There are many causes of hair loss—some more common than others. You may have heard of some of them, but this article covers some reasons you wouldn’t necessarily associate with hair loss. A recent article in Instyle magazine highlighted these lesser-known causes of hair loss. About 40 percent of people suffering from hair loss in America are women. The subject is so taboo that very few people openly talk about losing hair. The result is that most women visit their dermatologist when things are at their worst. If discovered early, many instances of hair loss are reversible. Here are the least-known causes of hair loss:
Studies have discovered a link between a condition known as telogen alopecia and stress. Stress causes an increase in the amount of testosterone in the blood. High levels of testosterone can cause hair to fall out in some people. Nutrient absorption can also be affected by stress, leading to nutrient deficiency and weaker hair.
The next lesser-known cause of hair loss is autoimmune disease. Alopecia areata arises as a result of the immune system attacking hair follicles because it views them as foreign. The result is often circular bald patches on the scalp. Other causes of alopecia areata are suspected to include thyroid and hormonal imbalances. The longer treatment is delayed, the more permanent this condition may become.
Many women generally miss the connection between their hairstyle choices and a receding hairline or thinning crown. Traction alopecia (receding hairline) is common in women who wear tight braids or hair extensions. Alopecia areata may arise due to harmful relaxing and styling chemicals attacking the hair follicles.
It takes someone who is really observant to the point of obsession with their hair cycles to notice the pattern between a change in the seasons and hair shedding. Exposure to the sun in the summer months without adequate moisturizing may cause hair to go brittle and break easily. Noticing these patterns will allow you to change the way you care for your hair at that particular time of the year and hopefully get your hair loss under control.
The four conditions stated above are not often obvious but once you’re aware of them, you can make the necessary changes to your diet and lifestyle. If the condition persists, it may be time to call in the experts.
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