to lose it.
I have always had scanty hair but my hair does not drop.
you are lucky if your hair does not drop
I don’t have this problem but many do for the reasons you listed.
Yeah , there are many other reason of hair fall as well , I may mention in next article
My hair has always been thick. I have no problems because I no longer color my hair, I do not use hairspray or any goop products and let my hair just grow naturally
that’s really great , this really good practices i believe , A person should be original
Aging is another natural cause for hair loss.
Yes I agree with you Dawn
You didn’t mention that one cause could becausecof improper diet, and not enough protein. Also if someonecis undergoing Chemotherapy the hair can fall out.
Yeah , you have indeed pointed out very valid reason , Thank you Reacahal