Hair loss causes: what the most common reasons for hair loss?
There are many possible reasons for hair loss, ranging from genetic to environmental. One of the most common hair loss causes is genetics, resulting in alopecia or male pattern baldness (which occurs in women as well as men). Although alopecia causes cannot be prevented, there are several possible approaches to addressing this cause of hair loss, including hair transplantation surgery, medications, and laser therapy.
In other cases, the reasons for hair loss may be related to an individual’s environment or lifestyle. Hair loss causes may include illness or disease (such as thyroid disease or anemia), certain medications (including chemotherapy), or lifestyle factors like smoking, stress, alcohol consumption or exposure to UV rays or chemicals. The best way to determine the cause of your hair loss is to see your physician.
A recent Men’s Health reported in a Spanish study, 62% of men who were balding experienced a loss of self-esteem.
Extreme emotional stress, like losing a loved one, can play a huge part in the shedding of hair especially in women. Some women lose hair at an alarming rate when under these conditions.
Most hair loss is due to genetic causes (link) but as women experiment with new hair styles, unique and stunning hair looks and more tortuous hair weaves and braids, they put themselves at risk for hair loss from a variety of non genetic causes.
The most common conditions of the human scalp are flaking dead skin cells (dandruff), excessive oiliness (seborrhea), and oily crusts adhering to inflamed, itchy, moist scalp skin (seborrheic dermatitis).