Unexplained, Excessive Hair Loss can be worrying and scary. Here are a few reasons you might be experiencing Abnormal Hair Loss…
- Telogen Effluvium occurs after pregnancy, major surgery, drastic weight loss or extreme stress. You shed large amounts of hair every day, usually when shampooing, styling, or brushing. It can also be a side effect of certain medications, such as antidepressants, beta-blockers, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Women typically notice hair loss 6 weeks to 3 months after a stressful event. At its peak, you may lose handfuls of hair.
- Hair loss that is genetic is known as Androgenetic Alopecia and is the most common cause of hair loss. The gene can be inherited from either your mother’s or father’s side of the family. Women with this trait tend to develop thinning at the hairline behind the bangs and develops slowly and may start as early as your 20s.
- You may have and underactive Thyroid ..Hypothyroidism…Hypothyroidism (too little hormone) may cause a host of symptoms, including unexplained weight gain, fatigue, constipation, depression, and difficulty concentrating. Hair, nails, and skin may become more brittle and break more easily.
- Iron deficiency anemia causes extreme fatigue, weakness, and pale skin. You may also notice headaches, difficulty concentrating, cold hands and feet, and hair loss.
- An unhealthy scalp can cause inflammation that makes it difficult for hair to grow. Skin conditions that lead to hair loss include seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff), psoriasis, and fungal infections such as ringworm.
- Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks hair follicles. It affects about 4.7 million people in the United States and occurs equally in men and women. The cause is unknown, but it may be triggered by stress or illness.
- Too much shampooing, styling, and dyeing can harm your tresses. Heat and chemicals weaken the hair, causing it to break and fall out.
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