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Our ancestors used to consider Hair Loss as a sign of ageing, but depending on our current lifestyle, many other factors contribute to hair breakage. Here’s a list of some factors that can trigger Hair Fall.
Genes – Hair Loss due to genes is known as androgenetic alopecia and is the most common nowadays. The genes of the parents here play an important role and may pass on their hair-loss to you if they too have suffered it.
Hormones – Abnormal hormone levels affect the growth cycle of hair and lead to increased Hair Fall, which occurs during pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, hypo or hyperthyroid or due to use birth control pills. Fluctuating hormone level causes Hair thinning.
Diet – A diet lacking essential nutrients like iron, copper, zinc and proteins etc. can also cause temporary Hair Loss.
Medications – Several medicines like chemotherapeutic drugs, antidepressants, arthritis and high blood pressure drugs can also lead to Hair Loss. Even radiation therapy used in the treatment of cancer can cause temporary Hair Loss.
Stress – Any stress, whether it’s personal or professional or of Hair Loss itself, can strip off essential nutrients that make hair weaker.
Hairstyling – Hair straightening, curling and various other procedures like bleaching, coloring and perming lead to hair breakage. In Excess!
Pollution – Environmental pollution, including dust particles, also affects hair proteins leading to premature greying and Hair Loss.
Lifestyle – Inadequate sleep, excessive sun exposure and smoking too.\