Hair Loss Advice

What is the reason for your hair loss?

By Alex

Male or female, nobody likes it when they start to lose their hair. However, in reality we will all have to deal with hair loss at some stage in our lives.

There are a number of different reasons why we lose our hair and thankfully not all of them mean you have to accept hair loss for good. Some causes of hair loss can be temporary and easily fixed.

Today we’re going to discuss a few of the most common causes of hair loss.

Stress

Stress induced hair loss is one of the most common causes of hair loss. If you’re put under an excessive amount of pressure for long period of time, such as going through a divorce, a death in the family or even moving house or job, you can cause yourself such a great deal of stress your hair begins to thin.

This type of hair loss is called telogen effluvium. The stress causes abnormalities within the hair cycle process, which is why excessive amounts of hair can begin to shed after the stressful period.

Stress related hair loss is not permanent. Around 3-6 months after the stressful event, your hair will resume its normal growth cycle and this should result in your hair looking back to normal.

Protein

Not getting enough protein can cause your hair to thin. A diet that is low in protein can make it hard for your body to meet all of the necessary functions to ensure your hair gets the right nutrients to grow.

If your body finds a drop in protein, it compensates by shutting off the supply to the hair after around two to three months. In turn, you will begin to notice hair loss. Upping your intake of protein can help to reverse hair loss. Fish, eggs and meat are all good sources of protein.

Vitamin A

Some of us may believe there is no such thing as too many vitamins, surely you’re doing yourself the world of good, right? Not quite, if you’re taking vitamin supplements you can cause your hair harm.

Too much vitamin A is known to trigger hair loss. The good thing is that this can be easily reversed. As soon as you decrease your vitamin A intake your hair will begin to get back to its normal health.

Anaemia

Anaemia is a common condition which can affect the health of your hair. Anaemia is an iron-deficiency, which can leave you feeling tired and lacking energy, as well resulting in hair loss. Anaemia must be diagnosed by a doctor after taking a blood test.

If you believe you could be anaemic it is important to see your doctor who can then discuss the best way for you to overcome this. In most cases iron tablets can resolve the condition and also help with hair loss.

Weight loss

Losing a significant amount of weight can cause your hair to thin. Whether the weight loss is due to illness or planned, it can play havoc on your hair.

If you lose a great deal of weight over a short period of time it can cause a shock to the system. This can then result in temporary hair loss. Although the weight loos can cause hair loss this does not mean the weight loss has negative health benefits.

After around six months, when your body has adjusted to the weight loss your hair will naturally begin to correct itself or any thinning and loss.

If you have experienced hair loss or thinning it could be due to one of the above reasons, if you have any questions regarding hair loss please feel free to book a consultation with one of our expert hair loss specialists.

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