Causes of Hair loss
Hair loss or alopecia is a common phenomena among male and female. Hair loss can occur when we take a shower or run a quick brush/comb through our hair. On an average we tend to lose about 50 to 100 hairs in a day. But excessive hair loss can be a sign of some severe medical condition and can be treated/corrected with proper medical treatment. Although it's difficult to determine the precise cause of hair fall, below is a list of some of the causes of hair loss.
Herediatry and genetic
Heredity plays difficult role in hair loss. You may inherit the genes from either your mother's or father's side of the family. And you may also suffer hair problems if your parents do so. Androgenetic alopecia results into pattern baldness in men or women.The genes present on x chromosomes is mainly responsible for hair loss, in this aspect the presence of androgen receptor gene on x chromosome has been found to be helpful in understanding the complexity of inheritance.
Major disorders include typhoid, malaria, viral infections may result in unnecessary hair loss. This type of hair loss is usually temporary.
Autoimmune disorder: Alopecia areata
Some infections also act as precipitating factor for hair loss:
- Fungal infection of scalp
- Demodex infection
Main hormone responsible for androgenetic alopecia is DHT which binds with specific receptors on hair follicles and induce changes which are responsible for baldness. Thyroid disorders,Pregnancy, birth control pills, anabolic steroids, stress and some other conditions which causes some changes in hormonal status may act as trigerring factor for the hair loss.
Trauma may be due to some surgery done in past leading to scar where there is no hair growth.
Mechanical trauma due to tight hair styling leading to traction alopecia or due to trichotillomania.
Certain medicines have been seen to cause hair problem like
- Chemotherapeutic agents( mdicines used for cancer treatment) and Radiation therapy
- Blood thinner and some medicines for heart problem
- Medicines for arthritis
Improper Hair Care
One of the major causes of hair loss is improper hair care.
Hair loss may occur due to excessive use of chemicals for your hair style. Excessive styling, swabbing and colouring can harm your tresses. Heat and chemicals deteriorate the hair, causing it to break and fall out.
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