Reasons for Hair Loss
The most common cause of hair loss is a hereditary condition called male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness.
In genetically susceptible people, certain sex hormones (DHT) trigger a particular pattern of permanent hair loss.
Most common in men, this type of hair thinning can begin as early as puberty.
Hormonal changes and imbalances can also cause temporary hair loss. This could be due to pregnancy, childbirth, discontinuation of birth control pills or the onset of menopause.
A variety of medical conditions can cause hair loss, including:
Thyroid problems. The thyroid gland helps regulate hormone levels in your body. If the gland isn’t working properly, hair loss may result
- Scalp infections. Infections, such as ringworm, can invade the hair and skin of your scalp, leading to hair loss. Once infections are treated, hair generally grows back.
- Other skin disorders. Diseases that can cause scarring, such as lichen planus and some types of lupus, can result in permanent hair loss where the scars occur.
Hair loss can be caused by drugs used to treat:
- Heart problems
- High blood pressure
Other causes of hair loss :
Hair loss can also result from: