Hair loss problems

Written By The HealthMeth Team - Updated On Saturday, March 13, 2021 6:00 PM

General causes of hair loss

There are many reasons that contribute to hair loss, including: [1]

  • Genetic causes: In most cases, hair loss is inherited, that is, it passed from one parent to the person. This is also called as “female androgenetic alopecia” (FPHL) and “male pattern baldness” (MPHL).
  • Aging: Hair grows less with age, becomes lighter, and tends to break easily.
  • Poor diet: Poor diet leads to hair loss, especially when it does not contain enough protein and iron.
  • Stress and tension: This includes the physical stress that accompanies the patient after surgery, various diseases, high fever, or a high body temperature.
  • Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy is one of the factors that lead to hair loss.
  • Exposure to emotional or physical trauma: emotional or physical trauma may lead to significant hair loss. Examples of such trauma are the death of a family member, severe weight loss, or a high fever. [2]
  • Trichotillomania (trichotillomania) is one of the causes of hair loss, as people with it have an obsession to pull their hair and pluck it from the head, eyebrows and eyelashes. [2]
  • Tighten the hair a lot when tying it. [2]

Medical causes of hair loss

There are some medical conditions that may be the cause of hair loss , including: [3]

  • Hormonal changes: Hormonal changes and imbalances may cause hair loss temporarily, and among the causes of these changes are pregnancy or childbirth, the onset of menopause, thyroid problems, and others.
  • Alopecia: Alopecia areata occurs when the immune system attacks hair follicles, causing sudden hair loss, causing circular, bald, and smooth spots on the skin.
  • Scalp infections: One of the infections of the scalp is "ringworm", which is a skin disease that causes scalp peeling and hair loss. It is worth noting that hair will grow back naturally if this infection is treated.
  • Other skin disorders: Of the skin disorders that lead to hair loss:
    • Lichen planus.
    • Some types of lupus.
    • Sarcoidosis .

Take medications

Taking some types of drugs may cause hair loss, including those used to treat cancer, arthritis, depression, heart problems, and high blood pressure, in addition to contraceptive drugs, and excessive consumption of vitamin A also causes hair loss. [3]


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  2. ^ A b T. George Krucik, "What ' Causes Hair Loss?" , , Retrieved 12-1-2018. Edited.
  3. ^ A b "Hair Loss" , , Retrieved 12-1-2018. Edited.