What Are The Reasons For Hair Fall

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You wake up one morning and you notice that there is hair scattered over your pillow. When you comb you notice that the number of hair you are losing isn’t any less either. You dry your hair with a towel after your bath and on your towel you find hair as well. Read on further to read more as to why you might be encountering this problem and how you can overcome them.

Reasons For Hair Fall

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Reason for Hair Fall:

Here are listed below 15 main reasons for hair loss regularly in men and women along with images.

1. Hair Styling:


Today, there are so many products available in the Indian market to style your hair. Shampoos, conditioners, mousses, gels, serums, the list is endless. Even styling like straightening and curling irons are commonly used to make the hair look beautiful. But what many of us tend to forget is that these products tend to damage the hair.

Heat and chemicals if used excessively can damage the hair to a large extent. In such a case, the ideal solution would be cut back on the hair products being used. Using small amiable amounts of products may control hair-fall. In case, it does not cease, consult a dermatologist.

2. Scalp Problems:

dandruff sclap problem

An unhealthy scalp can lead to hair-fall as well. It leads to inflammation of the skin, which further prevent hair from growing back again. This leads to conditions like dandruff, psoriasis and fungal infections. You can identify and unhealthy scalp if you notice white dusty flakes (dandruff) falling off your hair, when you gently rub your head.

If your scalp is highly itchy and you notice white scales and red patches, it is an indication that the scalp is unhealthy. In such cases, the best thing to do is consulting a dermatologist. A physical examination would be required to identify the problem and medicines would be prescribed accordingly for the problem.

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3. Iron Deficiency Is A Cause For Hair Loss:

Iron Deficiency

If you do not have enough iron in your body, the red blood corpuscles would not be able to transport oxygen to all parts of the body. Iron deficiency causes anemia, which makes the body pale and fatigued. Along with this, there might be many other problems like headaches, cold hands and feet, difficulty in concentrating, etc., and more importantly hair loss.

To diagnose this problem, one would need to get a physical examination to identify the problem. The doctor might be able to prescribe medicines to increase iron content and also prescribe medication that specifically target the problem of hair-fall. Also consuming iron rich products like leafy vegetables, meat, beans, etc would increase the iron content in the body.

4. Alopecia Areata:

Alopecia Areata

This is an autoimmune disorder affecting men and women alike. The immune system starts to attack the hair follicles due to this disorder. Although the reason for this disorder is unknown, it could be triggered due to stress or illness. There are three forms to this condition –

  • Alopecia areata, which causes smooth patches of baldness on scalp, legs, eyebrows, etc.
  • Alopecia totalis, where there is total hair loss on the head.
  • Alopecia universalis, where hair-fall occurs in all parts of the body.

Consulting a dermatologist would be the best solution to this problem. Hair loss maybe caused due to hormonal imbalances. The dermatologist may observe the condition and also perform few tests in order to diagnose this problem.

5. Lupus:


Similar to alopecia, lupus makes the immune system attack healthy tissues in the body. But unlike alopecia, lupus is considered a disease. This is found to be common among women during pregnancy. Lupus results in extreme fatigue, oral ulcers, joint pains, headaches, etc. The major symptom is that the person suffering from this disease becomes highly sensitive to the sun.

Many people with this disease experience hair-fall while brushing or shampooing their hair. The solution to this problem is consulting the rheumatologist, who would examine the joints and tissues for inflammation. If your hair-fall is accompanied by any other symptoms above, the rheumatologist would be able to diagnose the cause and prescribe medication.

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