Everyone experiences hair shedding daily. Most individuals lose 50 to 100 hairs every day as part of this natural cycle, with hair loss being higher on days when you shampoo your hair. But what if you peek in your pillow, shower drain, or comb and find that you appear to be losing a lot more than that all of a sudden? If you are experiencing too much hair loss, you need to identify the underlying cause of the issue to choose the appropriate Downtown DC hair loss treatment method.
Here are some common causes of hair loss:
1. Thinning hair following pregnancy
Hair loss can result from hormonal abnormalities, particularly the dramatically changing hormone levels that follow pregnancy and childbirth. Postpartum moms commonly suffer hair loss or even bald patches since it takes time for hormone levels to return to normal after pregnancy. This often occurs three months after the baby is delivered. Don’t worry; your hair follicles will recover as your other body tissues recover. After the temporary hair loss, your hair will grow back.
2. Hair loss due to medications
Many drugs used to treat common health issues include hair loss as a side effect. Antidepressants, oral contraceptives, NSAIDs, antidepressants, blood thinners and beta and calcium channel blockers, can all cause baldness or hair thinning. Excess amounts of retinoids, which are vitamin A-based medications, can also cause hair loss.
In addition, several chemotherapy medications are known to result in complete hair loss as they seek to kill cancer cells. Hair should regrow once you stop taking any medicines that make you lose hair, just like it does after chemotherapy.
3. Trauma to the body: shock to the hair follicles
When your body is under intense physical stress, the natural cycle of hair growth and sleeping may be disrupted, resulting in hair loss, which commonly takes the form of thinning hair or strands that fall out in clumps. Any shock to your body, such as being in a severe accident, having surgery, getting burns, or being very unwell, may cause up to 75 percent of your hair to fall out as a result of a shock to the body, which can occur months following the incident.
4. Diet deficiencies: what you eat affects your hair
A healthy, diverse, and well-balanced diet provides the essential vitamins and nutrients, such as protein, that your body needs to function properly throughout your whole body. Poor nutrition or following a strict diet may lead to a variety of nutritional deficiencies that can result in hair loss, from thinning hair to bald patches.
5. Emotional stress
Significant emotional stress may also interfere with the regular hair growth cycle when you are going through a life-altering event, such as a divorce or breakup, bankruptcy or other financial difficulties, the loss of a loved one or the loss of a home. Severe emotional pressures may cause temporary hair loss, but normal hair growth is typically restored once the stress is under control.
Hair loss can affect your appearance and your self-esteem. Fortunately, there are treatments to restore your hair and improve your looks. Call Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center to schedule your appointment for hair loss treatment.