Hair loss or alopecia is a condition which affects both male and female population. It commonly occurs after taking a bath especially among women during brushing one’s hair.
Several factors were considered as causes for hair loss. A certain phenomenon called Telogen effluvium usually occurs after pregnancy, major surgery, or extreme weight loss and unmanaged stess.
Hair loss can also result as a side effect of certain medications such as antidepressants, beta-blockers, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Heredity can also be a factor for hair loss wherein a gene has been inherited from either the mother or the father or both. Experts say that thinning of hair can usually be observed during early 20’s at the hairline or behind the bangs.
Below are some tips on how you can manage and address hair fall or hair loss:
- Hot oil treatments.
- Stimulate circulation by massaging your scalp for even a few minutes, as it can help in maintaining active hair follicles.
- You can also make use of antioxidants such as green tea as it has the ability to prevent hair loss and promote hair growth.
- Manage your stress levels. You can make use of the readily available form of mediation to ease or lessen your stress and tension.
- As much as possible, include protein, iron, zinc, and vitamin B on your diet
Unfortunately, excessive hair loss especially on a regular basis should not be taken as merely a normal hair fall phenomenon as it can be a sign of underlying conditions which could pose a detrimental effect on a person’s health such as:
- Hypothyroidism – where your body produces too little thyroid hormone;
- Lupus – which is an autoimmune disease;
- Iron deficiency anemia – where the blood doesn’t have enough red blood cells which is responsible for transporting oxygen throughout the body cells. Usually, such condition occurs when a woman is on her period or the intake if iron-rich foods are not sufficient enough.
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – which is usually caused by hormonal imbalance and ovaries tend to produce too many male hormones. Such condition can also be considered as a reason for infertility.
- Scalp conditions such as dandruff and even some fungal infections such as ringworm
Hair loss can also occur due to excessive hair styling, dyeing, or shampooing. Allowing the hair to undergo extreme process of heat and chemicals can also contribute to its breakage.
The next time you notice too much hair fall by the moment you comb your hair, it would be better to go to your dermatologist and talk about it in order to prevent further hair loss. After all, you might always want to look after your crowning glory.