Knowing what's causing your hair loss is half the battle when it comes to making informed decisions about the proper treatment for hair loss. Some conditions may only cause temporary hair loss, while others result in chronic and progressive problems that can last a lifetime without treatment.
Here are some of the genetic and environmental factors that can lead to hair loss in both men and women:
Stress from illness or surgery. This is generally a temporary condition.
Hormonal imbalances. An over - or under - active thyroid gland, as well as anomalies in androgen or estrogen levels, can cause hair loss.
Pregnancy. Women may experience hair loss after having a baby although this is typically temporary.
Menopause. This usually causes some thinning that progresses with age.
Medication. Medications for blood pressure, heart conditions, birth control, and depression have been shown to cause hair loss, and can be temporary.
Infection. Fungal infections in particular have been known to cause hair loss. Fortunately, they are treatable with medication.
Disease. Hair loss can sometimes be an early sign of an undiagnosed condition such as lupus or diabetes.
Age and genetics. Your genes can play a major role in whether or not you experience hair loss. If someone in your family has experienced it, it increases the odds you will too. Hair loss is also a common effect of aging. These are the two most common causes of hair loss.
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