What Are The Causes for Hair Loss?

hair lossThe hair loss is a loss of hair from body or head. An autoimmune disorder namely Alopecia Areata is responsible for hair loss. The extreme forms of this disorder are Alopecia universalis and Alopecia totalis involving the loss of all hair of head and body. Alopecia totalis is the loss of all hair of head. Stress is the major cause of this disorder. Alopeca universalis refers to medical conditioning involving faster loss of all hair including eyelashes and eyebrows. This disorder occurs at any age and no standard remedy is available to cure this problem. Alopecia universalis may be short-lived and acute or it may remain permanent. It is hard to predict about the re-growth of hair. To name a few, several factors like fungal infection, traumatic damage, ill effects of radiotherapy and deficiency of iron are responsible for hair fall.

Researchers are conducting experiments with immunomodulatory agents to observe their effects on hair loss, and because of that many hair loss products like hair loss vitamins and supplements are available in the market.

For acute cases, consulting a doctor is the best way for hair loss treatment.

  • Physical stress
  • Pregnancy
  • Too much intake of Vitamin A
  • Deficiency of protein
  • Heredity
  • Female hormone

Few Common Hair Loss Causes

Physical stress leads to hair loss

All sorts of physical stress in the form of a car accident, surgery or severe illness are hair loss causes. Hair has a programmed life cycle including growth phase, rest phase and lastly shedding phase. When you pass through a stressful event, it provides disruption to the hair cycle. Hair fall becomes noticeable between 3 and 6 months after the trauma.


pregnancy-and-hair-lossIn some cases, pregnancy causes hair fall because it is a type of physical stress. The hair fall affects a mother after the delivery of her child.

Female hormones

Like in pregnancy, hormonal changes may cause hair fall, similarly taking birth control pills cause hormonal imbalance and results in losing of hair. The hormonal change during menopause also causes hair fall.

Too much intake of Vitamin A

To much intake of Vitamin A causes hair fall. Try to avoid consuming hair loss vitamins frequently without proper expert consultation.

Deficiency of protein

If you do not consume enough protein in your diet, you will suffer from protein deficiency, which may result to hair fall. This may happen about 2 to 3 months after a drop in protein intake.


If you belong to a family where people started to suffer from hair fall at certain age, you may be more prone to this problem.

These are the common reasons of hair loss. You should take corrective measures or good hair loss products at right time to prevent further loss.

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