Why Hair loss?


3/13/20232 min read

Hair loss can occur due to a variety of reasons, including:

  1. Genetics: One of the most common reasons for hair loss is genetics. Androgenetic alopecia, also known as male-pattern or female-pattern baldness, is a hereditary condition that causes hair to thin and eventually fall out.

  2. Hormonal changes: Hormonal changes can also lead to hair loss. This can occur during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause, as well as due to conditions such as thyroid disorders and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

  3. Medical conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as alopecia areata (an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss), scalp infections, and trichotillomania (a hair-pulling disorder), can also cause hair loss.

  4. Medications: Certain medications, such as chemotherapy drugs, blood thinners, and antidepressants, can cause hair loss as a side effect.

  5. Nutritional deficiencies: A lack of certain nutrients, such as iron, zinc, and vitamin D, can contribute to hair loss.

  6. Hairstyling habits: Hairstyling habits such as frequent use of heat styling tools and tight hairstyles (e.g. tight braids or ponytails) can damage hair follicles and contribute to hair loss.

It's important to note that some hair loss is normal, as people naturally shed 50-100 hairs a day. However, if you are experiencing significant hair loss or thinning, it's important to consult with a healthcare professional to determine the underlying cause and potential treatment options.

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