Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Main causes of hair loss

Hair Loss
Telogen effluvium: Refers to any changes in your body due to physical or emotional stress that cause hair loss. Can include a death in the family, surgery and illness.

Disease: Includes lupus, thyroid disease or other thyroid abnormalities, and alopecia.

Hormonal changes: Often prompted by childbirth, menopause or use of birth control pills.

Medication side effects: From blood pressure, acne, antidepression and cholesterol medication.

Genetics: Can be inherited from mother or father. Heredity also dictates the age, speed and extent of your hair loss.

Preventing hair loss

Get checked: Usually, hair loss is due to an external medical condition. Be sure to speak with your doctor to treat this first, before treating your hair.

Eat well: Eat foods that are high in protein, such as beans or other legumes and eggs.

Relax: Stress induces hair loss, so take time to breathe once in a while.

Take vitamins: Biotin, a B-complex vitamin, is known to help some people experiencing hair loss.
Go natural: Excessive hair drying, curling and straightening can damage hair, and tying your hair too tight can lead to a gradual hair loss known as traction alopecia..

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