8 REASONS WHY YOU ARE LOSING HAIR

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Your hair is the crown you never take off; it plays a crucial role in boosting your confidence and highlighting your personality. But sadly, for many, there are many factors that can cause their lovely “mane” to shed. Hair loss is a major problem faced by men and women alike, all over the globe. Here are the main reasons that cause balding, hair thinning and receding hairlines.
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GENETICS
Genetic hair loss or androgenetic alopecia is the most common factor that leads to hair loss in both men and women. The gene that triggers this condition can be inherited from either your mother’s or father’s side of the family and you may start experiencing its symptoms around your early 20s.
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HORMONAL IMBALANCE
Hormonal imbalance is one of the main reasons many women experience hair fall. Women are likely to experience hair fall when they consume birth control pills or switch to a different brand. Menopause is another factor that causes hormonal imbalance and indirectly triggers hair fall.
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ALOPECIA AREATA (AA)
Alopecia Areata (AA) is an autoimmune disorder that is characterized by bald patches on the scalp or other body parts. It is probably the third most common cause of hair loss after pattern hair loss and hair loss due to hormonal imbalance. AA can affect both men and women and could sometime result in permanent hair loss.
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TRAUMA
A physical trauma of any kind like an accident, surgery or illness can cause your hair to fall out temporarily. Your hair has a set life cycle— it grows, rest and sheds during this cycle. Physical trauma can disrupt with this life cycle and fast forward it to the shedding phase.
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PREGNANCY
Another factor that can put a lot of physical stress on the body is pregnancy. Giving birth takes a toll on a woman’s body (and mind). This is the reason why many women experience hair loss a few weeks after delivery. But this just temporary; the hair will grow back in a couple of months.
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HYPOTHYROIDISM
The thyroid gland is responsible for many of your bodily functions, including hair growth. Hypothyroidism is a condition (observed mainly in women) that occurs when the thyroid gland is underactive and leads to a host of problems including weight gain, fatigue, depression, skin problems and hair fall.
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ANEMIA
Around 51% of Indian women between the age of 15 and 49 suffer from anemia or iron deficiency. Apart from hair loss, the other symptoms of this deficiency include fatigue, pale complexion and dizziness. But this is one of the easily fixable causes of hair loss that can be detected by a simple blood test.
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POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME (PCOS)
1 in 5 women in India is affected by Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal disorder that results in irregular periods, excessive male hormones, acne, cysts, infertility and hair loss. An ironic attribute of PCOS is that it causes excessive hair growth on the body and hair loss on the scalp.
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Apart from these major factors, the other reasons that could cause hair fall include excessive styling, excessive washing, mental or emotional stress an unhealthy diet or the side effects of medical procedures and drugs.

Reference Links
https://abcnews.go.com/Health/WomensHealth/reasons-losing-hair/story?id=13320129
https://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20727114,00.html?slide=66951#66951
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/51-of-indian-women-aged-15-49-anaemic-most-in-world-study/articleshow/61538152.cms
https://www.indiatimes.com/health/healthyliving/1-in-5-women-affected-by-pcos-in-india-but-fret-not-we-have-the-solution-244753.html

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