The condition of your hair shows your overall health condition, so it shouldn’t be neglected. There are many reasons why hair loss is happening and I’ll try to highlight the most common of them.
Excessive ironing, blow drying and tight bands usually damage hair as well, but there is the activity that breaks your hair the most, and it is combing. Wet hair is more likely to break, so the excessive combing (especially with narrow-toothed comb) will cause great pressure and may have a dramatic effect on your hair health. The external damage factors also include bad weather and dust.
Many women over the age of 50 suffer from an imbalance of thyroid hormone, which is responsible for metabolism. Too much of this hormone may cause weight loss, nervousness, weakness, moistness and, sometimes, hair loss. Lack of this hormone usually causes weight gain, depression and fatigue. Hair becomes more fragile and breaks easily. The thyroid hormone imbalance in men happens about 10 times less frequent than in women.
Stress can be a cause for hair loss as well, both physical and emotional, like surgery, family issues, etc. Even a small stress may lead to hair problems, so it shouldn’t be underestimated.
There are many medical conditions that may cause hair loss, such as: illnesses, diet change, medications, etc. One of the main reasons here is imbalance in the immune system. This is usually caused by scalp infections or skin disorders, that lead to your immune system damaging your hair, though it can be caused by dramatic weight loss or extensive taking of vitamin A. Your family history may be an issue as well, since hair loss problems are often inherited.
Many drugs may also cause hair loss problems, such as the ones that treat depression, heart problems, blood pressure issues, arthritis and so on.
Low iron and proteins will usually cause hair loss problems. The iron is crucial for giving your body the energy it needs, so the lack of iron in your blood will cause headaches, fatigue, weakness and hair loss. It is especially important for women since they tend to lose iron much faster.
A good idea will be to enrich your daily ration with iron-containing food, such as: seafood, beans, whole grains, nuts, low-fat cheese, green vegetables, oranges, lemons, etc.
Hair loss has become a very important issue in our time, since it may occur even in the relatively young age. Some causes are still under research, because sometimes there is not enough statistical data to make a conclusion. Others are well researched, though, and are based dramatically on our lifestyle.
Stress, wrong diet, excessive dyeing and lack of important minerals in the body system may cause hair loss easily, so it is better to control these factors continuously. Fortunately, in most cases hair loss is reversible, though it will be a good idea to visit your dermatologist for related help anyway.
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