Not just you, you may find many around you facing the problem of hair loss. An estimated 100 hair fall from the scalp fall every day, no big deal. But when it occurs at a young age, it sorts of ‘breaks’ you. Hair is one of the most attractive asset or sex appeal of our bodies. So, what causes hair loss in the first place? Let’s find out.
Genetics is the ultimate culprit
Androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness is responsible for 95% of hair loss in men. Such men have a receding hairline and the hair mostly thin around the crown, sooner or later leading to a bald spot. Eventually they end up having rings of hair around the sides and back of the head. Androgenetic alopecia is inherited from either mother or father’s side of the family. The genes become sensitive to testosterone causing the hair follicles to grow smaller with shorter lifespan ultimately falling out altogether.
When hair goes into resting stage
Telogen effluvium is called the resting stage of the hair growth cycle. This happens when a shock to the system forces the hair roots to go back to their resting state. Generally 2 months after this event, 70% of scalp hairs are shed in large numbers. Although hair fall can be upsetting, the good thing is telogen effluvium resolves after few months and hair grows back. This temporary hair fall condition can be caused by infection, severe illness, surgery of thyroid gland, certain medications, iron deficiency, lack of protein or excess vitamin A.
Poor nutrition and stress
A diet poor in necessary proteins, minerals and vitamins can trigger the production of hormone dihydrotestosterone(DHT) responsible for male pattern baldness. On the other hand, stress is the culprit for most of the health complications. Hair experts often cite stress as the potential trigger for balding. However, hair loss due to stress can be managed by practicing effective stress management.
Smoking is the cause to every health problem
If you are going bald in your 20s, then you should better keep an eye on your number of puffs. Hair needs oxygen-rich blood in the scalp. The toxins in the smoke reduce the level of oxygen and increase the level of carbon monoxide in the blood. This is deleterious to the hair follicles. Likewise, nicotine from cigarettes also restricts the flow of blood to the hair follicles.