FAQs About Hair Loss

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Hair loss is a normal part of the regeneration to keep your head full with hairs. But when you shed more than 100 hairs a day, this can be abnormal! Furthermore, the causes of the problem also can vary - learn more!

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FAQs About Hair Loss

  1. 1. What are the causes of alopecia (hair loss)? The cause can vary from patient to patient. And the cause is very crucial in determining the prognosis of hair loss.
  2. 2.  Hormonal factors  Health conditions  The side effect of using certain medications  And others
  3. 3. Hormonal Factors  These can include a genetic trait. The most common type of hair loss triggered by a hereditary is called pattern baldness. It can affect both men and women, but it is more common in men.  Sometime hormonal changes due certain conditions such as during pregnancy, birth control withdrawal, and after giving birth also can cause hair loss. But typically, this is only temporary.
  4. 4. Health Conditions These can include:  Infections that affect scalp of the head.  Alopecia areata – it is a kind of autoimmune disease that can harm the health of your hair follicles.  Problems that affect your thyroid. Thyroid is important to regulate and control certain hormones in the body. If there is something wrong with your thyroid, hair loss can be one of complications that may occur!
  5. 5. … Continuing Certain skin disorders may also have an effect to the health of your hair – particularly if they affect the skin of your scalp! These skin disorders may include lupus and lichen planus.
  6. 6. Taking Certain Medications Each medication can have each own side effects. Some can make you lose more hair. In general, some medications used to treat the following health problems can be potential to cause hair loss:  Hypertension or high blood pressure.  Heart diseases.  Depression.  Arthritis.  And cancer.
  7. 7. Other Factors In some people, the following conditions may also cause alopecia:  Poor in hairstyle.  People with disorder that encourage them to pull their own hair frequently.  A sudden shock – either emotional or physical! For instance, after losing weight drastically at short time or after getting a very high fever.
  8. 8. The answer – according to Health Clop:  Shedding for about 50 to 100 hairs per day is still categorized normal and most people experience it.
  9. 9. Unchangeable Risk Factors  The label of ‘unchangeable’ means that there is nothing you can do to modify or change this risk factor.  In general, the family history of the same problem is the major unchangeable risk factor of hair loss.
  10. 10. The Modifiable Risk Factors These can include:  Lack of certain nutrient in the diet (poor nutrition), particularly nutrients deficiencies in protein and iron. But according to the Rochester University, excessive vitamin A may be bad for the hair.  Crash diet and eating disorders may also have an effect.  Poor in using hair treatments. For instance, you often use poor hair-coloring products.
  11. 11. The Cause is the Key!  If the trigger factor of your abnormal hair loss is treatable, the problem can be cured.  But if trigger factor is non-reversible, it can be difficult to treat the problem. In many cases, this occurs when the trigger factor is a genetic trait or certain health condition that cannot be completely cured!

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