Hair Loss Causes

Having thick and healthy hair is a sign of vitality and youth. Also, it can be one of the more attractive features of a person. That is why most people desire to have healthy hair and will do everything they can to maintain their crowning glory.

Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed to have a full head of hair. Some people also fail to maintain their hair throughout their entire life. Due to this reason, they suffer from hair loss problems.

Hair loss is a common problem for many people, and It can affect both men and women. When you start experiencing hair loss you may feel unattractive. Hair loss can be upsetting because your appearance changes dramatically.

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Reasons for thin hair?

There are several reasons that hair can thin and fall out. And the most common cause of hair loss is male pattern baldness. Usually, this condition starts around the age of 30. This type of baldness often has a genetic component.

However, it may also be caused by an underlying medical condition such as:

  • Thyroid disease.
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

Other potential causes for female pattern baldness are:

  • Alopecia areata.
  • Stress-related hair shedding.
  • Telogen effluvium (TE).
  • Traction alopecia.

It is natural to shed hair daily, and everyone experiences some hair loss. You can lose as many as 100 hairs from combing, styling, or brushing. Generally, this natural shedding is not problematic nor does it affect one’s appearance because a normal person has approximately 100,000 hairs on their head.

However, severe hair loss can cause noticeable thinning and areas of baldness. At this point, it is no longer a natural shedding and could be a serious case.

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No matter the cause of your hair loss, there are some steps you can take to help prevent it from getting worse. Our NJ hair transplant doctors offer various forms of hair restoration treatment. If you have a question about what causes your problem, do not hesitate to call us.

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Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can be......

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Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is a condition that can cause.....

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Mental Health

Trichotillomania is a hair-pulling impulse control......

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Drug Treatments Process

Certain drug treatments can also result in mild.....

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Infections

There are certain types of infections that.....

Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can be a cause of hair loss as well. This happens when your immune system begins to view your hair as a foreign threat. In this case, your immune system starts to attack the hair follicles, which can lead to hair loss.

With lupus, once the hair is lost, it’ll be unable to grow back due to scarring.

Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is a condition that can cause hair to fall out in small patches, which can be unnoticeable. However, when these small patches connect, it becomes noticeable. When you have an overactive immune system, it attacks the hair follicles in your body. Thus, resulting in hair loss.

Unlike lupus, there is a chance your hair will grow back. However, the ability to natural regrowth varies and isn’t always permanent.

Mental Health

Trichotillomania is a hair-pulling impulse control disorder. It involves recurrent and irresistible urges to pull hair from:

  • Scalp.
  • Eyebrows.
  • Other areas of your body.

Oftentimes, hair pulling from the scalp leaves patchy bald spots or worse — hair loss. This condition is four times more likely to occur in women. Still, it can affect certain men. Trichotillomania can cause significant distress to you. Moreover, it can interfere with your work and social life.

Drug Treatments Process

Certain drug treatments can also result in mild to severe hair loss cases. Chemotherapy treatment could lead to drastic hair loss for the patient. Beta-blockers are a drug commonly taken to reduce blood pressure. This medication may also cause hair loss. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can also result in mild hair loss cases. Also, antidepressant drugs may be counted as one of the causes of hair loss.

Infections

There are certain types of infections that can affect your scalp or hair. Also, it may cause hair loss for certain individuals. Tinea capitis (ringworm of the scalp) is a type of fungal infection. It can result in severe itching and hair loss. When you experience hair loss because of this type of infection, your hair may or may not grow back. Still, it depends on the severity of the case.