Hair Fall is very normal thing to have after certain age if the quantity of falling hair is normal. Every year millions of Americans start facing the problem of hair fall. The most common question about young and middle aged men and women is “Why Is My Hair Falling Out?“. So, it’s essential to measure if your hair fall is normal or abnormal.
Normally we lose 50 to 100 hair in a day, which is normal. Anything more than this is indication of some medical condition. This is considered normal because human body regrow same amount of hair in that time. Take a look at below check list which indicates abnormal hair loss
1. Put your finger on your forehead, and push it through your hair till the back of your head. In this test, if you see your hair falling out in every test then you have abnormal hair fall pattern
3. Every time you comb or brush your hair, you get more than 20 hair strands in it
4. You find your pillow with more than 20 – 30 hair strands every morning
5. When your wash your hair or give a oil massage, your find more than 20 – 30 hair falling out
6. Your hair falling out when you scratch your head
7. When you wear cap or hat, you always find your hair in it
There are various reasons for hair loss, the most common causes of hair loss are heredity, certain medical conditions, side effect of some medicine, certain habits like smoking or drinking too much alcohol and unhealthy lifestyle where you starve your body for vital nutrients. Let’s take a look at some of the major causes for hair loss.
Drastic Changes to the Body
Certain factors or changes makes a huge impact on human body. For example pregnancy, drastic weight loss, major surgery, menopause, side effects of certain medicines or certain illness causes a drastic and unanticipated hair loss. This type of hair fall is known as Telogen effluvium. There is not single treatment for this type of hair fall, you have to consult your dermatologist who will suggest a remedy after analyzing your condition.
Hair Fall is outcome of certain major illness in majority of the cases. Illness like anemia, thyroid, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), extreme stress, physical trauma and many more. All these illness makes an huge impact on hormones, and any hormonal changes leads to hair fall. Certain diseases like cancer, tumor, liver disease, brain related disease or heart defects can cause hair fall, and medication to cure such disease will have side effects in form of hair loss.
Harsh Hair Products
Certain Hair Care products contains harsh chemicals. Such products has adverse impact on hair health. So be careful when you choose your shampoo, hair oil, hair conditioner, hair serum, hair gel and hair color. Hair coloring should be avoided because it will surely damage your hair. Also it’s very important how you treat your hair. Bad habits like combing hair roughly, massaging very hard can lead to hair loss.
This is another reason, Hereditary hair loss has no relation with your lifestyle, hair products, illness or any medical condition. If your father and/or grand father has baldness then it’s very likely that you too may suffer from partial or full baldness. You can delay or minimize it but you can’t avoid it if your baldness is hereditary.
Bad Condition of Scalps
Your scalps too needs proper nutrition, complementing food and massaging. If it doesn’t get any of these then in long term it may cause unhealthy, flaky and dry scalps, which is one of the major cause of hair fall.
Excessive Hair Styling
Certain hair styles requires to tie the hair too tightly, and using such hairstyles more frequently loosens the roots of the hair. And loose and damaged roots directly implies to hair loss. So for better and strong hair you should avoid excessive hair styling and always stay away from hair styles where you have to use excessive amount of gel or tie your hair tightly.
Apart from all above cases, certain medical conditions also leads to hair fall. Deficiency of Iron is known as Anemia, which has direct relation with hair loss. Polycystic ovarian syndrome, Alopecia areata and similar medical conditions can lead to hair fall.
If you are suffering from excessive hair loss and worried about potential baldness, then figure out the reason from listed above and consult your dermatologist for possible treatments and cure. Don’t ignore hair fall, it can be cured and delayed by proper medication and certain changes to your lifestyle.