Causes Behind Hair Loss

There are many causes behind hair loss. There are so many that not all of them would fit on a single page. We can divide these causes into categories to make it easier for us to classify them. Therefore, we will first see what common causes of hair loss exist.

Common Causes Behind Hair Loss

To know the common causes behind hair loss, you must first categorize them into the most common causes. What are the most common categories? They are as follows:

·      allergies

·        chemo and radiation therapy  

·        diseases

·        fungal infection

·        genetics or hereditary factors

·        hormonal imbalances

·        medications

·        stress

·        traction alopecia

Those categories encompass the causes behind hair loss. But if you want to know the diseases and conditions that have to do with the causes, go to Causes of Hair Loss.

Allergy Hair Loss

Some believe that allergy hair loss is not possible. Also, many people see it almost as a fairy tale. But there is a great reality, and we cannot hide our eyes from the truth. Allergy hair loss can happen.

In the article "Allergy Hair Loss," these five reasons are analyzed:

·        Dairy allergy

·      Dust mite allergy

·        Eggs allergy

·        Shampoo allergy

·        Wheat allergy

If you want to see five more, you should read the article "Can Allergies Cause Hair Loss". The other five are:

·        Alopecia areata

·        Food allergies

·        Hair dyes

·        Mold allergy

·        Drug allergy

Some of these allergies causes the immune system to release histamine, disrupting blood flow to capillaries that generally supply oxygen and nutrition to hair follicles. And this can certainly lead to hair loss, as it would not receive the nutrients well.

I can assure you that after fully understanding this topic, your life will not be the same because you will be more aware of how these allergies affect hair loss.

Hair Loss Caused by Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is one of the causes behind hair loss. It is almost inevitable if you undergo that treatment.

One of the most stressful and unpleasant side effects of chemo and radiation treatments is witnessing your hair falling. Besides, sudden hair loss is a sure sign of cancer for many people.

Of course, no one would like to go through that experience. If you don't want anyone to know that you have cancer, you may feel scared at the thought of other people noticing that you are losing your hair.

You may wonder why hair loss occurs when you are undergoing chemotherapy, Simply because chemotherapy medications are potent drugs that aim to destroy the growth of cancer cells rapidly.

The problem is that they also destroy good cells, including cells that make hair grow. Chemo or radiotherapy treatments and chemotherapy drugs can damage the cells that cause the hair to grow.

It causes you to lose hair not only on the head but also on eyebrows, eyelashes, and other parts of your body. If you do not lose your hair thoroughly, your hair might become thinner.

After starting the chemotherapy, the hair begins to fall around two to four weeks.

According to the Canadian Cancer Society, hair grows back after chemotherapy in most cases. That is, hair loss is temporary. Your hair regrowth begins three to six months after your last chemo, although the texture and tone of your hair may vary.

Hair Loss Diseases 

The diseases are among the leading causes behind hair loss. There are external and internal diseases that have a direct or indirect effect on our appearance. Some of them are responsible for the hair to fall.

Maybe you are asking now: "Why is important to analyze the diseases that cause hair loss?" Because that way, we can better understand each of them and counteract the cause.

Of course, not every disease is exclusive to women or men. To see the conditions go to the article: Diseases that Cause Hair Loss. They are the most famous diseases, or should I say, infamous?

For example, one of the diseases of hair loss is anemia. It is the result of the lack of an essential mineral in our body. Iron in the blood is necessary for the production of red blood cells.

Iron carries oxygen to cells, but if this mineral is deficient, it will lead to anemia. In that case, less oxygen goes to the scalp.

When that happens, the body goes into survival mode. It is a priority of our system to maintain vital organs. This signal stops the body from sending oxygen to the hair by not considering it crucial to keep it intact.

These are the first three causes behind hair loss. To see the second set of the next three causes, go to Common Causes of Hair Loss. The last set of the other three is in Common Hair Loss Causes.      

As you can see, there are many causes behind hair loss. I guess you probably didn't think there would be so many. If you want a more detailed explanation, read Causes of Hair Loss.