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Written by Navneet Kaur, M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics


Top Reasons for Hair Loss

Hair loss can be a concerning issue that affects individuals of all ages and genders. From genetic predisposition to lifestyle factors, various reasons contribute to this common concern. Understanding these factors can empower us to make informed choices about our hair health.  


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A significant portion of hair loss is attributed to genetics and hormonal imbalances, often leading to conditions like androgenetic alopecia. 

1. Genetics and Hormones  

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High stress levels can trigger hair loss due to the disruption of the hair growth cycle. Poor lifestyle choices, such as an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise, can exacerbate the issue. 

2. Stress and Lifestyle   

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Underlying medical conditions like thyroid disorders, autoimmune diseases, and scalp infections can contribute to hair loss. 

3. Medical Conditions    

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Inadequate intake of essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and proteins can weaken hair follicles and lead to hair loss. 

4. Nutritional Deficiencies  

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Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone derived from testosterone, can lead to hair loss by shrinking hair follicles in individuals genetically predisposed to sensitivity. 

5. DHT Sensitivity    

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As we age, the hair growth cycle can slow down, leading to thinner and weaker hair. 

6. Ageing 

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Excessive use of heat styling tools, tight hairstyles, and chemical treatments can damage hair follicles and cause hair to fall out. 

7. Over styling and Heat Damage  

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Certain medications, like those used for cancer, depression, and heart problems, can have hair loss as a side effect. 

8. Medications   

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Rapid weight loss, often associated with crash diets, can shock the body and lead to hair shedding. 

9. Sudden Weight Loss     

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Hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy and childbirth can lead to temporary hair loss, known as postpartum hair shedding. 

10. Pregnancy and Hormonal Changes    

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Hair loss can be influenced by a multitude of factors, ranging from genetics and hormones to lifestyle choices and medical conditions. By identifying the root causes, we can take proactive steps to address and manage hair loss. Whether through a balanced diet, stress management, or seeking medical advice, understanding these reasons empowers us to make the best choices for our hair health.  


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