Other Reasons for Hair Loss
There are many reasons for hair loss. Some reasons for hair loss are related to hormonal imbalances; others may be caused by thyroid issues, the medicine we take or even our genes. Reasons for hair loss may include:
• Undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy
• Alopecia, including alopecia areata, traction alopecia or central cicatricial centifugal alopecia
• Taking certain medications
• Suffering from trichotillomania (pulling out one’s own hair)
Other reasons for hair loss:
Telegon effluvium refers to hair loss that is often caused by an emotionally or physically stressful event, including major surgery, child birth, drastic weight loss or extreme stress. Women or men may notice they are suddenly losing large amounts of hair while shampooing or styling hair. Certain medications may also cause this type of hair loss.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
PCOS is one of the most common female endocrine disorders. Many women with PCOS have higher levels of male hormones, including testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Women with high amounts of DHT may experience thinning hair or hair loss. DHT can latch onto hair follicles to slow or stop hair growth. It is the same hormone that causes male pattern baldness.
Hypothyroidism can sometimes cause hair to be brittle and break easier. When metabolism speeds up during hyperthyroidism, hair loss may also occur. However, a thyroid imbalance may not be the direct cause for hair loss. There may be another underlying autoimmune disorder.
Iron-deficiency anemia may also cause hair loss. Though controversial, studies have linked low iron levels in men and women who are experiencing hair loss or thinning hair. Physicians may recommend taking an iron supplement and/or eating more iron rich foods to help regrow hair, as part of other hair treatment plans.
Including frequent coloring, styling with high heat tools (such as flatirons, curling irons or hair dryers) or certain hair styles (such as corn rows or tight braids) may cause hair loss.
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