Hair Loss Causes in Men & Women



In today’s world, hair loss is a common problem. Though it’s a natural physical process, many other factors contribute to hair loss.

Today’s article is focused on hair loss causes- both in men & women. It is contributed by Donald Bryce – a marketing and community manager at Provillus Formula, a reputable online supplier of effective hair loss products for men and women, including Provillus for men and Provillus for women.

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Hair loss is a totally normal process, since old hair should be replaced by the new one. Doctors state that  on average we lose up to 100 strands of hair every day, but further loss can be a sign of the system dysfunction. 

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.




Physical damage. 


Applying too much styling to hair may cause hair loss. First of all, hair dyeing may lead to a temporal form of hair loss called  “Telogen Effluvium”. It can be identified by white bulbs at the end of the hair shafts. 


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.



Hormonal factors. 



In most cases, hair loss is caused by hereditary conditions. In men, it is caused by oversensitive hair follicles and can appear even in childhood. It is much more rare in women to have these conditions, though hormonal changes like pregnancy or childbirth may cause hair loss as well. 

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.





Medical conditions. 




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.



Wrong nutrition. 


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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