Reasons You’re Losing Your Hair

Hair loss affects many men of all ages and except the normal hair loss, where you lose a small amount of hair every day, and seasonal hair loss, where you lose your hair for a certain time, there are more serious types of hair loss, like androgenic alopecia (baldness) [1].

Below are some reasons why you are losing your hair.

Psychology

There is the possibility of losing hair if you recently have suffered from intense stress, such as an accident, a serious illness, etc. However, you are not going to lose those hairs, since once this stress has passed, your body will begin to regrow the hairs that have fallen before.

Excessive vitamin Α intake

According to a study published at the American Dermatology Academy [2], when someone takes too much vitamin A, he may experience a hair loss. However, these hairs will grow back, when you are getting normal levels of Vitamin A.

Diet

You may lose hair if you take too much protein every day. On the other hand, a diet that is low in protein can affect hair growth by destroying healthy hair and stopping the body from producing new hair. Also, a sudden dietary change in order to lose many pounds, can stress the body and lead to hair loss. Sudden hair loss can also be a sign of poor nutrition such as bulimia or anorexia [3]. Make sure to include meat, fish, eggs, and lentils in your diet as they help hair growth.

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is another reason that causes hair loss [4]. You start to lose hair when your thyroid does not produce enough of its hormones. But when the problem is over, the hair will go out again normally.

Overactive immune system

A hyperactive immune system can cause hair loss and in particular a condition called alopecia areata [5]. The immune system perceives the hairs as a foreign body and attacks them as a result of falling.

Medicines

There is a research that claims that taking certain medications, such as pressure or antidepressants, can cause hair loss [6]. If you suspect that a medication you are taking causes your hair loss, discuss it with your doctor to reduce its dosage in order to reduce hair loss and/or regrow your hair.

Hair Products

Excessive use of chemical hair styling products can cause hair loss. If you see a lot of hair on your comb when you use some products, try to reduce them to see if it is due to this product.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic ovarian syndrome causes an imbalance in female sex hormones and can cause hair loss [7]. By correcting the problem, the hormones returns to their normal levels and the hair regrowth begins.

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