Hair Loss Causes And Types

When you start losing hair due to any reason, you become really tensed. Stress is one of the causes of hair loss and losing hair causes you more stress. Here are the causes which cause damage to your beautiful mane.

Understanding more about hair loss will definitely help you to prevent at least some hair loss.

The commonest cause of hair loss is stress. Both acute and chronic stress can cause hair loss. Mental tensions, worries, anxiety and worry due to financial loss, loss of sleep due to any emotional trauma can give rise to hair loss. Psychiatric illness like depression can also result in hair loss. When stress is relieved, usually the hair loss also stops and the normal hair growth begins.

Stress does not only mean mental, but it can also be stress on the body like any illness, or physical trauma like accidents can lead to hair loss for a particular period of time. Other causes for hair loss are improper nutrition. Excessive hair loss sometimes occurs in convalescence period after suffering from acute fevers like typhoid, dengue or influenza.

Lack of vitamins and nutrients in the body can result in hair loss. Proteins, vitamin C, iron and zinc are important for normal hair growth. Any deficiency in them causes hair loss.

Also remember that excess of vitamin A is toxic for the body and can cause hair loss. Other underlying illnesses like thyroid disorders, polycystic ovarian disease which are caused due to hormonal imbalances also cause hair loss.

Baldness in men or loss of hair early in life in men is usually genetic in nature. They have a male pattern hair loss wherein the hair line recedes back. Female pattern hair loss is seen in women. In this there is thinning of hair all over the scalp and the hair loss is more noticeable at the crown or the hairline.

During pregnancy hair growth is more due to increase in hormones. After pregnancy, women may suffer from hair loss due to sudden decrease in levels of hormones. Hair loss is also seen after menopause when there is lack of sufficient oestrogen hormone in body.