What causes your hair to fall out?

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There are many types of hair loss with different symptoms and causes. Some factors causing the hair can be listed as hereditary hair loss, age related hair loss, hormonal imbalance in women, and stress.


Hereditary Hair Loss

Male pattern baldness, also known as androgenetic alopecia is one of the most common causes of hair loss. This hair loss condition can be inherited from either your mother’s or father’s side of the family, though you’re more likely to inherit it from your mother's side.This hair loss condition is generally triggered by Dihydrotestosterone or DHT, a breakdown product of the hormone testosterone that is caused by the enzyme 5-alpha reductase that converts testosterone into DHT.

Age Related Hair Loss

Aging is one of the most common causes of hair loss. When we are younger, hair falling out can easily be replaced with new hair. However as we get older this process slows down.

Hormonal Imbalance in Women

Hormonal shifts caused by birth control pills, pregnancy, childbirth can cause hair loss. Women may also experience hair loss due to Polycystic Ovary syndrome. Since the ovary contains a large number of cysts, women may develop a hormone imbalance. Hair loss may be observed in women due to these imbalances. 

Stress-Related Hair Loss

It is scientifically proven that hair loss can be related to stress or anxiety. Unless there is no other underlying medical reason for your hair loss, hair loss should return to normal a few months after your stress levels go back down to normal. If you’re losing hair because you’re stressed or anxious, then the first thing to do is to get your stress levels under control.

If you have started to experience hair loss and are considering a hair transplant or would like to receive more information on hair transplantation, we encourage you to contact us to find the right diagnosis and the best treatment plan. 


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