By: Kashmir Monitor
Almost everyone experiences some type of hair loss as they age. But not all hair loss is the same; it could be due to several reasons, including hormonal changes, heredity, medications or some serious underlying conditions.
Hair loss is considered normal when you lose up to 100 hairs a day, but when this limit is crossed and a person has excessive hair shedding it may be a sign of more serious condition that needs an evaluation by a medical doctor and treatment. Here are some common reasons why your hair is falling out:
Both physical and emotional stress can cause hair loss. Intense physical stress such as childbirth, surgery, etc, can result in hair loss for several months after delivery. Also, extreme mental stress and anxiety can contribute to hair loss.
Hormonal changes, which take place as a result of various conditions, including pregnancy, childbirth or the onset of menopause can cause temporary hair loss. Besides, man can also lose hair as their hormonal composition changes with age.
Perhaps, hair loss is a common side effect of thyroid disorders. Both hypothyroidism (too little thyroid hormone) and hyperthyroidism (too much) can cause hair to fall out. Treating the thyroid disorder can help the hair grow back.
Thinning hair is often one of the first signs of lupus, an autoimmune disease that causes thinning of the hair on your scalp. Some people may experience thinning of the beard, eyebrows, eyelashes, and other body hair.
A long-term illness, such as cancer, liver disease or inflammatory bowel disease can lead to hair thinning. Also, skin conditions such as psoriasis and dermatitis can interfere with hair growth.
Drugs used for cancer, arthritis, depression, heart problems, high blood pressure and birth control may cause hair loss.
Hereditary-pattern baldness – a natural condition caused by some combination of genetics, hormone levels and the aging process -is the most common cause of hair loss. Although, this hereditary condition usually occurs in both male and female, it is most common in men and can begin as early as puberty.