Knowing the reasons for hair fall is a good practice, as it helps counter the factors that contribute towards the hair fall. All the reasons for hair fall can be combined under seven major categories of hair problems.
Some of the most common triggers for hair loss are:
1. Hormonal imbalance
We need hormones for all the biological processes in our body. An imbalance in hormones is caused due to several reasons. It could be physical conditions around or biological changes in the body because of external factors. Whatever the reason is it will affect hair growth. So steps have to be taken to maintain the balance in the body.
Stress has become the most common reason for body ailments. It is not just the hair that gets affected; it also affects other parts of the body. Stress un-treated leads to hair fall and can also lead to baldness. So care has to be taken while you are suffering from stress. You need to understand the body’s call for help and take effective measures to handle stress.
3. Iron deficiency/anemia.
Iron deficiency leads to anemia. Anemia is one factor that contributes towards hair fall in the body. We need blood supply all throughout the body as blood contains oxygen which is very much useful for different cell productivity in the body. Loss of blood results in cell deterioration causing the hair to fall. Taking supplements and a balanced diet will help control this problem.
4. Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
The thyroid is the most important hormone in the body. An excess of this or a lower secretion of this hormone will have serious repercussions on the health. It is essential to keep a check on the Thyroid levels in the body and if needed proper care should be taken to treat Hypothyroidism.
5. Dramatic weight loss.
Weight loss could be there for many reasons. There should be proper access to how or what is causing the weight loss. Weight loss contributes to hair loss as it has several implications on overall health. Weight management is a must for healthy hair, being overweight or underweight is dangerous.
Age is one aspect no one has control over. With age, the cells also become old and regenerative capacity slowly ceases and causes the hair on the scalp to fall. It is inevitable to lose hair when you are old but a proper diet and good care will ensure that Hair stays with you for a longer time.
7. Post pregnancy
Telogen effluvium, it is a phenomenon that usually occurs after pregnancy, major surgery, it can also result from drastic weight loss or extreme stress. When these conditions occur you will shed huge amounts of hair on a regular basis, usually when you wash your hair with a shampoo, style it, or brush.