Have you noticed increased hair loss and do not understand the reason? We have collected the most common reasons that can cause hair loss. Perhaps it is quite simple to deal with this problem.
Temporary hair loss can be caused by any physical trauma - surgery, car accident or even the flu. The life cycle of hair consists of three phases: growth, dormancy and shedding. A very stressful situation disrupts the cycle, and as a result, a large part of the hair enters the shedding phase. It usually becomes noticeable three to six months after the injury, but will go away as the body recovers.
Pregnancy creates such a state of stress in the body that hair loss can begin (hormones are another reason). Women notice it most often after the birth of a baby, because the birth of a child is also a big shock to the body. If this has happened to you, don't worry, your hair will grow back soon.
Antidepressants, blood thinners and other medications
Several medications have been shown to cause hair loss. The most popular of these are various blood thinners, antidepressants, and ibuprofen, which is found in painkillers. If your doctor finds that one of the prescribed medications is contributing to hair loss, ask him to reduce the dose or suggest another medication.
Too much vitamin A
Taking too much vitamin A through supplements or medications contributes to hair loss, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Adults and children over the age of 4 should get 5,000 international units of vitamin A per day, but supplements contain between 2,500 and 10,000 units. As soon as you start taking a lower dose of vitamin A, the hair loss should stop.
If you don't get enough protein in your diet, your body will stop hair growth, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. This occurs approximately two to three months after the decrease in protein intake. Keep in mind that there are several good sources of protein, such as fish, meat and eggs.
Interestingly, female pattern baldness also exists. If the women in your family started losing their hair at a certain age, there is a good chance that the same thing will happen to you. Unlike men, women's hair usually does not recede - it just becomes noticeably thinner.
It causes hair loss less often than physical stress, but it tends to happen after major emotional experiences. In most cases, it does not cause, but simply aggravates some other cause of hair loss. Sooner or later it will go away by itself, but it is recommended to deal with the cause of stress.
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