What are the reasons causing hair loss?
While it is normal to shed 50 –
100 strands of hair per day, excessive hair loss – also known as alopecia – can
be due to:
: baldness can be hereditary
Anxiety can lead to conditions that cause hair loss, or result in habitual
conditions in which the person under stress pulls out hairs without realizing
This can sometimes cause temporary hair loss in women
: Such changes and imbalances can result in hair loss. Hormonal
changes are also affected by the thyroid gland, hence thyroid problems can also
result in hair loss.
Crash dieting or diets that are extremely low in protein can cause hair to
become very brittle and weak.
It is common for patients to undergo temporary hair loss when their bodies
experience severe physical trauma, such as a serious illness, surgery, or a car
How can I treat my hair loss?
Hair loss can be treated with:
Such medications, such as finasteride, stimulate the growth of new hair and
slow down the rate of hair loss by inhibiting your body’s production of
dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone that destroys hair follicles. (Vivascal)
shampoos & serums
: These products, such as topical minoxidil, stimulate
new hair growth, as well as slow down the rate of hair loss.
: This procedure uses infrared light to stimulate hair growth.
While it does not cause hair to grow in places where it has never grown, it can
stimulate hair follicles that have stopped producing hair to restart the hair
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