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Reasons for Frequent Hair Fall

Reasons for Frequent Hair Fall

Everyone wants to have thick and beautiful hair and imagine the amount of pain that hair fall can bring.

Falling hair is a common problem encountered by most of us nowadays. The reasons are many ranging from faulty inadequate diet to stressful lifestyle.

Below is mentioned a list of some important reasons for frequent hair fall:

Hormonal problems:

Hormonal problems account for majority of cases of hair loss in females. Derangement in the normal balance of hormones can be due to polycystic ovarian syndrome. Decrease level of testosterone in males can lead to loss of boy and facial hair. Hair loss is noticed in middle aged women due to hypothyroidism.

Cancer:

Carcinomas like pituitary tumors prolactinomas, neuroblastomas and lymphoma can lead to hair loss.

Reasons for Frequent Hair Fall

Chemotherapy:

Not only cancer but even chemotherapy-the treatment of cancer also causes transient hair loss. The hair growth occurs once the treatment is over.

Skin infections:

Fungal infections such as ringworm, seborrhoeic dermatitis, etc. and viral infections such as herpes zoster can cause hair loss. The hair grows back once the treatment is over.

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD):

A person having OCD can manifest his disorder by pulling down his hair if he doesn’t like his hair texture. Psychological counseling and psychotherapy is needed to treat his ailment.

Trichotillomania is psychological problem characterized by habitually pulling or extracting hair from scalp or even eyebrows. This can lead to bald patches on scalp and eyebrows.

Nutritional deficiency:

Diet devoid of iron, zinc, protein or biotin is highly essential for the proper growth and development of normal hair on scalp. So, if there is a deficiency of any of these vital nutrients, baldness or hair fall can happen.

Sudden severe stress:

The world around is full of stress and tension. It is difficult to find peace of mind in such as stressful environment. Constant stress is also an important cause of hair fall. Stress in any form-emotional or physical, is injurious for your hair growth. Loss of hair due to stress is called telogen effluvium. The condition is a temporary one and hair normalcy is restored once the stress period is over.

Alopecia areata:

Well, this is an autoimmune disorder where the immune system of the body destroys its own hair follicles causing hair loss.

Skin disorders:

Certain skin ailments such as lupus, psoriasis and lichen planus can cause permanent hair damage leading to baldness.

Excessive use of hair styling treatments and products:

Too much styling techniques such as perming, ironing and straightening can destroy your hair and can cause hair fall. Even tying hair too tightly can also cause traction alopecia and hair fall.

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