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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

What causes excessive hair loss?

A number of things can cause excessive hair loss. For example, about 3 or 4 months after an illness or a major surgery, you may suddenly lose a large amount of hair. This hair loss is related to the stress of the illness and is temporary.

Hormonal problems may cause hair loss. If your thyroid gland is overactive or underactive, your hair may fall out. This hair loss usually can be helped by treatment thyroid disease. Hair loss may occur if male or female hormones, known as androgens and estrogens, are out of balance. Correcting the hormone imbalance may stop your hair loss.

Many women notice hair loss about 3 months after they've had a baby. This loss is also related to hormones. During pregnancy, high levels of certain hormones cause the body to keep hair that would normally fall out. When the hormones return to pre-pregnancy levels, that hair falls out and the normal cycle of growth and loss starts again.

Some medicines can cause hair loss. This type of hair loss improves when you stop taking the medicine. Medicines that can cause hair loss include blood thinners (also called anticoagulants), medicines used for gout, high blood pressure or heart problems, vitamin A (if too much is taken), birth control pills and antidepressants.

Certain infections can cause hair loss. Fungal infections of the scalp can cause hair loss in children. The infection is easily treated with antifungal medicines.

Finally, hair loss may occur as part of an underlying disease, such as lupus or diabetes. Since hair loss may be an early sign of a disease, it is important to find the cause so that it can be treated.
  1. Make sure you have certain minerals and vitamins indicated as beneficial to hair growth in your diet. These daily nutrients include, but are not limited to, the following: 15,000 IU vitamin A; 50 mg each vitamins B3, 5, 6, and 12; 2 g vitamin C; 800 IU vitamin E; and 50 mg Biotin.
  2. Get adequate sleep. Your body uses the time you are sleeping to repair, restore and refresh, and sleep will help your hair grow.
  3. Limit the amount of stress in your life and learn how to handle the stressors that are present; stress can slow down hair growth and make your hair weak and brittle. Exercise, meditation, yoga, deep-breathing exercises and stress-management classes are all recommended strategies for dealing with stress.
  4. Keep your face clean, moisturized and exfoliated to allow for good facial hair growth. Steam opens up pores for easier cleaning and closer shaving. Exfoliating removes the dead skin cells and keeps your pores and hair follicles clear. This will allow better hair growth and limit the incidences of ingrown hairs. Moisturizer keeps your skin healthy, which allows for better hair growth. If your skin is dry and flaking, you will have more ingrown hairs, and your facial hair growth will become stunted.
One of the biggest myths about black hair is that it doesn't grow or grow as quickly as other types of hair. All hair grows an average of ½ inch per month, but it's how you treat your hair that determines how much you'll retain. Some women swear by vitamin regimens that call for popping pills all day long, while others cut their hair according to the phases of the moon. There's no mumbo-jumbo involved in hair growth. All that's required is your commitment to healthy hair practices and treating your hair with TLC. Here are 11 tips you can use to grow your hair longer and stronger:

Follow a Healthy Lifestyle
Get Regular Trims
Use Moisturizing Products
Low Manipulation
Use Protective Styling
Stay Away from Heat
Use the Right Tools
Condition, Condition, Condition
Relax with Care
Go, and Stay, Natural
Wear Gentle Styles

 Keep your hair in excellent condition. Seeing a hairdresser regularly to have your hair cut and styled will keep it in top condition. Hair in good condition gives the impression it's longer even if it's not because it looks good and has no split ends, etc. 

Be kind to your hair. Your hair falls out of its own accord (approximately 70 to 150 hairs daily),but you may be pulling it out faster as a result of the things you do to it. The gentler you are with your hair, the less chances it has to fall out excessively.

Maintain good food nutrition or boost it by taking a daily multivitamin. Your body needs several building blocks in order to produce a healthy head of hair, and you can easily meet your body's requirement by eating a balanced, nutritious diet, of by taking a multivitamin consistently if you are not eating well due to illness, etc. Keep in mind, however, that it can take several months to notice the results, so don't get discouraged. 

Avoid dramatic weight loss. As you shed pounds, you also shed hair. The dramatic changes that your body undergoes when it loses weight quickly (the change in nutrients, the stress involved) can cause your hair to thin. Diets low in protein and iron (for example, very low-fat diets) and also those high in protein but low in fruits and vegetables (for example, Atkins) that result in dramatic weight loss can also trigger significant hair loss. Instead, keep a balanced diet, and focus on gradual calorie reduction (one or two pounds a week)

Relax. Stress is a common cause of reversible hair loss. When you experience physical or emotional turmoil, it can take anywhere from three weeks to four months for the results to show up in your hair. It is important to relieve your stress.

Address any pressing health issues. Hair is a strong indicator of overall health. Many nutritional deficiencies can cause hair growth to slow, and can cause hair to thin. Hormonal problems such as hypothyroidism and PCOS can also cause thinning. If your hair has gotten seriously thinner, or stops growing for more than a few months, discuss it with your doctor as soon as possible.

1 comment:

  1. Well, it is not new for me to lose some hair. I have a hypothyroid and hair loss is one of the symptoms. But when I tried bovine thyroid , my hair stopped falling in clumps.


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