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5 Most Common Causes of hair fall – Aakash Mishra

We all lose hair at some point in life, and it is very difficult to diagnose the reason for the same.

There are many common reasons for hair fall. Hair loss is clinically known as alopecia. Both men and women experience hair loss in their lifetime.

I am trying to help you know better and understand the causes of hair fall.

Here are the top 5 Reasons for Hair Fall –

  1.  Stress:

In a world full of guidelines, limitations, targets at work, commitments, and many social and emotional barriers such as negative life events (loss of love, divorce, etc.) because of which we get stressed out, it can be the leading cause of hair fall.

There are approximately 100,000 hair follicles on the adult scalp (although, this number may vary based on hair color). Each hair follicle is constantly cycling between growth and rest. The majority of these hair follicles are in the growth phase (Anagen) at any given time. When the hair follicle transitions to “Telogen”, or the (resting phase) the hair starts falling.

Telogen effluvium is characterized by the abrupt onset of hair loss. Stress is one of several triggers of telogen effluvium; medications, illness, and giving birth can also trigger the condition.

2. Malnutrition:

Unhealthy and poor diet, digestive conditions or another disease, can lead to the condition like hair fall. Younger nowadays get into the extreme calorie deficit diet, which leads to deficiency of several vitamins and minerals.

Such as Vitamin A, C, and E which is also essential for keeping your hair healthy.

3. Alcoholism

Alcohol and hair loss are not directly related, Since Alcohol impacts your body’s ability to break down and absorb nutrients. Since your hair requires a healthy scalp, proper circulation, a steady amount of nutrients to grow, you will experience thinning hair if you are battling alcoholism.

Another factor is Alcohol is linked to your hormones disruptions, specifically for your thyroid. Your thyroid regulates hormones in your body, and when this process is interrupted by either hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, hair loss can occur.

Findings suggest that 415 out of 500 smokers had some degree of hair loss while only 200 of 500 nonsmokers showed signs of hair loss.

4. Smoking

The other findings suggest that the toxic chemicals in tobacco smoke may lead to damage in the DNA of cells in your hair follicles. Damage to the DNA of these cells may potentially lead to impaired hair growth.

Smoking also promotes the release of pro­inflammatory cytokines, this signals proteins that promote inflammation, scarring of your hair follicles due to increased levels of cytokines.

5. Iron deficiency

When you don’t have enough iron, your body can’t produce the hemoglobin in your blood. Hemoglobin carries oxygen for the growth and repair of cells in your body, including the cells that stimulate hair growth. Result hair follicles get weak and allow hairs to fall.

That’s the reason when you visit the Doctor, Your doctor will most likely ask for a blood test for ferritin, which measures the levels of a protein called ferritin that helps store iron.

Watch out for the Remedies to prevent hair fall in the next edition of Physique Global magazine.