Reasons behind hair loss

It has been estimated that around one-third of women experience excessive hair loss at some point in their lifetime.7 It’s considered normal to lose about 100 hairs every day and scalp contains about 100,000 hairs.6 However, if you see bald patches or lots of thinning, you may be experiencing hair loss.1 If you are experiencing excessive hair loss, there could be several reasons behind it. Some of the common ones include:9

Family history has been the main focus of hair loss and having a close relative with hair loss has been linked to increased risk of hair loss. The typical pattern, known as female-pattern baldness in women, usually occurs gradually and in predictable patterns of thinning of hair.9

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Hormones are known to play a key role in the hair growth and re-growth. Certain conditions that alter the hormonal balance are known to have a detrimental effect on hair health. Some of the common conditions that lead to changes in hormonal status are seen with:9

  • Pregnancy
  • Child birth
  • Menopause

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Some medical conditions are known to cause hair loss: Some of the common ones include:9

  • Immune abnormalities in our body
  • Scalp infections (ringworm or scaly patches)
  • Diseases that cause scarring on the scalp
  • Hair-pulling disorder (irresistible urge to remove hair)
  • High fever

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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 lead to hair loss as well.9

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Nutrition plays an important role in hair health. Hair is made up of proteins, and it’s obvious that quality protein metabolism with essential amino acids is an important determinant of hair health and risk of hair loss. In addition, certain micronutrients such as vitamins are also thought to play a key role in maintaining a balanced hair growth cycle, thus preventing hair loss.10

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In addition to the obvious causes, hair loss could result from several other reasons. Some of them include:7

  • Severe emotional stress
  • Crash diets, especially those that do not contain enough protein
  • Excessive shampooing and blow-drying
  • Hair styles that put too much tension on the hair follicles (pigtails or cornrows)
  • A trigger event (physical or emotional shock)

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