Thursday, 31 May 2012

''Reasons for hair loss''

●► Reasons for hair loss :-

There are several reasons for hair loss. Here are some of the most common and major causes of hair loss.

1. Genetic Hair loss can run in families and you may inherit the trend of losing your hair early. This kind of hair loss is unavoidable and you may not have any control over it. However seeking professional advice can slow down the process a little.
2. Hormonal changes :- Hormonal changes that occur due to pregnancy, child birth, birth control pills, Menopause or abnormal activity of Thyroid gland can all lead to hair loss. Treating hormonal imbalances may be effective in controlling hair loss.
3. Illness :- Certain health conditions like diabetes, lupus and cancer can affect the normal functioning of the body, which may lead to hair loss.
4. Medication :- Certain drugs used to treat arthritis, depression, high blood pressure, gout and heart diseases can cause hair loss.
5. Poor diet :- Deficiency of protein and iron can also lead to hair loss. Consult your doctor about iron deficiency test and for appropriate treatment.
6. Stress :- Hair loss can occur due to stress. Learning to deal with stress and practicing relaxation techniques can be helpful.
7. Lack of sleep :- Inadequate sleep leads to health problems which may indirectly result in hair thinning and hair loss. Having healthy sleeping habits can reduce hair fall gradually.
8. Alopecia areata :- This is an autoimmune disease characterized by hair loss and re-growth of hair continuously.
9. Cicatricial alopecia :- This condition is characterized by inflammation and scarring of follicles leading to permanent hair loss.
10. Traction alopecia :- This condition is caused due to excessive hairstyling or hairstyles that pull hair too tightly. This can be prevented by avoiding certain hairstyles.
11. Hair treatments :- Various chemicals used in bleaching, dying, straightening and perming can be harmful to hair follicles and lead to hair loss. Hair fall can also be caused due to over styling and excessive brushing.
12. Scalp infection :- Fungal infection like Ringworm can invade the hair follicles leading tohair loss. In this condition, hair grows normally once the infection istreated.
13. Trichotillomania :- Inthis condition, the patients have a mental illness of having anirresistible urge to pull out their hair leaving patch of bald spots.

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