Common is it underestimated how complex the issue of hair loss can be, and the primary reason is due to the wide range of things that can cause it. If you have hair loss and are looking to treat it, it’s essential to try and work out the underlying cause to ensure there aren’t any underlying concerns that need to be taken into consideration.
A potential side effect of many medications is hair loss, while for many, it is a less common side effect that doesn’t mean it won’t happen to you. Some medications are especially prone to causing hair loss, such as some of those used to treat arthritis, high blood pressure, cancer, and anti-depressants. If you are concerned one of your medications is causing hair loss, never suddenly stop medications prescribed without your doctor’s advice as often this can in the least lead to adverse reactions to the sudden discontinuation. Birth control pills are one common medication that can cause hair loss in women, especially when suddenly discontinued. When concerned about hair loss caused by medications, speak to your practitioner about possible alternatives and other options, never take these kinds of things into your own hands and make snap decisions on your own with prescribed medicines.
When you balance of hormones changes, especially suddenly this can lead to hair loss, sometimes temporary depending on the specific circumstances. After having a child is a prevalent time women experience hair loss or thinning hair as this is a period of rapid hormonal changes. Even during the pregnancy itself, the condition of a person’s hair is likely to change somewhat. Another frequent hormonal change that people face is menopause, and this is a time when it’s common for people’s hair to change along with the other side effects people often experience during menopause.
Sudden shocks like a death in the family or other severe personal crisis can lead to hair loss. Stress and extreme anxiety can also be triggers for hair loss; anything causing you severe mental distress can be a factor in hair loss. If you are experiencing severe stress or other issues consider these may be playing a part in your problems, don’t underestimate the potential that mental strain can have for directly affecting the body physically. Sometimes mental illness can connect directly to hair loss as some people can begin to pull out their own hair; this is called trichotillomania or commonly referred to as hair-pulling disorder.
If you aren’t having an adequate intake of the nutrition, your body requires to function normally you can find yourself suffering from lower quality hair, weaker hair, and hair loss. If your diet is unusually low in protein, iron, and Vitamin A, you are likely already off to a bad start. Even if your diet is excellent, having a blood test to ensure everything is in order, and you aren’t facing any deficiencies of necessary vitamins and minerals can be useful. Just because you have an optimal diet, there’s no guarantee your body is processing it as expected as another health problem may be hindering your absorption and processing of vital nutrition and the building blocks for healthy, strong, and thick hair.
While just about everyone enjoys styling their hair to some degree, the products applied, the tools used to do so, and the intensity of stress caused to the hair can be a problem at times. Tools that use heat such as curling irons or hair straighteners can result in dry, damaged hair if you aren’t careful or your hair is already in a mediocre state. Tension is another thing to concern as traction hair loss can be caused by styling your hair in ways that apply pressure to the hair follicles. Even a ponytail can result in this kind of hair loss, as a tight ponytail can put pressure directly on the follicles pulling hairs out directly at the root.
There’s a seemingly never-ending list of things that can cause hair damage and hair loss, but there is something you can do about it. Book a consultation with at Skin Club in Melbourne, where they are experienced in treating patients with hair loss and hair thinning concerns.