Top 5 Reasons For Hair Loss
As most men age, they begin to experience hair loss, sometimes even starting while in their teen years. However, most men don’t really know, or really even try to prevent hair loss. Additionally, some women also experience hair loss, but instead of just accepting it, as most men do, they become very anxious. However, there are some ways that you can avoid losing your hair simply by first, eating a healthy diet and second, attempting to avoid the other main causes of hair loss.
Hormonal Abnormalities – There are certain hormonal problems that have been shown to lead to hair loss. Some of these abnormalities include elevated levels of testosterone, too much or too little thyroid hormone, high insulin levels, and polycystic ovary syndrome (women with elevated levels of testosterone and insulin).
Local Trauma – Putting stress on your hair can cause very serious damage that could lead to hair loss. Things like cornrows or putting your hair in tight hairbands can cause the breaking of hair at the base. Some chemical treatments, like hair dye, can damage the follicles, especially if the use of chemicals occurs often. Certain insects, such as lice can also contribute to hair loss.
Scalp Inflammation – Certain skin condition that cause inflammation, like eczema, seborrhea, and psoriasis, can lead to hair loss in patches that often have red and scaly skin underneath. Bacterial and fungal scalp infections can cause problems similar to inflammatory skin conditions. However, an autoimmune condition called alopecia areata can cause patches of hair loss with any redness.
Medications – When you start taking certain medications, you may notice some hair loss. Among the most common medications that cause hair loss are steroids and chemotherapy. Medications may result in temporary or even permanent hair loss, but if they’re saving your life I would think this would be one of those times to just accept the fact that you’re probably going to have to give up your hair on this one.
Psychological Factors – Many psychological conditions are actually very common for causing hair loss. Among these psychological factors are, stress, anxiety, depression …etc. While many people do not know these factors cause hair loss, or even realize that these psychological factors are affecting them. Try to find some time during the day that you can just relax, even if it’s just 5 minutes. If you begin to notice different habits forming or feelings of constant sadness you may be developing depression and you should probably talk to a doctor.
Additionally, there are certain medications and creams that can be used to restore hair to your scalp. Talk with a doctor before using these medicines to make sure they are safe for you.