Losing one’s hair is a part of daily life, and although the amount of hair one would lose in a single day would be insignificant, it is a natural cycle of growth, shedding, and regrowth. It is perfectly normal to shed a few hair strands during the night, or after a good brushing session, but this delicate cycle can be affected by many things, and this can cause unnatural hair loss, which can be extended in some cases. Here are just a few situations that can lead to losing hair.
- Androgenetic Hair Loss is perhaps the most common type of hair loss, and it occurs in both sexes. Its medical term is alopecia, and is caused by the body ceasing to produce new hair follicles, and is known to be a genetic disorder, so if someone in your immediate family suffers from hair loss, your chances of being affected by the condition increase. In severe cases, there is hair replacement for women that uses state of the art, non-surgical technology, and it is the ideal short or long term solution to all forms of hair loss.
2. Hormonal changes can result in hair loss and are typically caused by either an under or overactive thyroid gland. The problem usually disappears after the hormone imbalance has been redressed, which is something your physician would be able to carry out. The hormones estrogen and androgen are essential for good health, and sometimes, after a woman has had a baby, for example, she will experience temporary hair loss.
3. Medications such as birth control pills, which contain estrogen, can cause hair loss and this can be treated by either ceasing to take the medication or having professional extensions fitted, just until your normal hair returns.
Antidepressants are known to cause hair loss, as well as some anti-coagulant medicines, and if you think your hair loss might be caused by your medication, visit your local doctor, who will be able to diagnose the problem.
4. Inadequate Nutrition – Healthy hair requires certain nutrients, and if they are not present in a person’s diet, it could result in hair loss. Human hair needs high levels of the fatty acid omega-3, which is present in certain species of fish, such as salmon and mackerel. Walnuts and almonds are also rich in omega-3, and with a balanced diet, the hair will soon return to its former healthy self.
5. Disease and Treatments – Lifesaving treatments such as chemotherapy, will result in hair loss, as a side effect of the cancer-killing radiation the body must absorb. It can be possible that an illness causes hair loss or the treatment is the reason, and in such a case, it would be possible for the person to have special hair extensions woven into a fine mesh that is attached to the scalp. This process does not affect the new hair growth when it returns to normal and looks and feels like real hair.
Hair loss affects millions of men and women around the world, and although in some cases, it is incurable, there are modern extension techniques to restore any woman’s hair to its former glory.