Friday, 25 May 2012

Common Causes of Hair Loss - Check it Out!

If you’ve noticed a few hair on your pillowcase or caught in the shower drain, don’t despair. In many cases, hair loss is entirely treatable. So no need to panic! But before you treat the hair lose problem, you should know what is the cause behind the hair fall. In this article, find out some possible and common causes of hair loss.

Couple years back, I had written an article for another site about preventing hair loss. In which I mentioned top 10 healthy foods that help to prevent hair loss. If you are interested you can check that article. In this article I would like to point out five most common and possible causes of hair loss.

Although it is common for men to lose their hair with age, today more women than ever are experiencing hair loss. The causes of hair loss may vary person to person but some of the most common causes are given below:

Anemia: Iron deficiency lowers levels of red blood cells, which are crucial to the health of hair follicles. In this case, iron supplements paired with Vitamin C, which aids iron absorption can work as hair saver.

Certain Meds: Anti-depressants, diuretics etc. may cause of thinning hair. You need to adjust dosage or try another drug after consulting with your doctor.

Hyperthyroidism: Hormone imbalances can raise levels of a chemical called DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) that attacks hair follicles. Prescription meds can help maintain healthy levels.

Low-Calorie Diet: An overly-ambitious weight loss programme can make your hair fall out. Make sure you get foods with high protein and iron. Add nutrient dense foods to your diet.

Stress: Extreme levels cause follicles to go dormant or be attacked by the white blood cells and hair loss can result weeks later. In the case of stress, relaxation via therapy, yoga, meditation etc. works wonder. You can also read How to overcome stress

Hair loss that is genetic is known as androgenetic alopecia and, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, is the most common cause of hair loss. The gene can be inherited from either your mother's or father's side of the family, though you're more likely to have it if both of your parents had hair loss.

These are some common causes of hair lose. Find out the cause that is destroying your hair and causing hair fall. If necessary, consult your doctor for the treatment.


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