5 Common Causes of Hair Loss and What To Do About It?

Fact is that we all lose hair on a daily basis and that number is somewhere around fifty to hundred strands per day, but this is not the kind of hair loss one should be concerned about because the body has its own way of replacing the lost hair with new ones. From taking a shower to brushing our hair, there are a number of day to day activities that can result in that "replaceable" hair loss. However, there are certain health conditions and even practices that might cause an excessive amount of hair loss along with hair damage. This article focuses on letting you know about these specific conditions that can cause harm to your hair along with telling you some hair loss remedies. So without any further ado, let's get started.

Telogen Effluvium

Telogen Effluvium is known to cause heavy hair loss while bathing, brushing hair or styling. Studies have shown that it majorly occurs after pregnancy or a major surgery. If you have recently lost a considerable amount of weight or have been taking a lot of stress the, the chances of Telogen Effluvium are even more. Talk to your doctor if the increased dosage of medication is causing this. In cases of pregnancy or surgery, it usually takes some time before things get back to normal.

Hereditary hair loss

 This is perhaps one of the most common causes of hair loss so far. An intense amount of studies have shown that hair loss has a clear relation with the genes inherited from father and mother. It causes hair to become weak and thin and shed more often. In the case of both parents having hair loss issues, this condition is even more prevalent. While there is not a lot you can do to stop it but science has developed far enough to come up with the medication that can delay hair loss as much as possible.


To understand this, you first need to know that Thyroid is the hormone responsible for metabolism, heart rate, and mood. Hypothyroidism is the condition in which there is a lack of this hormone and as a result of this, your body has to suffer severely. Hair loss is very frequent and even nails start to get brittle because of Hypothyroidism. What you need to do is to get the medical treatment as soon as possible so that your doctor can diagnose you with thyroid hormone medication to restore its level.

Iron deficiency

The lack of iron content in the blood takes a toll on the number of red blood cells which are responsible for carrying oxygen throughout the body. Studies have shown that iron deficiency can cause a number of severe health conditions and hair loss tops that list. Because of blood loss during periods, menstruating women require higher iron content than men. Include iron-rich foods in your diet and consult your doctor in case there is any need for a supplement.

Excessive styling

The list of causes of hair loss can't be completed without mentioning this point. It's about time you need to understand that excessive exposure to chemicals and heat can weaken your hair. Avoid the application of such chemicals and styling appliances which might damage your hair by overheating. While dying your hair, try to avoid any severe color change from your natural hair color. Another important thing to keep in mind is to avoid combing through dry hair so as to prevent them from breaking.


 In the light of above discussion, it can be said that now you know about the major causes of hair loss and what all you can do in order to prevent it.

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Jennifer Shackelford

Hi, I’m Jennifer, the founder and editor of TheMamaNeeds.com. On The Mama Needs, I write about experience with pregnancy, raising kids, and nutrition for both kids and expectant moms.. I love that blogging brings parents together and lets our readers know they’re not the only ones going through these experiences. I love seeing comments on my posts that say “I thought it was just me! I’m so glad it’s not!” Being a parent is hard, but friends and blogs really help.

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