Common Causes of Hair Loss

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Hair LossSo, you've noticed some hair loss? Don't get too worried yet, everyone loses hair on a daily basis. Most people lose an average of 100-200 strands per day. If it's getting noticeable, you might want to keep reading to find out some common causes of hair loss.

Chances are if you are experiencing excessive hair loss, you're probably trying every product or tool on the market to get the problem to go away and retain the voluminous hair that you once knew. Well…stop! If you are using too many products on your hair, this may be a big factor in why you're experiencing hair loss in the first place! External damage to the hair from styling, coloring, brushing, straightening, curling, and blow-drying can do some real damage to your tresses! If this is the source of the problem, your best bet is to put the products and appliances down for a while. Let your hair have a breather and go au natural until your hair loss becomes a problem of the past.

One of the most well-known causes of hair loss is aging. We've all seen our parents and grandparents with thinning hair…but are we really at that stage in our lives? Studies have shown that when dealing with hair loss, the term "aging" does not always mean you're getting old. Hair loss as a result of aging can take place as early as your 20s and 30s. This is because of the hormonal changes that our bodies undergo at any given time. If you are pregnant, nursing, or on hormonal medication, these factors may be contributing to hair loss!

Another prominent cause of hair loss is stress. With the amount of stress that consumes the modern world, it's no wonder hair loss is a rising issue! Think about it: is there ever a time when you aren't working, studying, driving, or captivating your mind with your cell phone, laptop, tablet, or any of the other electronic devices we have at our fingertips? Probably not. All this commotion causes excess stress on the mind. The modern society is built upon these devices…and sometimes it's hard to put them down! If this is your problem, try setting aside an hour or two a day that you can relax and put your mind at ease. You'll be surprised how much this affects your overall health and wellness including your problems with hair loss!

Last but not least, the most common cause of hair loss is simply genetics. If you grew up noticing your parents losing hair, and now you've fallen down the same path at an early stage, you are probably suffering from hereditary hair loss. This gene can be inherited from either side of the family, but if both of your parents have it, you're at a higher risk of developing it! If this is the source of your hair loss problem, there's probably not much you can do, but visit your doctor and find out if there are options.

As you can see, hair loss is a growing concern. There are many causes and of course, noticeable effects! If you find the source of the problem, there's a good chance that you'll be able to fix it. This basis of knowledge and simple tips may help you prevent hair loss and protect your tresses!

By Jen Mathews
DERMAdoctor Staff Writer

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