Reasons Why You’re Losing Your Hair
Hair loss is a very common condition and affects most people at some time in their lives. While it is true that men are more likely to lose their hair than women due to MPB also known as Male Pattern Baldness, thinning hair and hair loss are also common in women and the effect is devastating and demoralizing both physically and emotionally.
Reasons for hair loss and hair thinning can either be simple and temporary or a more complex like an underlying health condition. Now we have to identify the reason to address the hair loss or hair thinning properly and know what the best cure and treatment can be done.
- One of the most common causes of hair thinning and hair loss is in the genes. If you notice that parents or relatives have thin hair or balding, then you are prone to become like them, while men will experience receding hairline, women on the other hand experience a widening on their part.
- Sudden weight loss is a form of physical trauma that can result in thinning hair. This could even happen even if weight loss is good for you. It is also possible that the dramatic change in your weight is stressing your body and not eating right can result to vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Loss of hair along with noticeable weight loss may also be a sign of eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia. Make sure that you still get to eat right and with the correct amount of proportions that your body needs to be healthy without sacrificing what your hair and skin needs.
- Lupus and Anemia are also medical conditions that can cause hair loss. Hair loss is the common side effect of lupus because of the medications used to treat it. Iron deficiency in anemia can also cause hair loss. “It sends your body into survival mode, so your body channels oxygen to support vital functions as opposed to ones like keeping your hair intact” explains Dr.Moritz Don’t panic if there are a few hairs in your drain though, Most scalps lose about 100 strands of air on a good day.
- Medications like blood thinners, beta blockers and anti-depressants also cause hair to thin out. Consult with your doctors if you notice a sudden change in your hair so your doctor can adjust the dose or switch to another medicine.
Losing your hair can need an easy fix or may be trickier to treat, but the more you know about the reason and the cause the easier the treatment will be. There are so many treatment options available in the market today and I am sure that you fill find one that’s best for you and your hair.