What are the common causes of sudden hair fall?
People lose almost 50 to 100 scalp hairs daily, which are then replaced by new hair. However, disruption of this cycle leads to sudden hair loss or alopecia. This is normally owing to the destruction of hair follicles and the growth of scar tissue. You end up with bald patches, gradual thinning, complete baldness, and receding hairlines. But what causes hair loss in the first place? The following factors are to blame: • Extreme Stress: Severe anxiety, physical injury, and other highly stressful situations can shock your hair cycle, and cause shedding. The problem normally becomes noticeable nearly two to six months after the occurrence of the shock. • Hereditary: If other members of your family suffer from hair loss, chances are you will be more susceptible to the problem as well. This is the most common type of hair loss, affecting 40% of women by the age of 50. • Poor Nutrition: Men and women who do not follow proper diets may experience hair fall. After all, our hair requires minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Without these nutrients, the damaging effects start to become more visible. • Crash Diets and Weight Loss: Excessive or sudden weight loss may cause loss or thinning of hair. The stress associated with dieting may lead to greater-than-usual hair fall during the shedding phase. • Aging: Once you become 40 years old, your hair begins to lose its sheen and luster. What’s more, your bodies can no longer renew and regenerate hair cells quickly. This leads to thinning hair, greying, and hair loss.
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