Hair Loss Causes & Tips
Hair Loss: Cause of Concern?
Do you find stuck hair on your comb when you brush them? Do you seem to be dropping hair while you’re asleep or when you’re showering? If so, chances are you may be suffering from a condition called alopecia, which is characterized by hair loss that can be partial, total, permanent or temporary.
Traditionally, people have always related hair loss with men & male baldness, but truth is many women also suffer from this ‘silent’ disease.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, more than 25% of women start suffering from alopecia just before menopause.
Most people don’t realize they have it, after all we have about 100,000 hairs on our head, that are constantly regenerating.
Dr. Peter Wolf, a member of the Department of Dermatology at the ‘Clinica Las Condes’, explains in an article published in the magazine Vivirmás, it is normal for people to lose 50 to 100 hairs a day, which is often imperceptible.
The specialist said further that “alopecia occurs when the average of fallen hair exceeds the that of the regenerate. Many people find they leave too much hair on the pillow, when combing or washing your hair, or notice a marked decrease in the density of scalp hair.
Hair Loss’ Causes
According to an article published by the magazine Good Health, there are at least six different reasons why women lose hair:
First, it may be due to a type called androgenetic alopecia in women: that the women may have some genetic predisposition and severe hormonal disorders. In these cases the hair tends to become thinner and shorter, so the fall can be progressive if not treated on time.
The second cause is caused by nutrient deficiencies. That is, a lack of iron or proteins that certain foods possess.
The third cause may be associated with hormonal changes during pregnancy, postpartum and menopause. Moreover, the condition may be increased due to birth control pills’ side effects and hormone imbalance such as thyroid or adrenal.
The fourth cause is associated with diseases such as seborrheic dermatitis, dandruff and grease generated in the hair.
The fifth cause is associated with having some kind of fungus on the scalp, a situation that may also influence hair loss.
And finally, there are other factors that fall within the psychological and emotional, where the incidence of stress in women can be lethal to this disease’s progression.
Tips to Prevent or Stop Hair Loss
1) When you shower, do not dry hard when passing the towel on wet hair, because it falls off easily. The best option is to get a towel gently and let the water be absorbed slowly.
2) Avoid very hard combs and brushes, then scrape the scalp and increase hair loss.
3) If you use hair dryer, try to use it with cold air. Warm air damages the hair and causes weakening and fall. Also always keep the dryer away from the hair root. Some experts even just blatantly discourage the use of hair dryers. So, if it’s getting really bad, that may be an option to consider.
4) Increase your daily protein intake. Eat meat, poultry, egg and cheese. Also consume some iron-rich foods like spinach, lettuce and spinach.
6) Practice relaxation techniques to relieve stress and overcome intentions.
Do you need to have alopecia treatment?
According to dermatologist Peter Lobos “treatment depends on the cause of the condition. There are a number of excellent specific remedial compounds for each type of alopecia; as they can have side effects, they must be prescribed medically case to case. ”
If you notice that your hair begins to fall slowly, use these simple tips. But if the condition seems to be getting too bad, always consult a doctor or hair loss expert.