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    What causes hair loss?
    common causes of hair loss include:
    • Heredity, In most cases, hair loss is inherited, which means it’s passed down from one or both of your parents. This is called male-pattern or female-pattern hair loss.
    • Stress, including physical stress from surgery, illness, or high fever.
    • Chemotherapy, which is powerful medicine that destroys cancer cells.
    • Damage to your hair from pulling it back too tightly, wearing tight braids or using curling irons or dyes.
    • Age, since you grow less hair as you get older. Hair also gets thinner and tends to break more easily as you age.
    • Poor diet, especially not getting enough protein or iron.
    • Thyroid diseases, like hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
    • Ringworm of the scalp, which is common in children.

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    A number of things can cause excessive hair loss. For example, about 3 or 4 months after an illness or a major surgery, you may suddenly lose a large amount of hair. This hair loss is related to the stress of the illness and is temporary.

    Hormonal problems may cause hair loss. If your thyroid gland is overactive or underactive, your hair may fall out. This hair loss usually can be helped by treatment thyroid disease. Hair loss may occur if male or female hormones, known as androgens and estrogens, are out of balance. Correcting the hormone imbalance may stop your hair loss.

    Many women notice hair loss about 3 months after they've had a baby. This loss is also related to hormones. During pregnancy, high levels of certain hormones cause the body to keep hair that would normally fall out. When the hormones return to pre-pregnancy levels, that hair falls out and the normal cycle of growth and loss starts again.

    Some medicines can cause hair loss. This type of hair loss improves when you stop taking the medicine. Medicines that can cause hair loss include blood thinners (also called anticoagulants), medicines used for gout, high blood pressure or heart problems, vitamin A (if too much is taken), birth control pills and antidepressants.

    Certain infections can cause hair loss. Fungal infections of the scalp can cause hair loss in children. The infection is easily treated with antifungal medicines.

    Finally, hair loss may occur as part of an underlying disease, such as lupus or diabetes. Since hair loss may be an early sign of a disease, it is important to find the cause so that it can be treated.

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    Causes of specific types of hair loss

    * Pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia). In male- and female-pattern baldness, the time of growth shortens, and the hairs are not as thick or sturdy. With each growth cycle, the hairs become rooted more superficially and more easily fall out. Heredity likely plays a key role. A history of androgenetic alopecia on either side of your family increases your risk of balding. Heredity also affects the age at which you begin to lose hair and the developmental speed, pattern and extent of your baldness.
    * Cicatricial (scarring) alopecia. This type of permanent hair loss occurs when inflammation damages and scars the hair follicle. This prevents new hair from growing. This condition can be seen in several skin conditions, including lupus erythematosus or lichen planus. It's not known what triggers or causes this inflammation.
    * Alopecia areata. This is classified as an autoimmune disease, but the cause is unknown. People who develop alopecia areata are generally in good health. A few people may have other autoimmune disorders, including thyroid disease. Some scientists believe that some people are genetically predisposed to develop alopecia areata and that a trigger, such as a virus or something else in the environment, sets off the condition. A family history of alopecia areata makes you more likely to develop it. With alopecia areata, your hair generally grows back, but you may lose and regrow your hair a number of times.
    * Telogen effluvium. This type of hair loss is usually due to a change in your normal hair cycle. It may occur when some type of shock to your system — emotional or physical — causes hair roots to be pushed prematurely into the resting state. The affected growing hairs from these hair roots fall out. In a month or two, the hair follicles become active again and new hair starts to grow. Telogen effluvium may follow emotional distress, such as a death in the family or a physiological stress, such as a high fever, sudden or excessive weight loss, extreme diets, nutritional deficiencies, surgery, or metabolic disturbances. Hair typically grows back once the condition that caused it corrects itself, but it usually take months.
    * Traction alopecia. Excessive hairstyling or hairstyles that pull your hair too tightly cause traction alopecia. If the pulling is stopped before there's scarring of your scalp and permanent damage to the root, hair usually grows back normally.

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    A lot of people are having hair loss problem after giving birth...WHY? IRON DEFICIENCY...IRon is the main thing that is easily consumed by our body and which is the prime need of having a healthy hair...how to prevernt it? eat SEASHELLS...fresh sea shells have iron...some other sea products like a particular "algae" is iron rich...YUcky? yes it is yucky..but if you want the best for your crowning glory, you have to give a bit of sacrifice... I was a victim of that...never shall be check out besthairlosstreatmentreviews on the intenet too..

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    In my area or in my country for that matter, I see lot of people complaining about the hair loss at a very younger age. I believe there is at least one thing common on all those people, they are not just happy people. Which makes me believe that stress is perhaps the most common reason of the hair loss, and one should really consider going for stress therapy of he feels that he is loosing hairs, he might not need any other medication to solve his hair loss problem.

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    troy, i am sorry you live around people who are stressed and not happy. yes stress can cause hair falling out. sometimes it is just in the genes. good suggestion about stress therapy though. welcome to dermatalk.

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    A number of things can cause excessive hair loss. For example, about 3 or 4 months after an illness or a major surgery, you may suddenly lose a large amount of hair. This hair loss is related to the stress of the illness and is temporary.

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    Hello friends...!
    Thanks for providing useful information...In my point of view A number of things can cause excessive hair loss...but Stress is the main cause for hair fall...!

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    I'm always stress and my hair is really weak. It easily falls down. Thank you for this information.

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    I think this is one of the best things I have heard on such issues! Please keep us posted.


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