Are you losing your hair? It could be because of these 5 reasons
Did you find a bald spot while running your fingers through the strands? We know you must have panicked. Hair loss can be frustrating! It can give one nightmares till the time it isn’t treated. Men are more likely to lose hair because of male pattern baldness and it is becoming prevalent in women too. Believe it or not but your hair is not thinning because you’re aging. There are many other reasons why hair fall happens. Let’s look at some of the common ones.
- Stress: Did you just have a breakup? Are you facing a financial crisis? Or is there any other issue bothering you? Stress can cause hair thinning and shedding. It can manifest in forms like personal life problems, professional life issues, surgery or dramatic weight loss. When you are under stress, you might face many physical symptoms apart from hair loss, like upset stomach, headache, trouble concentrating, and a continuous anxiousness. Hair loss occurring because of stress is termed as Telogen Effluvium. It results in excessive hair loss because of disruption in the natural growth of hair. The hair falls out in lumps while brushing or styling. Bringing your stress levels under control can help restore your body’s hair growth process.
- Male pattern baldness: It is also known as androgenic alopecia. It happens in more than 50% of the men aged 50 and above. Having a family history of male baldness is another strong reason behind it. The hair growth cycle weakens, which results in shorter and finer strands and when growth cycle ends, no new hair grows at its place. Men who have close ones with male pattern baldness are at a greater risk. Hair transplant is not the ideal treatment for androgenic alopecia, it can always be treated with hair loss medication. It is a good option for people whose hair loss has not been stabilized or is still in the early stages.
- Hypothyroidism: Thyroid occurs when the thyroid gland produces either too much or too less of certain hormones. When the hormone production is disrupted (T3 and T4) it leaves an impact on the other functions of the body. Hypothyroidism causes weight gain, depression, fatigue, and hair loss. This condition develops slowly. So if you feel your hair is getting brittle, dry, and thinning on your scalp and body then do get tested for thyroid.
- Lack of Protein: Hair is made up of a kind of protein called keratin, which is produced in the hair follicles. If your body is not getting enough protein then it will ration by cutting off the protein to the hair follicles. Each strand goes through growing, resting, and ultimately the shedding phase. Due to lack of protein, a large number of strands will enter into the resting phase simultaneously, which will result into hair loss. Your daily protein intake should be at least 30% of the total calorie consumption. Don’t worry if you are a vegetarian or a vegan, there are various protein sources for you to consume.
- Over styling: Using too many heat styling tools and products on the hair can cause the hair to fall out. Extreme styling includes using heating tools, tight braids, hair weaves, and chemical relaxes to straighten the hair. These practices affect the roots directly, which ultimately hampers the growth of hair. It is recommended to use hair protectants before using any styling tool, letting your hair air dry, and using conditioner after shampooing.
While flipping through glossy magazine covers, you are bound to come across hair products advertisements that claim to give your hair natural boost and shine. But it is always recommended to visit a hair clinic. The hair transplant technicians can guide you on the kind of products to use, hair loss medications, hair transplant, and anything and everything about your tassels. Revive Hair and Skin Clinic has a team of two dedicated hair technicians offering excellent clinical results and treatments guaranteed to show the best results.
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